Summer Activities

Summer is truly a special time at the Equinox. With the leaves in full bloom, our lush mountain trails are perfect for hiking or mountain biking. Test your reflexes on our clay skeet shooting course. Or get behind the wheel and try your hand at off-road driving at our Land Rover Experience off-road driving school. And of course, the spa beckons with special treatments and an indoor pool to refresh your body and spirit.

Boating and canoeing

Enjoy Vermont's beautiful state parks at Emerald Lake and Lake Shaftsbury, where you can rent paddleboats or canoes. For a leisurely experience, try canoeing down The Battenkill River.

Bromley’s Sun Mountain Adventure Park

Get in on some classic summertime fun right in the heart of Southern Vermont! Experience the one-of-a-kind thrill of the half-mile long, 50 MPH, Sun Mountain Flyer, New England’s newest and longest ZipRider, (opens July ’09), Vermont's longest water-slide raft ride, America’s longest triple-track Alpine Slide, the incredible Giant Swing, four Trampoline Things, SpaceBikes, Twinspin, the Adrenaline Zip Line, Shoot and Shower B-Ball, the 24' climbing wall, scenic chairlift rides, 18-hole championship mini-golf, the KidZone for the little ones, great food and drink on the expanded Sun Deck and FREE family entertainment most weekends all summer long!

Days:
Open weekends only, May 23 – June 14, daily June 19 – September 7,
weekends only, September 8 – October 12.

Hours:
Daily 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; ‘til 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in July and August.
Learn more about Bromley.

Equinox Preservation Trust

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and wise use of the wild plants on Equinox Mountain. From Equinox Pond and its gentle trails to rugged heights of stunted fir and spruce, the mountain has a stunning variety of natural habitats and places to wander. The trails -- with varying terrain and difficulty -- are maintained by the EPT and offer great hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Fishing

Test your skill at luring a trophy trout, in some of the finest streams in the Northeast. Private guided services and lessons can be arranged by the concierge. Fishing is available on Equinox Pond, The Battenkill River, and Emerald Lake. You can also take a fly fishing lesson from the Orvis Fly Fishing School.
Visit the Orvis Fly Fishing School Section

Hiking

Hiking is available on the trails of Mount Equinox, within walking distance of the resort. Also accessible are the Appalachian and Long trails, which are only four miles from the resort.

Horseback riding

Enjoy a one-hour, scenic trail ride through the Green Mountains. Individual horseback riding is available by appointment. This facility is a 25-minute drive from the resort.

Merck Forest

Hike, snowshoe, or backpack in the 2,900 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds, and streams in Merck Forest.

Mountain biking

Take a mountain bike trek to the lands of the Equinox Preservation Trust, or tour the village on a bicycle from the spa.

Shooting

Enjoy a complete shooting system applicable to upland hunting, waterfowling, and sporting clays.
Visit the Orvis Shooting School Section

Tennis

Enjoy playing on our three all-weather, plexi-cushion tennis courts. Racquet rentals and tennis balls are available for sale. Our resident pro offers tennis clinics and group and private lessons for all levels of play.

Walking and jogging trails

Request a walking or jogging tour map to guide you on routes around Manchester Village.