Here in Vermont when spring finally arrives after a long cold winter it becomes all about the maple! Sugar houses small and large begin the process of cooking down all that beautiful sap from our Vermont Maple Trees to bring us the beautiful golden goodness we call syrup. During this time sugar makers open their doors for one weekend for all to come and learn about the process and to taste what they have been working on during the early spring. So don't miss out on the maple open house weekend and let all your senses be indulged with the sweetness of Vermonts finest maple syrup.
This area is full of talented people and you can find so many of them at our local farmers markets. From homemade breads, fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade soap, jam, dog treats, and the list goes on! You can find all this and more at the Dorset farmers market that runs year round at HN Williams General Store in the summer and at the J.K Adams Kitchen Store through the winter every Sunday. And then every Thursday starting the week of Memorial day you can find the Manchester farmers market in Adams park through October. Don't miss out on all of Vermonts finest products!
When the ground begins to thaw head over to Battenkill Bicycles where you can rent a bike whether your going off the beaten path or cruising through town, they are sure to have something for you. Take the most scenic route possible during your stay in Vermont.
If you are looking for something to do that you have never done before look no further then the Green Mountain Falconry School. Learn how to handle and fly a trained hawk then take a scenic stroll as the hawk weaves from tree to tree following and waiting for your command to return to your glove. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and perfect for the whole family.
The Falconry school runs from May 1st - October 31st
Manchester is known for their expansive designer outlets. Stroll through town and wander into over 40 outlet boutiques. With so many options there is something to fit everyones style for every season.