Manchester (Vermont)

Gardens at Hildene

Manchester is a town in southernwestern Vermont, nestled at the foot of 3,816-foot Mount Equinox. It has a tranquil old-world atmosphere, and Manchester Center is a shopper's paradise that is completely different from the village with its signs, sights and many shops. Manchester is also home to Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's 412-acre summer estate.

Get in

By car

Manchester is 20 miles north of Bennington, just off Route 7 at the intersection/exit of Route 11/30 or via Vermont Route 7A. Driving time from Albany, NY via Route 7 is about 1.5 hours, or 2 hours via Route 7A; 4 hours from New York City; 3.5 hours from Boston; 4 hours from Montreal; and 7 hours from Toronto.

By bus

There is regional bus service north to Rutland and south to Bennington.

By plane

The closest Airport is Albany International Airport, with service to Canada and throughout the USA. Rutland Vermont Regional Airport has service daily to Boston on Cape Air

By train

The closest train station is in Rutland, VT (about 30 miles away). From Rutland, Amtrak has daily service to NYC. There is talk of Amtrak coming through Manchester via Albany, NY.

By foot

Hikers can take the Long Trail, which runs along the main ridge of the Green Mountains, coinciding with the Appalachian Trail for 100 miles (160 km) in southern Vermont. The Long Trail is within 3 miles of Manchester, just below Bromley Mountain.

Get around

The best ways to get around are by car, bicycle or on foot.

Taxi service is available from:


One of the few surviving Abraham Lincoln top hats - Hildene






Go next

Routes through Manchester

Burlington Rutland  N  S  Jct W Bennington Pittsfield
END  N  S  Arlington Bennington
END ← Middlebury Jct W ← Jct E ← Jct W E  N  S  Jamaica Brattleboro

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