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MANCHESTER, Vt. - Most Vermonters are pretty familiar with Manchester as one of the Green Mountain State's many beautiful communities but may not have heard of Cashiers, North Carolina, Cambria, California, or Torrey, Utah.
Along with three others, those towns were named the seven best towns for a fall getaway in Travel and Leisure.
According to the publication, more travelers have been seeking smaller towns in their travels this year, which means a trip to Vermont is always in order.
Here is what they had to say about Manchester:
Located in the southwestern part of the state, Manchester is a quintessential autumn destination with fall foliage at its best around mid-October, according to the Vermont Foliage Forecaster.
Set between the Taconic and Green Mountain Ranges, the area is perfect for hiking along leafy trails to look for waterfalls and stunning views. Restaurants, shops, boutique hotels, inns, and historic buildings attract visitors to its downtown, recently updated but still maintaining its welcoming atmosphere with new benches, landscaping, and vintage-style streetlights.
Take a drive out of town to discover country roads and covered bridges as well as farms, antique shops, apple orchards, and breathtaking scenery. Classic fairs and festivals add to the appeal of an autumn visit.