Fall

IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

Fall IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

Salt and Sand Studios: Yoga Studio, Glass Blowing School 802-583-2559

Yoga and glass blowing/fusing/lamp working for everyone. Looking for a bit of exploration, discovery, learning, calmness or just some fun? Fall is a great time to get your yoga on in our SPA Yoga and Vinyasa classes - great for all levels, watch glass blowing in action, or get your hands on the glass tools yourself to create a paperweight, heart, flower or drinking cup.Make the most of Autumn weather, trips, leaf peeping, hiking and long weekends with the people whose passion is other people's joy.
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Mad River Glen (802) 496-3551

Mad River Glen is a ski area like no other. It’s a place where skiing is still a sport, not an industry. A place where skiing remains an outdoor adventure in a pristine, natural setting. Mad River Glen offers challenging and diverse terrain with an uphill capacity that guarantees un-crowded trails. It is one of…

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids 802-496-HOPS

Lawson’s Finest was founded in 2008 by Sean and Karen Lawson. Lawson’s Finest Liquid’s goal is to provide beers of the highest quality and outstanding freshness, featuring world-class IPA’s and unique maple brews, while emulating the best of widely appreciated styles. In 2018 Lawson’s Finest opened their Waitsfield brewery, taproom and retail store. The Waitsfield hand-hewn…

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Mad River Path (802) 496-7284

The non-profit Mad River Path Association manages a series of community paths in the Valley, including this “West Side Loop” section of the Mad River Greenway. This is an easy, 2-mile (out-and-back) trail along the Mad River and through riparian forests. Towards the end of the path is a lovely gazebo set up on the…

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Blueberry Lake Trails: Flying Squirrel Mountain Biking

The Blueberry Lake Mountain Biking Trails With help from the US Forest Service, the Mad River Riders, VT Mountain Bike Association, Sustainable Trailworks, the Town of Warren, Sugarbush Resort, the VT Youth Conservation Corps, Green Mountain Valley School and many others, Phase 1 was completed in 2012. Phase 2 planning is underway. Fund raising efforts…

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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, and aero tows. What makes Sugarbush Soaring special? The Warren Sugarbush airport (0B7) is one of the premier soaring locations in the US. On any…

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Great Eddy Swimming Hole

This swimming hole has something for everyone. There is a rocky beach stretching out from the edge and a deep pool located right below the bridge. A little upstream is a less-frequented spot and there is a strip of rocks in the middle of the river when the river is high.

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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, taste, and purchase food and beverages originated in the Mad River Valley and throughout Vermont. Occupying a thoughtfully repurposed bank building you can read the stories of the makers, meet the artisan of the day and sample their products, take…

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Bridges Family Resort (802) 583-2922

Give “The Bridges” This Holiday Season! Holiday Gift Specials: Day Passes – Buy 10 day passes get 2 free. Year-round Membership – Buy a 12-month membership as a gift and receive 2 additional months for free. Fitness Classes – Buy a 10-fitness class punch card as a gift and receive 2 day passes free. A…

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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 Mad River Valley. All three libraries utilize technological services in their library programing. Patrons may download audio and e-books, can take free online courses, or…

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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 the use of walls of glass. The building is a stunning example of Bauhaus International-style architecture. Today Bundy Modern is a modern and contemporary art…

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Northern Foliage Loop

This tour takes you north to Stowe and beyond and back to Montpelier with lots of opportunity for leaf-peeping and visiting some of Vermont’s best attractions along the way. Don’t miss: Ben & Jerry’s Cold Hollow Cider Mill Smuggler’s Notch Lake Elmore The State Capitol From Waitsfield, go NORTH on VT-100 through Irasville and Waitsfield…

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Ward’s Swimming Hole

Just north of the Mad River Valley, on Rt. 100B is a gem of a swimming hole and small park.  There are rocks to climb, boulders to hop, and a large grassy area to enjoy on a warm summer’s day. From Waitsfield, go north on Rt. 100 and where the road splits, continue north on…

