2187 Depot Street
Manchester, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-3333
Fax: (802) 362-3444
Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of President Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln, built this 24-room stately Georgian Revival mansion on a promontory overlooking the Battenkill Valley. The Lincoln's 1,000-pipe organ, installed in the entrance hall at Hildene in 1908, is believed to be the oldest residential pipe organ with a player attachment still in its original location and still in working order in the United States.
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.
Bring a picnic lunch and a camera when you visit to pick your own apples and raspberries.
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.
Located along the side of Dorset Mountain, this 430 acre park was historically significant because of it's marble quarrying activities. The 105 campsites, including 36 lean-tos, are located on a heavily wooded ridge above Emerald Lake. Amenities include flush toilets, hot showers, a dump station, boat rental facilities, a small beach with snack bar, lakeside picnic tables and an open picnic pavilion. Trails throughout the park and nearby provide great hiking opportunities. Swimming, fishing, and non-motor boating are popular in the lake.
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.
Comprising 772 acres, the park offers 43 tent/trailer sites and 18 lean-to sites that are spread out through the campground. Two rest rooms, complete with hot showers, are located in the campground. A picnic shelter and nature center are located near the picnic area and swimming hole. A hiking trail follows the West River and branches off toward Hamilton Falls.
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.