Dave, Phoebe and I spent four days in Manchester last week for a little summer getaway. One of the highlights of our trip was hiking up to Equinox Pond. It’s no secret that I really love that place.
This summer was the first time Dave and I have been back to Equinox Pond with Phoebe since she was eight weeks old. Nearly three years ago in September 2011, I carried her around the pond as she slept in a brand new Baby Bijorn. These days she’s an active, spirited little girl who loves to explore.
When we visited the pond last week, she ran around the shoreline in her bare feet, and for a moment I thought she might jump in the water and splash around in her clothes. How could I blame her? She was in her glory and seemed to love Equinox Pond as much as I do.
Equinox Pond and Beyond
Located near the base of Mount Equinox in Manchester, Equinox Pond and the surrounding land are part of the Equinox Preservation Trust, which was established in 1996 and includes more than 914 acres of protected land.
There’s an extensive trail system near Equinox Pond for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. Swimming, kayaking, camping, campfires, and boating are not permitted at the pond. Catch and release fishing is reserved upon request for Equinox Resort & Spa guests only.
The best part of Equinox Pond? A perfect view of Mount Equinox to enjoy with the people who matter most.
**If You Go: Equinox Preservation Trust
Parking for Equinox Pond is available in a designated lot off West Union Street in Manchester Village, just south of Burr and Burton Academy.