Things to Do

IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

Things to Do IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

This is Vermont at it’s truest and most enjoyable!  The Mad River Valley is full of fun and fresh air, a combination that is found in every season here.  Vibrant events, an arts scene, endless recreation from the mountain tops to the river bends, farms, foods, craft beverages, beautiful vistas, quaint villages, historic barns and bridges, cool shops, and warm hospitality.  We love it here, and we love to share it with you!

Sugarbush Resort 802-583-6300

A world-class, independently-owned ski resort celebrating its 60th year this season!  Sugarbush Resort includes 2 mountains: Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen, a health and recreation center, multiple on-mountain lodging options and restaurants.
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Sugarbush Resort Summer Camps

  Adventure Camp Hiking, biking, zip lining, rock climbing, creek cruising, nature exploration, Euro Bungee- trampoline access, golf and more! Ages: 6 – 12 Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM,…

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North Fayston Road Biking Loop

North Fayston Loop Easy to Moderate, 4 mile loop, elevation gain 540’, (dirt roads) A fun back road loop on North Fayston, Center Fayston and Randall roads, with nice views…

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Blockhouse Studio

BLOCKHOUSE STUDIO is a community pottery studio and artisan shop in The Mad River Valley. We offer classes, memberships and workshops (in clay and other mediums from time to time). In our Studio…

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Zoe’s Pilates (802) 583-2673

Zoe’s Pilates physical location is open for business as usual. All clients must be fully vaccinated, boosted and wear masks in accordance with the Town of Warren mask mandate.  Mat…

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Moretown Common Road Biking Loop

Moderate, 5 mile loop, elevation gain 560’ (dirt roads) This loop features good climbs in the forest before opening up to some of the best views in the Mad River…

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Waitsfield Farmers’ Market (802) 472-8027

You can find fresh produce, flowers, seedlings, honey, wool, eggs, meat, cheese and other farm products. In addition you can find crafts made in Vermont, baked goods, and prepared food.…

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Skatium: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink (802) 496-8845

Enjoy fresh air, and family fun. Hockey and Figure skates available for rental- or bring your own skates and get them sharpened for $5. Heated changing rooms and rest rooms…

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Luke Ianuzzi Pottery (802) 839-9650

A full service pottery studio in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains featuring custom design for your home or business. Work directly with the potter to bring your ideas to…

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Stark Mountain Bike Works (802) 496-4800

Stark Mountain Bike Works is the Mad River Valley’s favorite local bike shop has been serving local and visitors for well over 20 years.  They offer expertise in both mountain…

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Country Mile Vermont (802) 560-5519

Country Mile Vermont offers all-inclusive inn-to-inn walking tours in the heart of the Green Mountains. Guided day hikes are also available for guests in the Mad River Valley, Waterbury, Stowe,…

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Valley Players (802) 583-1674

The Valley Players, an all-volunteer community theater group, have been promoting cultural activities in the Mad River Valley for over forty years, including production of plays and musicals, education in…

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Mad River Path (802) 496-7284

The Mad River Path is a community-supported organization whose mission is to build, maintain, and conserve a system of continuous public pathways and trails connecting Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston, and Moretown. This…

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Atelier 101

Atelier 101 is the working studio and gallery for ceramic artists Alicja Costanza and Stephanie Grace. It is located at 101 Mad River Green in the Mad River Green Shopping Center,…

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The Silver Trout 802-496-3110

Fly fishing shop in Historic Waitsfield offers fly fishing equipment and accessories to outfit the beginner fisherman all the way to the expert angler!  The Silver Trout carries high quality…

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Sugarbush Soaring (802) 496-2290

Welcome to one of the most beautiful places in the country to fly gliders – Vermont’s Mad River Valley.  At Sugarbush Soaring we offer flight instruction, scenic rides, rentals, introductory flights,…

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Mad River Taste Place 802-496-3165

The MAD RIVER TASTE PLACE offers a curated retail experience where locals and visitors can learn about, sample, and purchase food and beverages originated in the Mad River Valley and throughout Vermont.…

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Waterbury Reservoir

Paddle on the Waterbury Reservoir, or spend some time camping at this quiet State Park spanning 850 acres. Located a short drive from the Mad River Valley, this state park…

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Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design 802-496-6611

Welcome to the Madsonian, a museum of Industrial Design.  Our collection represents a lifetime of appreciation for and devotion to good design, displaying over 2000 of the best designed and…

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Ben & Jerry’s Homemade (802) 882-2040

No visit to Central Vermont is complete without a tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory in Waterbury Center. This famous company has become an icon for Vermont the…

