Vermont Attractions



While there’s lots to do in our Valley, our location in the heart of Central Vermont makes us the perfect base from which to discover Vermont’s other attractions. Within an hour drive of the Mad River Valley, one can tour many of the following destinations in one day!

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade (802) 882-2040

Only 20 minutes away, take the guided tour, learn their history, eat the ice cream! Open Daily. The factory offers tours daily except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. From late October till the end of May tours start at 10:00 AM and during the rest of the year they start at 9:00 AM. While production schedules vary, the tour is fun at all times and always includes a generous sample! If you have a group of 10 or more, you can reserve a tour time by calling 802-882-2040. To get there from the Mad River Valley head north up Route 100 and keep on 100 at the 100/100B intersection 5 miles north of Waitsfield. Join Highway 2 west and go through Waterbury (being careful to observe the 25 mph speed limit) then turn north again on Route 100 towards Stowe. Ben & Jerry's is on the left about a mile north of I-89. Driving time from the Mad River Valley is about 25 minutes.

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…


Open Studio Weekend at the Festival Gallery 802-496-6682

“Combine fall foliage viewing and harvest activities with purchases from local artists across Vermont. Bright yellow signs compete with oranges and reds of October along Vermont’s roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and fine artists across Vermont during the 2019 Fall Open Studio Tour over October 5 & 6. Open Studio Weekend is…