GET OUTSIDE! Tubing and Hiking in Scenic Manchester and Nearby Towns
Escape to the Green Mountains, where big, undiscovered experiences await. Where you can sip, savor, and shop. Where you can unplug, restore, and recharge. With world-class recreational activities and premiere cultural events at your fingertips, we don’t blame you if you never want to go home!
While visiting the area, we invite you to discover Manchester, VT, which borders our bucolic town of Dorset. Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains.
It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort), marketed Manchester to visitors, describing the area as being “delightfully situated in a valley three miles wide.”
What made Manchester attractive back then—its mountains and scenic beauty—is equally vital, if not more so, to visitors today.
While this summer is clearly not the same, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. CLICK HERE for suggestions on hiking, tubing, and walking trails in Manchester Vermont and nearby towns.