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Blueberry Lake Cross-Country Ski Center (802) 496-6687

There are 33 km of trails for classic skiing, skating, snowshoeing, or fat biking.  All trails are engineered and graded for the average skier’s ultimate enjoyment — set skating width,…

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Bundy Modern 802-583-5832

The Bundy Modern, built in 1962 as an art and sculpture gallery, was conceived to be in harmony with its surroundings in nature and to bring the outdoors in through…

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Warren Skate Park

The Warren Skate Park is located beside the Warren Elementary School where the “DIY” skate park’s first concrete ramps were built in 2004.  The park is always free for anyoneto…

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports 802.786.4991 ext. 26

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports,…

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Gulf and Gap Loop

The Mad River Valley is close to several spectacular waterfalls and scenic gaps through the Green Mountains. This circle tour brings you to: Granville Gulf Moss Glen Falls Texas Falls…

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Umiak Outdoor Outfitters (802) 253-2317

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is Vermont’s outdoor adventure center. We are a full-service outfitter offering retail sales, demos, safety instruction, tours, rentals, children’s / custom programs and more. Our staff is comprised of some of New England’s top trained and respected outdoor…

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Mad River Chorale (802) 496-4781

The Mad River Chorale celebrated its Twentieth Aniiversary in 2012-13. We’re a non-auditioned but highly-reviewed community chorus which entertains the Mad River Valley residents and guests year around, performing at…

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Mad River Valley Libraries (802) 496-3913

The Moretown Memorial Library, the Joslin Memorial Library and the Warren Public Library have joined together as an informal association to promote libraries, library services and library programs in the…

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Mad Marathon 802-363-9863

  The Mad Marathon, Mad Half & Relays The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon! Take it easy or take it tough…we have a race for every runner at any level. The…

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Mad River Glen

Mad River Glen is a beloved institiution and  isn’t like any ski area you have ever been to. So what is it that makes Mad River Glen so special and unique? It’s…

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Art in The Village 802-496-5605

Rita Ioannidis, famous for her American Flag paintings, whether its on old barn doors or bells has opened a gallery in the village of Warren.   The gallery space is…

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Clearwater Sports (802) 496-2708

Rocket Sledding Self Guided Adventure

Carve and weave your way down 1,000 vertical feet on the famous Mad River Rocket sled. Locally born, this sled carves, floats and stops like no other. Snowshoe up into the scenic Green Mountains, then sled for over a mile with enough twists, turns and drops to truly excite the young at heart. Bragging rights are earned by all that experience this exhilarating adventure.

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

Join Clearwater Sports for an adventurous day of backcountry skiing in the solitude of the Vermont backwoods. Unlike cross country skis, Backcountry skis are wider and handle deep, untracked snow with elegance and ease. Once our guides help you perfect your form, we are off to parts unknown to see what we can find in the untracked wilderness of the Mad River Valley.

Guided Snowshoe Tours

Explore winter’s beauty in the backwoods of the Mad River Valley with Clearwater Sports Guided Snowshoe Adventures. Experience the soothing quiet of the winter forest, breathe clean fresh air and relax for a few hours. Whether you are looking for a rolling trek on the Valley floor or a spirited hike to the top of one of our majestic peaks, Clearwater Sports has the experienced guides and equipment for an unforgettable, safe and educational adventure.

Full Moon/Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Tours

Throughout this winter Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn will be offering Full Moon Snowshoe dinner trips. Come join us on this fun adventure and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the full moon followed by a delicious dinner at The Lareau Farm Inn. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour. After working up an appetite we will enjoy  a delicious dinner featuring local fare.   If the full moon dinner dates do not fit your schedule give us a call. We offer head lamp tours under the stars as well. Gather a private party of ten or more or come join a group for this unique Vermont experience.  All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. For more information call (802) 496-2708 or email info@clearwatersports.com
     
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Mad River Valley Arts (802) 496-6682

The Mad River Valley is the geographic center of Vermont, and Mad River Valley Arts is the center for the arts — a hub for creative activity. For more than…

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Junior Golf Camp (802) 583-6727

Sugarbush Resort Golf Club presents two great weeks of golf learning for juniors. Led by our staff of PGA Professionals, participants will spend four days developing skills and acquiring knowledge…

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Ole’s Cross Country Ski Center (802) 496-3430

The combination of snow and scenery at Ole’s Cross Country Center in the Mad River Valley is perfect for skiing and snowshoeing. Discover 30 miles (45 km) of moderately rolling…

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