Manchester continues a long run as the urbane heart of a splendid mountain realm. A fabled fly fishing stream meanders through a gentle valley surrounded by some of Vermont’s highest mountains. From the beginning in Victorian times, the villages of Manchester have primarily served visitors seeking the area’s increasing abundance of recreation and leisure opportunities.
Towering elm and maple trees and marble sidewalks border curving streets in little business districts. Beautifully restored Victorians mix easily with compatible contemporary buildings. Many house an unusual mix of upscale factory outlet stores and shops displaying fine regional arts and crafts, antiques, recreation gear and gourmet specialties. Excellent restaurants are plentiful. So are lodgings, including a world class historic hotel, gracious bed-and-breakfast inns, and charming contemporary resorts serving travelers drawn by the area’s natural beauty, cultural charms and serenity.
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