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Spring Activities

Explore. Discover. Play. 

What could be better than this time of year in Vermont? Warm days turn into cool evenings at The Equinox, perfectly nestled in Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains. Our spring into summer activities offer something fun for everyone in the family to enjoy, from heart-pounding off-road driving lessons to serene hikes in the woods. 

SPRING SKIING

Beginning and experienced skiers alike can take advantage of our resort’s proximity to Vermont’s best trails for Spring Skiing. Bromley Mountain is just seven miles away, and Stratton Mountain is 17 miles from the resort.

Why Spring Skiing Is So Spectacular

  • Fewer people 
  • Outdoor music, contests and more
  • Snow conditions are amazing 
  • Longer days 
  • Après skiing outdoor fun
  • Sunny, warm bluebird days
Man holding a falcon

Green Mountain Falconry School

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to handle a trained hawk and learn about the art of falconry from master falconer Rob White. Guests of all ages are welcome; individuals must be 12 years of age or older to handle birds.

  1. MEET THE FALCONS
Land Rover vehicle

Land Rover Driving 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. Adventure on Four Wheels
Woman fly fishing

Orvis Fly Fishing School

Pick up a fly rod and let our instructors show you how to set up, select your fly, tie knots and more on our fully stocked casting ponds and 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
Canoes in water

Boating

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

  1. VT State Parks

Bromley’s Sun Mountain Adventure Park

Bring the whole family for classic summertime fun including New England’s longest zipline, Vermont’s longest water-slide raft ride, America’s longest triple-track Alpine slide, climbing walls, mini-golf and much more. Open weekends from late-May through mid-October. 

  1. ADVENTURE PARK

THE 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

  1. FORE

TENNIS AT THE EQUINOX

Grab a friend and play a match on one of our three plexi-cushion courts. Group & private lessons are also offered. For court reservations call (802) 362-7881. (advanced reservations are currently required)

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS 

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

Throw Some Axe

Axe Throwing

All ages, 10+ years old on the axe throwing trailer. Select Dates Include; 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

Meet Reptiles, Birds & Mammals 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.

  1. Up Close

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

Something for Everyone.

The Perfect Gift is Just a Click Away

Dining, Spa, Golf or Overnight Getaways.

  1. LEARN MORE

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)

  1. LEARN MORE

On the Lincoln Lawn

Lawn Games

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

  1. PLAY

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.

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. 

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

  1. RESORT EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

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