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you find a marvelous addition to your shoe closet .
And no trip to Manchester is complete without a trip to the Northshire Bookstore on Main Street . With an outstanding selection of literary treasures , this beloved Manchester institution is the perfect place to find some beautiful books to expand your mind , fill your shelves , and line your coffee tables .
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For an integrative experience that combines elevated dining with home decoration shopping , head to Depot 62 Fine Home Furnishings for lunch . After sampling some of their appetizing Turkish-Mediterranean delicacies , such as their Konya Lamb Kebabs , Red Lentil Soup and Anatolian Hummus , take a moment to peruse their dazzling selection of European and Mediterranean rugs and furniture . Their decorative offerings are equally as complex and cultured as the flavors of their food . In the mood for pizza ? Don ’ t miss Christo ’ s .
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It ’ s time to celebrate a weekend well-spent in Manchester with an outstanding final afternoon . In the colder months , nearby Stratton Mountain Resort and Bromley Resort provide a wonderful ski experience that ’ s fun for the whole family . Stratton ’ s new mountain biking course offers equally-exhilarating summertime athletic thrills , and Bromley ’ s Mountain Adventure Park comes alive in the summer with kid-friendly features , such as their beloved concrete Alpine Slide and rock wall .
Skateboarders , rejoice ! Your concrete oasis awaits at Dana L . Thompson Memorial Park . The Manchester Skatepark features a variety of challenging obstacles , a rounded bowl and half pipe , and locally-sourced marble from the nearby Danby Quarry . Additional amenities include a pedestrian path that leads around the park ’ s perimeter , several soccer fields , and a running track , pool , playground and enclosed dog park . Need gear ? No problem . Arson Skateboard Shop sells quality skateboarding gear at fantastic prices , as well as an eclectic selection of
high-end streetwear from both international and local brands .
In the warmer months , a trip to Prospect Rock and Lye Brook Falls are a must for any hiking enthusiast looking to double up on their trail time . Stop back in at The Mountain Goat to pick up one of their “ Favorite Day Hikes and Backcountry Adventures Pamphlets ” for detailed directions to their trailhead access points . The pamphlet also features guided directions to Merck Forest , Baker Peak , Bromley Mountain , and Stratton Mountain ’ s trails , as well .
In the heart of the winter and holiday season , nothing beats a cup of hot chocolate or a maple latté from Bonnet & Main Café . Grab one of their delectable sandwiches and pastries for the road , and then stop in at Above All Vermont for a fun and whimsical Vermont-made souvenir . It ’ s the perfect way to remember your joyful Manchester vacation .
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