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Welcome to Manchester, Vermont

Where peace & quiet go to find some peace & quiet

About Manchester

Manchester is the quintessential New England town where you can enjoy fine dining, exceptional shopping, unique recreational activities and premiere exclusive events. 

Pleasant, beautiful and relaxed, Manchester is an all-season destination conveniently located in southwestern Vermont, at driving distance from New York City and Boston. Manchester is tucked into the Green Mountains in the beautiful Battenkill River Valley.

Cuisine and Shopping

Manchester is home to a great selection of upscale and casual restaurants, trendy and local bars, breakfast joints, steakhouses, taverns, bakeries, breweries and cafés. All around Manchester you’ll find classic New England cuisine, locally-sourced eats, and even international fare.

Manchester is also an incredible destination for shoppers. The designer outlets are home of Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor, Armani, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren and many others. In Manchester you'll also find great locally-owned boutiques, arts-and-crafts shops, the famous Northshire Bookstore, and much more.

Culture and Entertainment

Are you looking for an exciting adventure or would you rather have some quiet relaxing time? Manchester offers both! Enjoy Manchester’s heritage sites, the riverwalk, the Farmer’s Market, art galleries, and museums.

Every year, Manchester holds the Manchester Music Festival where internationally-renowned classical musicians delight visitors in the Green Mountains of Vermont. There is also the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival, and the Manchester Merriment, where the winter holidays are received in cheerful style.

The Great Outdoors

Manchester is located within driving distance to popular ski resorts, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities and it is the perfect place to find variety and adventure. Stratton Mountain resort is a quick 15 miles away, while Bromley can be found only about 7 miles. These two mountains are a great place to ski and sled in the winter, and are full of spring and summer activities for the whole family.

If what you are looking for is rest and relaxation, in Manchester you will find beautiful scenic trails ideal for picnics and outdoor activities, you can also go fly fishing or just kick back and breathe in the mountain air.