Things to Do In and Around Dorset/Manchester Vermont



Hildene  The Lincoln Family Home

Self Guided Tours of Robert and Mary's Home (Included in General Admission)

9:30 - 4:30: Daily Year-round

Mid-December to Mid-March

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Weather Permitting

9:30 am to 4:00 pm


Merck Forset and Farmland

Sleigh Rides (weather permitting)

Snowshoeing on over 30 miles of trials


Southern Vermont Arts Center

Dorset Theatre Festival


Alpine Skiing

Stratton Mountain

Bromley Mountain

Okemo Mountain


Dorset Farmers’ Market

Sunday from 10-2 located at JK Adams 1430 route 30, Dorset   NOT TO BE MISSED  winter

Sundays 10- 2 located at HN Williams Spring - Summer- Fall


Northshire Bookstore

A really great store if you like to read !!   One of those bookstores that everyone falls in love with.


Land-Rover Experence Driving School

The Vermont Cheese Trail  Vermont is known for some of the best artisan cheeses in the Northeast.



The Reluctant Panther  (Manchester)  Excellent food & service.

The Silver Fork   (Manchester)  So many items on the menu but everything is delicious.

Solo  (South Londonderry)    Worth the trip!!

The Copper Grouse  (Manchester)  Farm to table. Upscale and I think a bit overpriced for what it is.

Thai Basil  (Manchester) Really great thai.

The Dorset Inn   (Dorset)   Good food.  Old inn decor.

Barrows House   (Dorset)   Fun vibe but not the best food.

Chanticleer  (East Dorset)

Up for Breakfast  (Manchester)

Bobs Diner  (Manchester)


There is some great shopping in Manchester. There are quite a large number of outlet stores and it is a nice place to walk around.   The Equinox hotel also has a health club, swimming pool and fantastic massages.