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Fall Activities

Colorful Outdoor Adventures

The beauty of Fall in Vermont is the ultimate bucket-list item when it comes to sightseeing & outdoor adventures. With forests covering the surrounding Green Mountains, and the highest percentage of vibrant maple trees anywhere, Manchester, The Equinox & all of Vermont explodes with colors once the leaves start to turn.

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Golf Club at The Equinox

Experience our challenging par-71, 6423-yard golf course set among the picturesque Green Mountains. Guests may make tee times upon confirming hotel reservations. Lessons are available.

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Land Rover Experience

Learn the techniques of off-road driving in all conditions through the beautiful Green Mountains. Participants go through several challenges on different types of terrain based on their skill level. Book your experience on-line. 

  1. OFF-ROAD
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Orvis Fly Fishing School

Pick up a fly rod & let our instructors show you how to set up, select your fly, tie knots & more on our fully stocked casting ponds & the Battenkill River. Trips of two to four hours with up to two people are available.

  1. FLY FISH

Orvis Shooting School

Beginning and experienced shooters alike can learn new techniques with instruction based on the English Churchill method. Our complete shooting system is applicable to upland hunting, waterfowling and sporting clays.

  1. Orvis Shooting
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Boating

Rent paddleboats and canoes at the beautiful Emerald Lake and Lake Shaftsbury. Or, try a leisurely canoe ride down the Battenkill River. 

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Bromley’s Sun Mountain Adventure Park

Well, why not look at the colors this year from a different perspective? From up above, perhaps? Bromley's aerial treetop adventure is the best fall canopy tour in Vermont. Bring the whole family for fun including New England’s longest zipline, alpine slide, climbing walls, mini-golf and much more. Open weekends through mid-October. 

  1. ADVENTURE PARK

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS 

Hiking

Explore the trails of scenic Mt. Equinox, located within walking distance of the resort. The famous Appalachian and Long trails are also just four miles away. Nearby Merck Forest offers 2,900 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and streams.

Horseback Riding

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

Mountain Biking

Tour Manchester Village on a bicycle from our golf club or take a trek through the Equinox Preserve. 

WALKING & JOGGING

Request a map from our Front Desk to guide you on walking and jogging routes around historic Manchester Village. 

Bring Your Own Skates & Hit the Ice

Outdoor Skating Rink

Coming Soon! Perfect your figure eights on our outdoor ice rink. Whether you're an accomplished skater or a beginner, take to the ice with the bright winter sun or in the late afternoon with the glow the fire pits.

Chief Happiness Officer

Meet Cooper

Equinox Resort's most popular employee, Golden Retriever, Cooper, Chief Happiness Officer. Cooper's tasks include greeting guests with the #EquinoxPawsUp greeting. Cooper will also concentrate his canine efforts on creating memories with all of our guests and making everyone feel at home.

  1. FOLLOW COOPER

Snow Zone - Follow the Signs - Snowmen at Work

Snowman Garden

Snowman Kits also available for sale in the Gift Shop - Snow Excuses - It's Time for Fun

  1. Do You Want to Build a Snowman

Weekends On The Lincoln Lawn

S'mores by the Firepit

S'mores Kits Available for Purchase in the Gift Shop or at the Front Desk

  1. Make it Sweet

Chief Happiness Officer

Santa Snaps with Cooper

Equinox’s chief happiness officer will pose for pictures with both hotel guests and locals and is available by reservation only Fridays in December from 4-5pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local animal rescue shelter, Second Chance Animal Center.

Out on the Hill

Hit the Sleds

Grab one of the resort sleds & then head out for some old-fashioned winter fun. Then on your way in, warm-up and relax by one of the fires.

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So Much Fun

Monster Trax Snow Shoes

Kids can explore the snow with Monster Trax Snow Shoes available at the resort. If Adults want to join in the fun, adult snow shoes are also available to rent from Bradley’s Pro Shop and The Mountain Goat.

  1. Kid Approved!

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The Perfect Gift is Just a Click Away

Dining, Spa, Golf or Overnight Getaways. Something for Everyone.

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Please contact the Front Desk for additional information on any of these activities.

  1. RESORT EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

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