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Local Activities Around Manchester Vermont

Places to Eat

The Barn - Our restaurant has more character than photos can capture – from the rustic warmth of our two stone fireplaces, to the cozy feel of the dining room loft.

Seasons Restaurant - Opened July 2010, Seasons Restaurant follows nature’s lead, incorporating seasonally inspired dishes on the menu four times a year.

Al Duccis - An Italian style delicatessen and food market in Manchester Center, Vermont specializing in Italian gourmet specialty foods such as Home Made Mozzarella, Multi-grain Bread, Foccacia, Italian White Bread, Ciabatta, Semolina Bread and Caponata.

Brasserie l'oustau - Brings a new American interpretation of classic French foods.

The Reluctant Panther - features contemporary American cooking in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. With an emphasis on locally sourced products, our Chefs create a sophisticated dining experience that is unsurpassed in northern New England. A multiple year Wine Spectator award winning wine list complements the tasteful menu.

The Dorset Inn - Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont's four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.

Gringo Jack's - uses fresh ingredients to create wonderfully bold flavors - ranging from authentic, regional Mexican flavors to those of Tex-Mex and the Southwest - all working together to make Gringo Jack's Manchester's favorite dining spot.

The Perfect Wife - Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone- walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room.

Garlic John's - A long-established, chef-owned, regional Italian restaurant with an extensive menu

Bistro Henry - Featuring something for everyone. A contemporary restaurant featuring the best dishes from Southern France, Northern Italy, and the eclectic palates of its chef owners.

Johnny Seesaw's - One of the areaʼs favorite restaurants, known for sumptuous portions, a magnificent wine list and leisurely dining. Skiing Magazine said we have “the best Yankee cuisine in New England”.

Things to do

Hildene Meadows - Each year Hildene's staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, grounds and walking trails. We can accommodate scheduled guided tours, self-guided tours, group tours and school groups.

Battenkill Canoe - Afloat, a new world awaits, a world of slowed-down time and stretched-out space, of peace and quiet beauty. From a river, you feel more, and see with different eyes. We at BattenKill take the importance of free-flowing, healthy rivers, and unspoiled outdoors as a priority.

The Golf Club at Equinox - Pursue your passion for the game at The Golf Club at Equinox, named one of the "Top 75 courses in the U.S." by Golf Digest, and the "#1 Golf Course in Vermont" by Golfweek.

The Spa at Equinox - The 13,000 square foot full-service resort spa reflects the beauty and nature of Vermont’s pristine environment. Here you will find a comprehensive menu of massage, facial and body treatments, in addition to a heated indoor pool, cardio room, and movement studio for yoga, pilates and meditation.

The Dorset Playhouse - is a non-profit community theatre organization dedicated to fostering the arts in Dorset, VT and elsewhere, and for that purpose to produce plays and conduct theatrical and other entertainment.