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Manchester is a town with nearly something for everyone. Its picturesque downtown is filled with an amazing variety of restaurants and eateries mixed in with a delightful assortment of shops including the Vermont Country Store. Just down the street sit the expansive outlet malls, distinguished by a sophisticated appearance and top of the line brands. A bit farther from the center of town, visitors will find even more unique specialty shops, such as The Old Game Store in nearby Arlington. The area also boasts the historic Equinox Resort, which proudly remains true to its grand-hotel-era heritage. At Hildene, visitors can step into the lives ...

Manchester is a town with nearly something for everyone. Its picturesque downtown is filled with an amazing variety of restaurants and eateries mixed in with a delightful assortment of shops including the Vermont Country Store. Just down the street sit the expansive outlet malls, distinguished by a sophisticated appearance and top of the line brands. A bit farther from the center of town, visitors will find even more unique specialty shops, such as The Old Game Store in nearby Arlington. The area also boasts the historic Equinox Resort, which proudly remains true to its grand-hotel-era heritage. At Hildene, visitors can step into the lives of the Lincoln family while touring their extensive home and gardens. The area is packed with an assortment of activities, from canoe and kayak rentals and trips to family-friendly visits to Mountain View Ranch for trail rides and picnics. Just to the north in East Dorset, any friend of Bill’s will want to visit the Wilson House, where all are welcome.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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