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Spring into Summer Activities

Explore. Discover. Play. 

What could be better than this time of year in Vermont? Warm days turn into cool evenings at The Equinox, perfectly nestled in Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains. Our spring into summer activities offer something fun for everyone in the family to enjoy, from heart-pounding off-road driving lessons to serene hikes in the woods. 

Man holding a falcon

Green Mountain Falconry School

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to handle a trained hawk and learn about the art of falconry from master falconer Rob White. Guests of all ages are welcome; individuals must be 12 years of age or older to handle birds.

  1. MEET THE FALCONS
Land Rover vehicle

Land Rover Driving Experience

Learn the techniques of off-road driving in all conditions through the beautiful Green Mountains. Participants go through several challenges on different types of terrain based on their skill level. Book your experience on-line. 

  1. Adventure on Four Wheels
Woman fly fishing

Orvis Fly Fishing School

Pick up a fly rod and let our instructors show you how to set up, select your fly, tie knots and more on our fully stocked casting ponds and the Battenkill River. Trips of two to four hours with up to two people are available.

  1. FLY FISH

Orvis Shooting School

Beginning and experienced shooters alike can learn new techniques with instruction based on the English Churchill method. Our complete shooting system is applicable to upland hunting, waterfowling and sporting clays.

  1. Orvis Shooting
Canoes in water

Boating

Rent paddleboats and canoes at the beautiful Emerald Lake and Lake Shaftsbury. Or, try a leisurely canoe ride down the Battenkill River. 

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Bromley’s Sun Mountain Adventure Park

Bring the whole family for classic summertime fun including New England’s longest zipline, Vermont’s longest water-slide raft ride, America’s longest triple-track Alpine slide, climbing walls, mini-golf and much more. Open weekends from late-May through mid-October. 

  1. ADVENTURE PARK

THE GOLF CLUB AT THE EQUINOX

Experience our challenging par-71, 6423-yard golf course set among the picturesque Green Mountains. Guests may make tee times upon confirming hotel reservations. Lessons are available

  1. FORE

TENNIS AT THE EQUINOX

Grab a friend and play a match on one of our three plexi-cushion courts. Group & private lessons are also offered. For court reservations call (802) 362-7881. (advanced reservations are currently required)

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS 

Music, The Fire Pit & Cocktails with a View

Falcon Live - Live Music

Join us Saturday nights at 8pm as we go live in Falcon Bar.

Chief Happiness Officer

Meet Cooper

Equinox Resort's most popular employee, Golden Retriever, Cooper, Chief Happiness Officer. Cooper's tasks include greeting guests with the #EquinoxPawsUp greeting. Cooper will also concentrate his canine efforts on creating memories with all of our guests and making everyone feel at home.

  1. FOLLOW COOPER

Throw Some Axe 10/2 & 10/9

Axe Throwing

All ages, 10+ years old on the axe throwing trailer. Toy target with foam axes for younger.

Cocktails & Music by The Firepit - Saturdays 8-10pm

Falcon Deck Live

As the tunes play, grab a cocktail from Falcon Bar, enjoy the warmth of the fire pit & the fresh mountain air.

Meet Reptiles, Birds & Mammals 9/25, 10/2, 10/16 & 10/23

Vermont Wildlife

We'll meet some live animals from the Green Mountain State and have opportunities to talk about northeastern wildlife in this engaging presentation.

  1. Up Close

Weekends On The Lincoln Lawn

S'mores by the Firepit

S'mores Kits Available for Purchase in the Gift Shop or at the Front Desk

  1. Make it Sweet

Equinox Gift Cards

The Perfect Gift is Just a Click Away

Dining, Spa, Golf or Overnight Getaways. Something for Everyone.

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Join Us Saturdays at 10am

GOLDEN HIKES WITH “JAY & COOPER”

Join Jay & Cooper, our Chief Happiness Officer for a casual hike on the 914-acre Equinox Preserve. Dress for the weather, comfortable shoes, a water bottle, your sense of adventure and your four-legged friends! (Kids Under 13 must be accompanied by an Adult)

  1. LEARN MORE

Family Fridays

Movies Under the Stars

Join us on the Lincoln Lawn for kid approved classic family movies. Enjoy the fresh air, your family and of our course the movie...

  1. LEARN MORE

On the Lincoln Lawn

Lawn Games

Challenge them to a friendly game of croquet, corn hole and more...

  1. PLAY

Challenge Yourself on Our New Disc Golf Course

Discover Disc Golf

Pick up your discs at Falcon Bar & some cocktails to go. Discs also can be picked up at the Front Desk during the day.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Kayaking on Equinox Pond

Rent a resort kayak for a ride on the flat, scenic Equinox Pond and enjoy the day, the fresh mountain air and the views. Check in with our front desk and our Equinox adventure expert will meet you at the Pond to help get you launched.

Hiking

Explore the trails of scenic Mt. Equinox, located within walking distance of the resort. The famous Appalachian and Long trails are also just four miles away. Nearby Merck Forest offers 2,900 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and streams.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy a one-hour scenic trail ride through the Green Mountains, just a 25-minute drive from our resort. Individual horseback riding is available by appointment.

Mountain Biking

Tour Manchester Village on a bicycle from our golf club or take a trek through the Equinox Preserve. 

WALKING & JOGGING

Request a map from our Front Desk to guide you on walking and jogging routes around historic Manchester Village. 

Please contact the Front Desk for additional information on any of these activities.

  1. RESORT EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

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