This natural history museum is located at the Hogback Mountain and, here, you and your family can take a deep dive into hundreds of specimens of native New England birds and mammals. Bonus: you can go hiking and biking on land right next to the museum. Hours: Open daily 10am - 4pm. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $3, Kids 5-12 $2, 4 and Under Free.
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center DriveManchester, VT, 05254Phone: 802-362-1405
The Southern Vermont Arts Center loop trail leads to many hikes. You may follow the loop to the Equinox Pond for a relaxing afternoon, or make the day of it and hike to the summit of Equinox Mountain, to enjoy panoramic views of Manchester and the surrounding area. See the heading Sculpture Park & Trails at this page.
Merck Forest is open to the public free every day year-round. This conservation area includes forests, a farm, hiking trails, and camping. Educators offer workshop programs for children and adults on many topics of ecology. Events include pick your own flowers and vegetables, farm tours, meet the bees, mushrooming, and harvest day.
4070 Main Street - US Route 7AManchester, VT, 05254Phone: 802-362-3300
At this homage to fly fishing, fans and practitioners can see a huge collection of angling art gear. Enjoy galleries, historic information, a gift shop and more. Hours: June to October: Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 4pm ; November to May: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm. Admission: Adults $5; Children 5-14 $3.