What to Do and Where to Find It

These pages detail a guide to recreational, music, theatre, shopping, and dining treasures for you to discover throughout the Southern Vermont and Manchester and the Mountains area. We hope to entertain and inspire you during your time in our community as a welcome visitor, second homeowner, or full-time resident.

Places of Worship

Activities & Events

Take a scenic drive, a hike, a bike ride, a walk — take a breath and exhale then turn the pages to explore all that the area offers. From farmer’s markets and fairs to fly fishing; browse bookstores and libraries, explore the Lincoln family home. Be ‘on-the-go’ or ‘take-it-in’ for every interest and age. Discover our vibrant Vermont community.

Antiques, Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals
Special Events & Galas
Sporting Resources & Events


Rich and abundant in natural beauty, our Green Mountains are also filled with theatrical and artistic experiences to further please the senses. Browse the galleries and museums, attend familiar and innovative theatre performances. Listen to world-class musicians performing chamber music or engage with students and local performers.

Visual Art


With inspiration and chefs from all over the world, dining in the Manchester area suits every palate. Consider a leisurely breakfast featuring maple syrup boiled from sap and eggs collected right down the road. Head out for lunch prepared with fresh farm to table ingredients. Gather for a dinner of unforgettable flavors and unique influences.



Staying in Manchester and neighboring Dorset means more than places to rest your head; it’s an experience that shines with friendly service, unique atmospheres, and the opportunity for lifelong memories. These establishments are ready and waiting to help make your time here stress-free. Reserve a room that’s perfect for you whether it’s at a secluded bed and breakfast, exciting resort, or something in between.


Real Estate

Whether it’s a secluded country escape, resort playground property, or village residence close to the action, relocate to your family’s dream home or find a vacation getaway. These professionals are available to guide you through the process and help you navigate to your Vermont paradise.

Real Estate


Whether you are a visitor, part or full-timer most of us need assistance with something at some time. We have the pros here to tend to your health, the beautification and maintenance of your home, your personal grooming, finances, and spiritual and educational needs.

Homeowner Services
Medical, Health & Beauty
Professional Services


Shopping season is all year round in the Manchester region. The Manchester Designer Outlets are legendary, existing side by side with locally-owned specialty shops. Discover hidden gems including international brands, handmade artisan products, and locally grown and produced food items.

Art & Jewelry
Books, Food & Specialty Items
Home Furnishings