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Spring & 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 "endless" 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. 

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

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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)

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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. 

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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.

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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
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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. 

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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS 

Music, The Fire Pit, Cocktails with a View

Falcon Live

Join us Saturday nights this Spring as we go live with your favorite local musicians in Falcon Bar. As the tunes play, grab a cocktail, enjoy the warmth of the fire pit & the fresh mountain air. Looking for company? Tag us @EquinoxResort on IG so your friends know where to join you. (April-November)

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Chief Happiness Officer

Meet Cooper

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa's most popular employee, Golden Retriever, Cooper the Equinox Resort's Chief Happiness Officer. Cooper's day-to-day 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.

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Cozy up with Cocktails & Apps

Equinox Igloo Experience

2 Hour Private Igloo Experience complete with Charcuterie for Four & a Bottle of Wine or Prosecco or 4 Craft Beers.

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DESIGN YOUR DREAM WEDDING!

CAN’T WAIT TO SAY ” I DO”?

The Equinox provides a stunning backdrop for your dream wedding and the perfect balance between historic charm and modern amenities.

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Out on the Hill

Hit the Sleds

Grab one of the resort sleds & then head out for some old-fashioned winter fun. Then on your way in, warm-up and relax by one of the fires.

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So Much Fun

Monster Trax Snow Shoes

Kids can explore the snow with Monster Trax Snow Shoes available at the resort. If Adults want to join in the fun, adult snow shoes are also available to rent from Bradley’s Pro Shop and The Mountain Goat.

  1. Kid Approved!

Equinox Gift Cards

The Perfect Gift is Just a Click Away

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

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Treat Yourself to Lunch with 20% Savings

Local Lunches

Calling all Vermonters -Join us in Marsh Tavern for your all your favorites weekdays from 12-3 & receive 20% off with a Vermont License. (Monday-Thursday)

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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 concierge to guide you on walking and jogging routes around historic Manchester Village. 

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

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