2187 Depot Street
Manchester, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-3333
Fax: (802) 362-3444
Historic Hildene was the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln. The house has sweeping views of the Battenkill Valley in Manchester, VT. Descendants of President Lincoln lived in the house until 1975, and many family mementos are on display throughout the building. Special events occur here throughout the year. Kids especially enjoy taking a sleigh ride around the property in the winter time while drinking hot apple cider to keep warm.
With 44 skiing trails of varied levels suited for amateur as well as hardcore professional skiers and a vertical drop of 1334 feet, the Bromley Mountain Ski Resort is an ultimate adventurous winter avenue. The overall altitude of the summit is 3284 feet which can be reached by 10 high-powered lifts. You can also avail of the skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as equipments for these adventure sports offered inside the facility. The Bromley mountain is the only south facing range in the New England and is considered to be one of the best winter destination for families. Call to know more.
Head out with the family to the Stratton Mountain Resort. This white escape provides the best ski slopes this side of Vermont and includes accommodation as well. The adventure never ends with special lessons and activities for every member of the family. For more information, call ahead or check out their website.
Discover the spectacular natural beauty of Vermont at this protected area spanning a massive 399,151 acres (161,531 hectares). The forest was formed in 1932 to protect it from unrestrained logging and other calamities like fire. The pristine area today, offers a delightful escape to nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Popular activities to indulge include hiking, fishing, horse-riding, bicycling and many more. There's camping facilities available as well. The forest also attracts wildlife enthusiasts for its rich diversity of fauna. Check website for more.
Located on the Archibald Street Revolutionary War Cemetery also called the Old Salem Burying Ground was built in 1767. The oldest grave found here is that of a Solomon Barr who passed away in 1767. Apart from the graves, there are ritualistic mounds found here that may have been established Irish or Scottish immigrants. Added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the cemetery is being gradually restored to its original serene yet graceful demeanour.
The Eagleville Bridge is an ancient historic bridge that stretches across Battenkill. This covered bridge was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The historic wooden structure of Rexleigh Bridge stretches over the River Batten Kill like it has been since its establishment in 1874. Overlooking the river and perfectly manicured, vast meadows, the bridge boasts of some of the most beautiful panoramas in the locality. Located about 3 miles (4.82 kilometers) from Salem Village, the bridge is unique in not only because of the views it offers but also because of its architectural significance. It is one of the few bridges that have iron “shoes” built into its design, similarly, it claims to be the only wooden bridge in the state to use the Howe Truss style.
The Shushan Covered Bridge Museum is a beautiful covered bridge that stretches across Batten Kill. Now no longer in use, this bridge is transformed into a museum that displays farming equipment from the bygone era. Some of the machinery is still operational and visitors can avail a demonstration of the same.
Situated in Bennington and founded in 1932, the Bennington College is known to provide world class education. The college prides itself as being one of Northeast's best colleges. Known for its beautiful campus and its distinguished faculty and staff, the college stresses on quality education. The college is also famous for encouraging extra-curriculum activities and for hosting cultural events that make learning a lot more pleasant and enjoyable. Check website for more details.
Built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington, the Bennington Battle Monument is about 93 meters tall, and is the tallest structure in Vermont. The monument is a small reminder of the brave wars that this city has encountered in the past. The monument is awe inspiring and a must see for all.
Visit the resting place of the famed Robert Frost at the Robert Frost Tombstone that is located in the graveyard of the Old First Congregational Church. The famed epigraph "I had a Lover's Quarrel with the World" on this ornate and simple grave sums up the entire life of this wonderful thinker. A must visit for all Frost fans.