Commonly Asked Questions

Trail Recommendations?
There are individual pages with trail recommendations for:
Walking and Hiking
Mountain Biking – Click on the Trail Forks link for maps
Road Riding Routes – Click on the link to the MR Riders list of suggested routes
Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing 

Can you guide us to the Covered Bridges?
Yes, here are two covered bridge tour recommendations. One local in the MRV and the other further afield that encompasses the 3 consecutive Northfield Fall bridges. Also keep in mind that the State of Vermont maps that we have for visitors to take has little covered bridge icons to guide folks to all the covered bridges throughout the state.

Local MRV Covered Bridge Tour
Starting on, well, Bridge Street in historic Waitsfield Village, this scenic drive takes you on a 12 mile trip that encompasses 3 bridges. The Great Eddy, the Pine Brook and Warren Village covered bridges.
See the Map!

The Full Monty
This ever-popular driving tour delivers 7 Bridges in just under 40 miles with spectacular scenery along the way. This tour will take you “off-the-beaten-path” to discover some places, experiences and views most visitors will never see.
See the Map!

Can I use the bathroom?

Yes, you can direct them to our bathrooms.

Where can I get a MRV t-shirt or souvenier?

Whippletree Designs and the Mad Rover have a nice variety of MRV gear.

Do you have postcards?

No, but the Village Grocery has a nice selection.
You can also find them at Mehuron’s, The Collection, Shaw’s, and Mac’s Market also carry them

Where can I park my vehicle for the day?

We ask our volunteers to please park your car on the far end of the building so as to leave parking available for visitors, bike shop customers and tavern patrons (when the re-open).

Visitors can also park there or in the lot down below the building. Parking in the parking lot back behind Bridge Street is also a good place to base their MRV adventures.

Is there any place to camp?

Not much in the area but you can find sites at:

Cool, private camp sites on Route 17 avaialable on AirbnB

Little River State Park in Waterbury

Green Mountain National Forest
In the Green Mountain National Forest there are a variety of back country roads, offering primitive roadside camping. Campsites are free to use, and have no facilities except for a fire ring and a pull-off from the road, and sometimes a site reinforced with gravel.