Summer and The Best of Route 100

A paddler enjoys a view of Camel’s Hump from the Waterbury Reservoir. Photo by Sharon Harper/Go Stowe.

Vermont’s legendary Route 100 is known for its scenic views, especially in the Stowe, Waterbury and Mad River Valley corridor. With world-class recreation, dining, shops and lodging along or adjacent to this scenic road, it’s no wonder Thrillist named Route 100 one of “The Most Beautiful Places in Vermont.” Be sure to plan your next getaway to experience the best of Route 100 this summer—a short but incredibly magica time of year in Vermont!

THINGS TO DO

From fine dining to brew pubs, there’s no shortage of quality dining options along Route 100. Photo courtesy of Michael’s On The Hill.

Although the Stowe to Mad River Valley part of the Route 100 corridor is flanked by ski resorts, summer is a hidden gem for adventure and fun. Outdoor lovers can experience nature and get outside in a multitude of ways. Check off your summer bucket list by mountain biking world-class trails, hiking with incredible scenic views or paddling through serene waterways. Try a new adventure in Stowe, Waterbury and the Mad River Valley, or become an expert in all three towns along the way!

Discover independently owned shops in the area. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Ayers Pottery.

FOOD AND DRINK

Craft beverages lovers and foodies come together to frequent
restaurants, breweries, cideries and distillers that are found throughout the region. Local farm-to-table options and a variety of uniquely Vermont cuisines are great venues for both post-hike bites or a date night in the village. Visit the craft beverage producers in Waterbury, Stowe and the Mad River Valley while staying in each town or work with a guide for local expertise.

LOCAL SHOPS

Don’t leave Vermont’s fabled Route 100 corridor without stopping at local shops and boutiques to take a piece of Stowe, Waterbury and the Mad River Valley home with you. Fuel up with local cheeses and produce for a picnic or a snack while adventuring, rent bikes to explore the trails, shop at one-of-a-kind boutiques, and bring a souvenir home with you.

VERMONT INSPIRED ACCOMMODATIONS

Fire pits are always a welcoming experience at a Vermont lodge. Photo courtesy of Villa Ausblick.

As you make your way from the Mad River Valley through Waterbury to Stowe (or vice versa), there are plenty of lodging options to help make your adventure unforgettable. Whether you are looking for a quaint bed and breakfast, a neighborhood inn, a mountainside resort or anything in between—there are options along the way. You are sure to have a unique Vermont experience along Route 100 in the Mad River Valley, Waterbury and Stowe.

Make the most of the summer creating memories, conquering your bucket list and spending quality time with friends and family while staying, playing, dining and shopping among the best of Vermont. For assistance booking or planning your trip, contact an expert for help in Stowe, Waterbury and the Mad River Valley.

Featured image by Eric Friedman/Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce

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