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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 Valley. The Route: From Moretown village, go up the Moretown Mt Rd and, staying right, climb 1.75 miles to Howes Rd. Turn left on Howes…

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Warren Riverside Park Swimming Hole

This quiet Mad River swimming spot, right off of Rt. Rt. 100, is shaded, shallow, and welcoming. There is a parking area, a picnic table, and a rope swing and is perfect for a family outing. From Waitsfield, go south on Rt. 100 and turn left just beyond the Golden Lion Riverside Inn into the parking…

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Covered Bridges

Vermont covered bridges are a unique feature of the landscape. There are more covered bridges per square mile in Vermont than any other place in the world, with 107 authentic covered bridges located throughout the state. Here is a circle tour that brings you through 8 covered bridges around the Mad River Valley: Lincoln Gap…

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Enchanted Forest Lollipop Mountain Biking Loop

Enchanted Forest – Dana Hill Rd – Cyclone Connector – Enchanted Forest (Download Printable PDF) Moderate, 3.4 miles and +/- 400 vertical feet (open seasonally for mountain biking from late May to mid-November) This fun lollipop loop for aspiring riders is a mix of Class IV road and wider trails, with easier stretches, moderately technical…

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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 various venues in the area. For specific information about singing opporunities and instruction and about upcoming concerts, please visit our website, linked above.

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Zoe’s Pilates (802) 583-2673

At it’s most simple, Pilates is a non-impact form of resistance training. Not only is Pilates a form of exercise but also a means of injury prevention and rehabilitation. Pilates focus’s on correct spinal and pelvic alignment, proper breathing, and smooth movement. By emphasizing these things you learn to move in a controlled manner from…

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Mad River Byway

The best way to experience the Mad River Valley is to explore the scenic Mad River Byway. The Mad River Byway is one of a collection of scenic Vermont roads recognized for their archeological, cultural, historic, natural recreational or scenic qualities. The Mad River Byway stretches 36.5 miles and winds its way through Middlesex, Moretown,…

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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 Middlebury with its large waterfall in the town center The Appalachian Gap Be sure to stop and enjoy the views along the way! The photographs…

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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 world over. The company was started by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield in 1978 and moved to its current location in 1986. Their fun range…

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Valley Players (802) 583-1674

The Valley Players is in its 40th consecutive year of successful community theater and we invite everyone to participate in our wide variety of activities. Look at our Theater Calendar, for the latest events Every Labor Day Weekend join us at the Mad River Valley Craft Fair, which we own Read about the annual Vermont Playwrights Award, to encourage new plays…

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Valley Arts VT (802) 496-6682

The Valley Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration of the Arts in the Mad River Valley. The Vermont Festival of the Arts is held from August 1st through Labor Day weekend.  Valley Arts also runs the Festival Gallery, exhibiting local and regional artists year-round.

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Vermont State House (802) 828-1411

In Montpelier you can explore one of the nation’s oldest and best preserved state capitols. As you tour our halls and chambers, you will develop a sense of what makes this historic building, and the state for which it was built, unique. The Vermont capitol also operates on the principle of open government and all…

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Long Trail – Mount Ellen via Jerusalem Trail

Challenging, 8.4 miles out and back, elevation gain 2500’ Views of Stark Mt., Camel’s Hump, Mt. Mansfield and Lake Champlain are part of this peak’s spectacular scenery. The Jerusalem Trail climbs steadily to the intersection of the Long Trail. At the Long Trail, turn right and head south toward Mt. Ellen. Along the way, traverse…

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Mountain Driver’s Delight

A drive which features spectacular mountain views, thrilling ups and downs, and the very best foliage that Vermont has to offer. You travel over the Lincoln Gap which, at 2,410′ is the highest one in the state as well as over the Appalachian Gap at 2,365′, the highest gap open all year. Special features of…

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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 is open spring, summer and winter. View Location Map

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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 of Burnt Rock Mt. and the high valley. The Route: Park on the side of North Fayston Rd in Fayston west of Route 100, then…

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