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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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.

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Throw Some Axe

Axe Throwing

All ages, 10+ years old on the axe throwing trailer. Toy target with foam axes for younger. Select Dates Include; 5/28, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/2, 9/10, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

Meet Reptiles, Birds & Mammals 6/25, 7/16, 8/6, 9/3, 9/24, 10/8

Vermont Wildlife

We'll meet some live animals from the Green Mountain State and have opportunities to talk about northeastern wildlife in this engaging presentation.

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Visit with Hawks, Owls & Falcons 6/4, 7/2, 7/30, 8/20, 9/10, 10/1 & 10/15

Meet the Raptors

Meet live birds of prey in this interactive and informative visit from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

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Something for Everyone.

The Perfect Gift is Just a Click Away

Dining, Spa, Golf or Overnight Getaways.

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Join Us Saturdays at 10am

GOLDEN HIKES WITH “JAY & COOPER”

Join Jay & Cooper, our Chief Happiness Officer for a casual hike on the 914-acre Equinox Preserve. Dress for the weather, comfortable shoes, a water bottle, your sense of adventure and your four-legged friends! (Kids Under 13 must be accompanied by an Adult)

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On the Lincoln Lawn

Lawn Games

Challenge them to a friendly game of croquet, corn hole and more...

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Challenge Yourself on Our New Disc Golf Course

Discover Disc Golf

Pick up your discs at Falcon Bar & some cocktails to go. Discs also can be picked up at the Front Desk during the day.

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

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