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Let’s Go Shopping!

Update your home décor and wardrobe with a fabulous Manchester shopping expedition!

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To Two Cow Lane and back

Here is a wonderful walk to take in Manchester Center— something to enjoy after your shopping and your gallery hopping, after you are done exploring along the Riverwalk at the Town Green, and after you have had a bite to eat in town. This is a short, self-guided stroll on Bonnet Street, the perfect block or two to see what adds to Manchester’s charm.

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visit Newfane

Newfane is as old as Vermont, settled eight years before the town was officially organized. The early residents were farmers, pioneers really, on rugged terrain that the Reverend Timothy Dwight IV (1752– 1817) described as “uneven” in the diaries he kept during his famous journeys through New England.

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Weddings

Exchange your vows amidst the natural beauty of Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains. For any season, explore the possibilities. Create and share your magic at a chic country barn or inn, on a heavenly vista, romantic lake front, or an elegant ballroom. Turn the pages and fall in love.

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A Riverwalk on the Battenkill

There is something quite peculiar about the Battenkill in Manchester Center: big, fat trout swim in it, pretty songbirds, ducks, and geese drink from it, beautiful wildflowers grow along it, and people—people like us who generally love nature— just don’t see it. But what if there was a safe, open trail along the riverbanks? A pleasant path, just far enough away from traffic and shopping centers and noise—would you walk it? Did you answer yes? That’s what the folks at Manchester’s Riverwalk Committee, a nonprofit group, are counting on, and they are working hard to give all of us that opportunity…

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On Foot Through Factory Point

Begin this easy walk at Adams Park at the intersection of Main Street and Center Hill Road. This three-tenths of a mile route slopes gently downhill, and the terrain is city sidewalks. End at the Factory Point Town Green on Depot Street, overlooking the spillway on the Battenkill…

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Summit the Easy Way

There is only one Skyline Drive in Vermont and it begins at VT Route 7A just 5 minutes south of Manchester Village. Round-trip, the journey to the top of Equinox Mountain and back is 10.5 miles. Easy peasy, you say? Well, yes… and no…

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Visit Arlington

Despite its diminutive size, Arlington offers a treasure trove of culture for travelers. With a history as rich as the culinary traditions of the region, the community is the ideal destination for a daytime excursion full of hometown hospitality…

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An Inside Look at Some Exquisite Gardens Nurtured by Local Homeowners and Landscapes – A bronze statue named Traveler by Curt Brill is one of many to grace the grounds at Manchester’s Turkey Hill Farm. Arms outstretched in a gesture of gratitude, it faces the apple orchard, welcoming its harvest. Landowner Sylvia Stroup accepts this interpretation, but the story behind its placement is far simpler. Resting on axis with the back porch of the house, it counterbalances…

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Historic Main Street in Manchester Village is the perfect after-dinner stroll when summer’s sunset is late in the evening or on those bright, foliage-glorious mornings in autumn. The entire district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 because of its significance as an early 19th century New England resort, anchored by a fine hotel that “catered to the highest classes of society.”…