Spring & Summer 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 "endless" 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.
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)
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.
- 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 concierge desk for discount coupons for fabulous brands including Orvis.
Chief Happiness Officer
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa's most popular employee, Golden Retriever, Cooper the Equinox Resort's Chief Happiness Officer. Cooper's day-to-day 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.
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.
Treat Yourself to Lunch with 20% Savings
Calling all Vermonters -Join us in Marsh Tavern for your all your favorites weekdays from 12-3 & receive 20% off with a Vermont License. (Monday-Thursday)
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 concierge to guide you on walking and jogging routes around historic Manchester Village.