Manchester

  • Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester
    Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester

    Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort), marketed...

  • Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess
    Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

    “My husband and I moved here from Richmond, Virginia, to help run my family’s inn. Guests often ask us what we do around here for fun, and I think there are plenty of things—kayaking, hiking, going to the bookstore, or just going for a drive....

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses
    Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

    -A one-room schoolhouse on River Road in Manchester. It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country's schoolchildren were enrolled in the country's 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont,...

  • So Much to Love at Equinox Pond
    So Much to Love at Equinox Pond

    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...

  • A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive
    A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive

    -My husband taking in the view at Equinox Skyline Drive Of all of the mountains in Vermont, Mount Equinox is the one I cherish the most. My childhood home in Manchester was located at the base of the mountain, and I spent countless hours admiring Equinox's dramatic...

  • Finally, Motherhood
    Finally, Motherhood

    In July, Dave and I welcomed our daughter Phoebe into the world. We are so delighted to have her here with us, and we feel incredibly blessed. As many of you know, being able to have a child was a challenge for us. Needless to...

  • Scenes from Manchester Village

    [caption id="attachment_1418" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester Village.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1421" align="aligncenter" width="478"] First Congregational Church on Main Street.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1422" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Courthouse in Manchester Village.[/caption]   **If You Go: Map ...

  • Falconry Lessons in Manchester
    Falconry Lessons in Manchester

    Dave recently took falconry lessons in Manchester at the British School of Falconry. The lesson was a Christmas present I gave him last year (he’s hard to buy for and I must admit, this was one of my better gifts). During his beginner falconry lessons in...

  • Hiking to Lye Brook Falls
    Hiking to Lye Brook Falls

    It takes a little bit of time and effort to see Lye Brook Falls in Manchester. While visiting southern Vermont over the weekend, Dave and I took an impromptu hike to the 125-foot waterfall located deep in woods of the Green Mountain National Forest. Even though...