Southern Vermont Places

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Manchester

Hiking

There are bountiful hiking trails in the Green Mountain National Forest. Shorter hikes begin at the Equinox Resort, which owns about 1,000 acres of forest and has a great trail system open to the public.

Long Trail. One of the most popular segments of Vermont's Long Trail leads to the top of Bromley Mountain. The strenous 5.4-mile round-trip takes about four hours. Rte. 11/30, Manchester, VT. www.greenmountainclub.org.

Lye Brook Falls. This 4.6-mile hike starts off Glen Road and ends at Vermont's most impressive cataract, Lye Brook Falls. The moderate hike takes four hours. Manchester East Rd., Manchester, VT, 05255.

Mountain Goat. Stop here for hiking, cross-country-skiing, and snowshoeing equipment, as well as lots of warm clothing. 4886 Main St., Manchester, VT, 05255. 802/362–5159. mountaingoat.com.

Eastern Mountain Sports. Eastern Mountain Sports rents and sells tents, clothing, equipment, kayaks, and just about everything else you could want for the outdoors. 263 Depot St., Manchester, VT, 05255. 802/366–8082. www.ems.com.

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