Recreational Activities

Year Round Opportunities for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Backroad Discovery Tours

A local guided tour service based in Manchester, VT. Experience the real Vermont and learn why we are called the perfect “State of Mind”. Daily excursions are offered year round.

Battenkill  Bicycle Shop

Your one stop shop for all things bicycle; sales, services and rentals

Bike Manchester VT

A bicycle-friendly website offering everything you might need to tour around the beautiful Manchester and the Mountains region from bike maps to bike-friendly lodging, restaurants and more.

Bromley – Vermont’s Summer Adventure

You’ll be alpine sliding, Zip Riding, bumper boating and more at Vermont’s Summer Adventure before you know it. Plenty of fun on Vermont’s family friendly mountain.

Bromley Mountain Skiing & Snowboarding

Located 7 miles from The Casablanca Motel, Bromley is a great location for families to enjoy a day on the slopes.

Chipman Stables

Beginners to experienced riders will truly enjoy their experienced, friendly trail guides who are always willing to help those who need a little extra attention. Located in Danby, VT riders will be treated to the beauty of the Southern Green Mountains.

Covey-Nye Shooting Grounds

Clay target shooting instruction and walk-up pheasant hunting for beginners and shotgun enthusiasts alike. Join them for a great day, and a safe and unforgettable experience.

Green Mountain Fishing Guide Service

Relax and enjoy a day of fishing with a professional guide. Come fish crystal clear lakes from a 20 foot pro-bass boat. Novice to expert, child to adult, everyone will enjoy a day of angling and instruction with all equipment included.

Land Rover Driving School

Accompanied by a professional Land Rover Experience Driving Instructor, you’ll learn to properly navigate steep ascents and descents, pick the right line on side tilts, and maintain vehicle control in challenging off-road settings. Whether you’re an avid enthusiast, seasoned adventurer or curious novice, each lesson will be customized to your individual skill level.

Manchester Country Club

Nestled among gorgeous Vermont mountain vistas, the Manchester Country Club may be the ideal location for your next golf outing or social event. A private country club, Manchester CC is accessible through our preferred lodging properties.

Manchester Hot Glass Studio & Gallery

Various classes in glassblowing  for all ages are available any time of the year. They offer classes tailored to an individual or group.

Merck Forest and Farm Center

Over 3100 acres for education and enjoyment in all seasons. Merck Forest offers thirty miles of nature trails, a visitor center & education center and has rare breeds of farm animals on display.

Mount Anthony Country Club

Designed to take full advantage of it’s spectacular Green Mountain vistas, Mount Anthony CC challenges players at every level. The golf course is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 7 days a week. Dine at “The Grille” serving regional and global cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Banquet rooms, catering service, clubhouse and pro shop available.

Mountain View Ranch

The Mountain View Ranch mission statement is “To bond Horses and People together an a joyful way.” Enjoy a trail ride through the spectacular southern Vermont countryside or experience horseback riding lessons, childrens riding camps, life coaching sessions with horses, winter horse drawn sleigh rides, ranch riding vacation packages. They offer two location; Danby Mountain or at the Stratton Mountain Sun Bowl.

Orvis Flyfishing & Wingshooting School

Located on Vermont’s historic Battenkill river, the Orvis Outlet Store and Flagship Store offers a variety of outdoor activities. Spend a weekend mastering the art of fly fishing or learning to wing shoot at a one- or two-day school.

Wild Wings Yoga & Ski Touring

Wild Wings is a small, family oriented Cross Country Ski center located in Peru, VT. Over 24km of groomed trails with a ‘one-way’ system for less congestions and more fun on the busiest of days. They offer hot soups, hot cocoa and even Yoga classes to help keep you in shape. Group and private lessons available.

Stratton Mountain : Golfing, Skiing & Snowboarding

The highest peak in southern Vermont, Stratton Mountain is committed to delivering the best skiing and snowboarding experience in New England. Stratton’s 27-hole golf course is a Geoffrey Cornish designed gem that has played host to six LPGA Tournaments. Surrounded by the cool Green Mountains of Vermont, this scenic and challenging lay-out is consistently ranked among New England’s top resort golf courses (Golf Digest, Travel & Leisure Golf) and OPEN to the Public.

Viking Nordic Center

Voted as Vermont’s best Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe area, Viking Nordic Center is located a short drive from Manchester. A wintertime ski resort, Viking Nordic Center offers 21 miles of weeded trails, great for hiking, biking, and experiencing the Vermont’s amazing foliage views.

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