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!

Vermont Food & Farm Tours (802) 922-1832

Vermont Food & Farm Tours.  GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY AND TASTE BUDS DELIGHTED IN THESE CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS/TOURS. Guided, memorable, hands on food and farm tour/workshop experiences for people who love healthy delicious food. We believe that food is our medicine. Wander through a medicinal herb garden and sample various plants. Savor some organic herbal tea. Hike through the beautiful Vermont woods, breathe the fresh air, and identify which mushrooms are growing in the wild, if they are safe to eat, and what they taste like. Learn how to grown your own shiitake mushrooms. Pluck a pea off the vine. Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Pick some veggies and enjoy an organic lunch. Soak up some vitamin D while you are petting a horse. Come with your curiosity and ask questions. Eat, Play, Learn. Pre-scheduled and pop up tours. Great activity for wedding goers, anniversary celebrations, reunions, vacationers, food lovers, farm lovers, and more.

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.