Itineraries

You’re planning the perfect Vermont vacation. You book the best hotel, most charming inn, or reserve your cabin or campsite. You scope out the restaurants, make reservations, and compile your list of not-to-miss activities. It's a lot of work! To give you a break from planning, we've created ready-to-roll local itineraries, complete with maps, so you can devote an easy-going day to discovering Vermont. Taste your way through our sugar shacks, read a chapter from your favorite book at each of our indie bookstores, meet the farmers and makers from our region.

Take a Covered Bridge Tour

Few historic landmarks conjure a finer kind of nostalgia than covered bridges on country roads. Visit five in Bennington County within an hour's drive.

Hunt for Local Antiques

Nothing complements a day of exploring like a stop into a few well-curated antique shops. We’ve scoured the region for the best spots to find treasures of your own!

Pack a Perfect Picnic

We’ve mapped your route through Manchester to pack a picnic basket so you can enjoy one of summer's greatest (and simplest) pleasures.

Visit Our Farmer’s Markets

We love when the weather is ripe for picking! Explore farmer’s markets, specialty shops, natural food stores, and local eateries to meet the makers and sample Vermont.

Find Things to do with Kids

In addition to outdoor adventures, Manchester offers art activities, historic sites, and the world's best bookstore--fun for kids of all ages!

Check out our Indie Bookstores

Independent bookshops are community cornerstones. We have perhaps the most iconic and also the most per capita. Take our advice and visit them all!

Go Mad for Maple Syrup

Strike out in search of Vermont's liquid gold. Meet the maple farmers, tour a sugar stand, watch maple syrup being made. March is the sweetest month of the spring!