Summer Better than Ever
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rent paddleboats and canoes at the beautiful Emerald Lake and Lake Shaftsbury. Or, try a leisurely canoe ride down the Battenkill River.
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.
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
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)
- Glass Blowing at Manchester Hot Glass - Hands On Glass Blowing Experience.
- Canoeing & Kayaking is the perfect way to enjoy this beautiful time of year. Rentals are available form both Battenkill Canoe and Kayak or Battenkill Valley Outdoors .
- Equinox Skyline Drive -- Drive to the tallest peak in southern Vermont and enjoy the beautiful views.
- Hildene - Uncover the history of Manchester when you visit the Lincoln Family Home.
- Local Farmer's Markets & Vermont Products - Dutton's Farmstand, Above All Vermont, Dorset Farmer's Market on Sundays, Manchester Farmer's Market on Thursday & More.
- Shopping at Manchester Designer Outlets - Stop by the Front Desk for discount coupons for fabulous brands including Orvis.
Chief Happiness Officer
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.
Meet Reptiles, Birds & Mammals 6/25, 7/16, 8/6, 9/3, 9/24, 10/8
We'll meet some live animals from the Green Mountain State and have opportunities to talk about northeastern wildlife in this engaging presentation.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.