Vermont Area Activities
, Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce
Favorite Events and Activities:
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows: July 2- August 1, 2013
Six weeks of Equestrian competition in nearby East Dorset Vermont. Ask us about our special weekly rates for horse show participants.
Bookstore Author Events for 2013
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Summer 2013
Music Festival, Summer 2013
Summer Events at Hildene
To Science, The Museum of the Creative Process
tours of four art exhibits, workshops and seminars on
the subject of creativity as formulated by Doctor Levis
in his book
Conflict Analysis; The Formal Theory of Behavior
.A concise and comprehensive program of emotional
education suitable for corporate retreats, professional
training and high school enrichment programs. This program
is innovating in education, art appreciation, holistic
exploration of art, and in psychology and psychotherapy.
The inn's four permanent art exhibits are known as the
Museum of the Creative Process. They
are the H. Gorski Retrospective, the Sculptural Trail
Though the History of Family Relations and the Sanctuary
of the Wizard and of Wisdom. Dr. Levis is also running
a private art gallery in the village, the Wilburton
Gallery and Forum. It features interesting guest exhibits.
The guided tours of the sculptural
trail are conducted prior to dinner, from 5 to 6
PM, and on Saturdays after breakfast, from 10 - 11 AM.
For more information, please inquire!
Vermont and Area Arts
Old Castle Theater
Located in Bennington, Vermont
on Rte 9 West ,the theater productions start in May and
close in late October.
March 22- April 7 Mark Brown's "Around the World in 80 Days"
Located on West Road in Dorset,
Vermont, the Dorset Theater Festival opens its season
in June and closes the summer season in late September.
There are some productions during the winter too.
June 19- July 2 Theresa Rebeck's "The Scene"
Located in Weston, Vermont, The Weston Playhouse Theater
Company opens its summer season in June and ends in
late October. There are also some winter productions
June 25 - July 6 Willy Russell's "Educating Rita"
Concerts on the Green
Located near the intersection of Rte's 7A and 11&30,
the Town Green will be the site of Friday night
summer concert series . The concerts are sponsored by
The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of
Commerce and are free to the public.
Located on Rte 7A just to the north of the center of
town, Hunter Park is another great resource for summer
Located just to the south of the Wilburton Inn on Rte
7A, Robert Todd Lincoln's historic estate hosts
a variety of concerts each summer season.
Located in the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont
Arts Center on West Road in Manchester Village.
Galleries and Exhibits:
Wilburton Gallery and Forum
Located on Rte 7A in Manchester Village the Wilburton
Gallery and Forum is run by
Dr. Albert Levis,owner of the Wilburton Inn .The Gallery
features many interesting guest exhibitors.
The next exhibit will be the H. Gorsky retrospective.
Covered Bridge Museum
Fine Arts Galleries
Vermont Art Center
Located on West Road on West Road in Manchester
Village, Southern Vermont Art Center
presents a variety of exhibits on a years round basis.
at the Wilburton Inn petite boutique for French Victorian
jewelry and English bone china this & that's. Of course
we also have tee shirts, mugs, and Vermont products.
In town you will find all the big guys: Calvin, Ralph,
Liz, Ellen, Tommy, etc., all have factory direct stores
here. Stop at smaller shops for flair and fashions,
as well as antiques,specialty items and more. Equinox
Miller Antique Quilts
Vermont Country Store in nearby Weston.
Designer Outlets: Fifth Avenue in the Mountains
round there are so many delightful activities in
and the Mountains.
Here are some of our favorites.
Free Fly Fishing at the Orvis Flagship Store every
Saturday from 11 AM starting March 22.
For more information call 802-362-3750.
Manchester Country Club
A major factor in the founding of Manchester Country Club was the desire of local innkeepers to provide golf for vacationing guests and golf membership for local residents. A strong bond has continued with locals inns since the Geoffrey Cornish designed course was opened for play in May 1970. between 2001 and 2003 Steve Durkee directed a complete renovation of the back nine. The MCC layout is recognized as one of the finest in New England.
Located just to the south of the Wilburton Inn on
Rte 7A, the historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln hosts
many special events throughout the year. Starting with
the Antique and Classic Car Show on June 14th to Cross
Country Skiing there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Other events include the Thanksgiving Weekend Open House
Nov. 29th - Dec. 1st and the
Candlelight Tours Dec. 27th-29th.
Vermont Horse Show
Located in East Dorset on Harold Beebe's Farm, Rt,
7A North, there are equestrian events every weekend
from July 11 through August19.
Walks, and Fitness:
River Road; walk, run, bike, it is beautiful.
Equinox Pond; a must for foliage.
Summit of Mt. Equinox; by car skyline drive toll road
is the easy way.
Look Out Point; Appalachian Trail, great view, perfect
for paper bag lunch.
Lye Brook Falls; fun walk for the family.
Taconic Ave.; walk, enjoy the old homes and the stretch
on your legs.
For information on local hiking trails, our favorite
link is The
Green Mountain National Forest.
Watch Maple Syrup being made at Merk Forest.
Canoeing, fly fishing, tubing the Battenkill River.
Country Roads biking.
Mountain Biking, Stratton
Snowshoeing, cross country skiing.Bromley Mountain.
A romantic Sleigh Ride at Taylor Farm(824-5690) , Petticoat
Junction, Pfister Farm or the Sunbowl Ranch at Stratton
Ice skating every weekend at Riley Rink.
Snowmobiling at Twin Brooks Tours(888-616-4054) and
the Equinox Ski Touring Center(362-4700).
Downhill skiing at Bromley
Mountain and Stratton
fishing at Orvis
This is a Vacation!
Afternoon Tea and cookies in front of the Living
Long leisurely romantic dinner in the Billiard Room.
Cocktails on the Terrace.
Spa Splurge at Green
Door Spa or Equinox Spa.
Discovery®, a personalized GUIDED TOUR SERVICE based
in Manchester Village, VT www.backroaddiscovery.com
Picking; Hemmings' Orchards.
Alpine Slide; Bromley
Emerald Lake; swim or boat.
VINS; nature education programs.
Snow-tubing at Stratton
Sledding; Burr and Burton Hill.
Take a llama for a walk at Dorset Llamas
Learn about Alpaca farming
Hollow Alpacas in Bondville, Vermont.
Forest and Farmland Center: Hiking and a Demonstration
Sunrise mountain Buffalo Ranch; wagon rides into the
First Baptist: 362-1555
First Congregational: 362-2709
Israel Congregation of Manchester Synagogue: 362-4578
St Paul's Catholic Church: 3621380