Local Events at the Equinox and in the surrounding area!
Small town charm. Scenic mountains. No one does it quite like Manchester.
DESTINATION DISCOVERY TOUR-
Join Richard Hom, Equinox Chef Concierge and Les Clef d’Or USA member for a 30 to 45-minute tour of the Equinox. You’ll explore parts of the hotel such as the Colonnade Grand Ballroom, Marsh Tavern and Falcon Bar. Learn untold stories about Ethan Allen, Robert Todd Lincoln and other interesting fun and historical tidbits about the Equinox and its place in the history of Manchester. He’ll also suggest many of his favorite seasonally appropriate local activities indigenous to Vermont. Limited to first 10 participants. Please visit the concierge desk for dates and times of the next tour.
INTRODUCING CRINOLINE FASHION BOUTIQUE, located in Appleseed – Fine Women’s Apparel & Accessories, a collection of both established & emerging designers. Creating a unique & fun atmosphere carefully curated designs from around the globe. Open daily.
LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE – The School offers off-road driving year round for experienced drivers and curious adventure seekers alike. Choose the Discovery, Land Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport or their “flagship”, Range Rover. Take a hands-on 1 or 2 hour driving lesson (starting at $275 for 1 hour or $425 for 2 hours) Please call the Concierge at Extension 2 or the Land Rover School at (802) 362-0687 for information and reservations starting in May.
AREA HIKING — Walks and Hikes are great ways to explore the natural beauty and history of Manchester & the Mountains. Some of the best trails include: The Equinox Preserve consists of over 914 acres and 12 miles of trails on the slopes of Mt Equinox. Some of the favorite views in the Trust are the Equinox Pond, Robin’s Lookout and Lookout Rock. Terrain varies from easy to very challenging. For more hikes, see the concierge desk. OR Lye Brook Falls. The trail, marked with blue blazes, enters the 15,680 acre Lye Brook Wilderness following along Lye Brook. The spur trail at 1.8 miles on the right, leads to the 125-foot high Lye Brook Falls, one of the highest in Vermont. See concierge desk for driving directions to the trail head. 3 mile drive from the hotel.
ART GALLERIES – Visit several premier galleries in the area. Including the Helmholz Fine Art, Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Start, The Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery in Manchester Village, 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset. Please call the Concierge at Extension 2 for more information and directions.
FARMER’S MARKET, Sundays from 10am to 2pm (JK Adams Kitchen Store, Route 30) – “Shop Local, Shop Fresh” – From over 30 area producers find freshly picked vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot prepared foods, functional Vermont crafts and live, local music.
HILDENE – THE LINCOLN FAMILY HOME Abraham Lincoln’s descendants lived in this 24-room Georgian Revival mansion until 1975. Visitor’s center, main house, refurbished Pullman train car, Nubian Goat farm and cheese making facility. Open daily 9:30am – 4:30pm. Admission: Adults $23.00, Youth (6-14) $6.00, Children (6 and under) FREE. Guided tours at 1:00 pm for an extra $7.50. PLEASE PICK UP ALL PASSES AT THE HILDENE VISITOR CENTER.
THE SHOPPE AT THE EQUINOX: We feature our signature apparel, Vermont specialty foods, and distinctive gifts. You’ll also find the basic essentials in OTC medications, toiletries, beverages, snacks and magazines. Come in and take a look! Located next to the Marsh Tavern.
ICE SKATING – Enjoy ice skating at the indoor Olympic sized Riley Rink. Located about 3 miles north of the Equinox off Route 7A at Hunter Park. For Public Skating Hours: Weekends 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Please visit their website at www.rileyrink.com. For admission fees, contact Riley Rink 362-0150.
MANCHESTER DESIGNER OUTLETS – Shop the world’s best brands at 30% to 70% off retail every day of the year. Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm; See Concierge Desk for Coupon Savings Book. We also have special coupons from the Orvis Company and other local stores.
MANCHESTER HOT GLASS — Make your own glass paper weight: pick glass colors and shape it to make your own one-ofa-kind creation. Or create a custom blown piece like a bowl, vase or drinking glass. Classes available Thurs-Sat 10am5pm, Sundays 10am-3pm @ $50/person/paperweight or $100/person/blown piece. All ages 5+. Reservations needed. Pieces available for pick up the day after making or can be shipped. Please call the Concierge at Extension 2 or Manchester Hot Glass at 362-2227 for information and reservations. Please wear appropriate footwear – no open toed shoes/ sandals.
NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE – Well worth a visit!! Books, Gifts, Games, Clothing Award winning independent bookstore Hours: Thursday through Saturday – 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday through Wednesday – 10:00am to 7:00pm. Author events held throughout the month, usually at 7:00 PM. Check their website for listing @ www.northshire.com. Phone: 802-362-2200.
SLEDDING – enjoy sledding on a wonderful hill behind the resort. Sleds and saucers are available at the concierge desk. Weather dependent. First Come –first served.
For More Events Please Visit: https://www.manchestervermont.com/events/