Here are some fun ideas to explore Manchester, Vermont. For a more detailed itinerary take our trip planning assessment. We'll use your preferences to create a fun and memorable experience for you and your pup.
Escape to the Green Mountains, where big, undiscovered experiences await. Manchester is notoriously pet friendly and loves Where you can sip, savor, and shop. Where you can unplug, restore, and recharge!
Where to stay
Wilburton Inn is a dog friendly mansion hotel that offers a variety of pet focused events. Dogs are welcomed at breakfast and outdoor organic vegetarian farm night dinners on Wednesdays.
Kimpton Taconic Hotel
Kimpton Taconic Hotel is a more luxurious option with a spa on premise and many modern amenities. They have an in house concierge who can find you pet friendly activities so both you and your pup can sit back and relax
Where to eat
Gringo Jack's is a pet friendly restaurant bringing a wide and delicious variety of authentic Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern foods to Manchester for over 20 years.
A relaxing cafe in a converted historic home for lunch and dinner with outdoor dog-friendly dining in summer.
Traditional Thai cooking & a full bar are offered in a charming old house with quick and pleasant service. The spacious outdoor seating area is super pet-friendly.
Where to eat
Go into the wild- together!
Go hiking at the Equinox Preserve where dogs can go off leash and enjoy the scenic vistas
Teach your dog to swim
Teach your pup the doggy paddle. Stratton Snow Making Pond allows dogs and we recommend your pup wears a life jacket to be safe
Take a Stroll
Take a leisurely walk in the Sculpture Garden of the Museum of the Creative Process.
Take your furry friend on a picnic
Explore the Southern Vermont Arts Center Sculpture Park and Trails (closed in the winter months)
How to get around
Manchester is situated in the Green Mountains and is a 4.5 hour drive from NYC. The nearest airport and the closest Amtrak station is in Albany.
Getting a rental car to explore would be the best option to enjoy all that this lovely city has to offer
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