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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

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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…

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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…

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Norman Rockwell Plaque
Visit Arlington

Despite its diminutive size, Arlington offers a treasure trove of culture for travelers. With a history as rich as the culinary traditions of the region, the community is the ideal destination for a daytime excursion full of hometown hospitality…

Stories

Photographs by Laura Gilpin and Her Circle

When Laura Gilpin passed away in 1979 most of her negatives, photographs, and letters went to the permanent archive at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.  Three portfolios of photographs however were kept by her family.  The Bennington Museum is fortunate to have this opportunity to share with the public a selection from these portfolios which include…

Horse & Hound

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Hoof & Paw

Tini Hamilton has been working with horses for more than 30 years. Her guiding principle is simple: show animals the same kind of behavior you’d like them to show you back. With this in mind, she is calm, patient, and complimentary with even the toughest horses that come to her barn. Tini’s specialty is equine rehabilitation for both behavioral and physical issues…