Fall Fun in Manchester, Vermont
We’re approaching that transitional time of the year again which provides incredible color to already beautiful views. Even a simple drive on a backroad can unexpectedly lead to a picture-perfect scene. When the time is right, driving around town is an experience in itself. But the feeling of walking down the marble sidewalks of Manchester as the colorful, fallen leaves crunch under your feet, is a delightful experience.
Manchester has many wonderful locations that can provide breathtaking views and memorable experiences. A local favorite during anytime of the year is Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home. The incredible historic preservation is a draw in itself, but the grounds provide another beautiful reason to visit. And during the fall the back gardens provide incredible views of the Green Mountains. Also, be sure to stop by the Hildene Farm to say hello to some of the animals!
Further opportunities for beautiful vistas await you at the American Museum of Fly Fishing thanks to their proximity to the Orvis fields and ponds. Take in the scenery with a walk around the beautiful grounds and be sure to stop in to learn a bit more about Fly Fishing! Coming up on September 1st, they will be hosting an outdoor screening of their Fly Fishing Film Tour right on the Orvis lawn. Click Here to find out more!
To fully immerse yourself among the changing leaves, try the Land Rover Driving Experience. You’ll get behind the wheel of a new Land Rover with a helpful guide at your side, as you traverse a few wooded backtrails in Manchester. Take it easy on some of the more open trails, or try your hand at some of the more challenging terrain to see those impressive machines in their element.
For a more relaxed experience, try out Backroad Discovery Tours! Gather a small group of friends to be chauffeured around the area to a few popular drives and pit stops. You will discover Vermont’s history, beauty, local lore, and fun facts. Experience the real Vermont!
Stretch your legs at the spacious Seven Springs Garden & Sculpture Park located by Wilcox Ice Cream. Relax in the serenity of nature and enjoy the beauty of art against the backdrop of the majestic Green Mountains. Seven Springs Garden and Sculpture Park is a labor of love that has been built and cared for by four generations of dedicated gardeners and art lovers.
One of the must stops is to the Equinox Valley Nursery where you can get everything you need to decorate and have your space looking festive! They offer wreaths, flowers, pumpkins, gourds, and even corn stalks! And, of course, you have to try “Roger’s Famous” Cider Doughnuts. Enjoy hot & cold apple cider, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, pies, fall harvest apples, Vermont artisanal cheese and more. Take a wagon ride out to the “North Field” for spectacular foliage views of the Green Mountains and majestic Mount Equinox. Then get lost in their crazy corn maze, filled with surprising characters to help you along the way, or help you get lost!