Community

johnny seesaws cabin
Roadside Redux

Seesaw’s has been a landmark and so much more since it first opened in 1924, and each successive owner did exactly what the newest proprietors have done: kept pretty much everything everyone loved about the old Seesaw’s, and layered on a bit of a new twist…

Photo Essay

Manchester living
Manchester Living

Take a look at some of the everyday beauty that makes living in Manchester, Vermont so wonderful…

Events

The Bachelor Winter Games in Manchester VT
Media in Manchester

The Vermont Production Council is dedicated to promoting Vermont as a filming destination. The organization, based in Manchester and closely affiliated with ITVFest, connects producers of film and television with the resources necessary to make their projects successful. One of The VPC’s first major projects brought ABC’s The Bachelor franchise to Vermont for two weeks of filming…

Community

Riverwalk waterfall
A Riverwalk on the Battenkill

There is something quite peculiar about the Battenkill in Manchester Center: big, fat trout swim in it, pretty songbirds, ducks, and geese drink from it, beautiful wildflowers grow along it, and people—people like us who generally love nature— just don’t see it. But what if there was a safe, open trail along the riverbanks? A pleasant path, just far enough away from traffic and shopping centers and noise—would you walk it? Did you answer yes? That’s what the folks at Manchester’s Riverwalk Committee, a nonprofit group, are counting on, and they are working hard to give all of us that opportunity…

What's New

mystic cafe & wine bar
What’s New in Town

Who’s new and who’s moved? Learn all about Manchester’s newest additions and the new locations of some of your favorite spots…

The Arts

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Southern Vermont Arts Center

They have plenty of fine art, they have an abundance of the arts, and, I’ll say it: everything about SVAC oozes talent…

The Arts

Petrified Forest
Starlight in Vermont

Rumor has it that there are still some notyet-announced surprises in store, but looking through the telescope, here is an illustrated preview of the 2018 summer season…

Explore

Main Street Manchester
On Foot Through Factory Point

Begin this easy walk at Adams Park at the intersection of Main Street and Center Hill Road. This three-tenths of a mile route slopes gently downhill, and the terrain is city sidewalks. End at the Factory Point Town Green on Depot Street, overlooking the spillway on the Battenkill…

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Equinox Skyline Drive
Summit the Easy Way

There is only one Skyline Drive in Vermont and it begins at VT Route 7A just 5 minutes south of Manchester Village. Round-trip, the journey to the top of Equinox Mountain and back is 10.5 miles. Easy peasy, you say? Well, yes… and no…

Letter From The Publisher

From the Publisher
From the Publisher

We are excited to release our second annual issue of Manchester Life Magazine and continue our mission to showcase all that is spectacular and celebratory in Manchester and the Mountains…