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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Raid the Cheese Pantry in Vermont

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5. An Oddball Day


Enough with the cheese—let's talk meat. The Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester is one of the few places this side of Scotland where you can hunt game with the help of hawks. The British School of Falconry, the first of its kind in the U.S., offers both half-hour introductory lessons and hour-long “hawk walks,” in which you can stroll through the woods as a trained bird takes off and lands on your gloved hand. In September and October, you can sign up for a three-and-a-half-hour hunt for partridge, quail, pheasant, or rabbit. (This is not a good option for bunny lovers.) Assuming you still have an appetite afterward, head toYe Olde Tavern in Manchester Center, where the Friday- and Saturday-night “Something Wild” special promises “a different game-meat preparation every evening.”


Published on Aug 22, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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