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Supporting Businesses OF VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

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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Cabot Creamery Cooperative (802) 496-1200

Cabot Creamery Cooperative is a cooperative of 1,200 dairy farm families located throughout upstate New York and New England. The Cooperative manages four plants in three states, employing over 1,000 people, who make the best dairy products on the planet. Award-winning cheeses made with love and pride in Cabot and Middlebury, Vermont and Chateaugay, NY,…

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

Our Purpose: Inspire people to create + connect. SALT & SAND STUDIOS inspires people to create, connect and create joy through yoga and glass blowing.  For group classes, private study, workshops, events and more, visit us in Warren Vermont, right across from the famous Warren Falls and find a place of discovery. To top it all…

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Phineas Gage Project (802) 279-3364

Looking for sweet two-part harmony, fabulous acoustic sounds, and all of your favorite cover tunes from the past few decades? Look no further than the Phineas Gage Project – Mad River Valley’s acoustic power duo of Rob Williams and Erica Stroem. We play receptions, art openings, apres-ski events, barn raisings, fund-raisers and just about any…

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Hemlock Hill Trail

A new trail in the Phen Basin Wilderness, it was a former logging road and is now acknowledged by the state of Vermont as a public hiking/showshoeing trail. As the trail ascends into the Phen Basin, it crosses two upland streams. You might sight evidence of moose, bobcats, or bears, as they are protected in…

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Choose Your Own Adventure (Chooseco LLC) 802-496-2595

Chooseco is a purpose-built publishing house which brought the groundbreaking Choose Your Own Adventure series back to print in 2006. Since the series relaunch, Chooseco has sold over 15 million copies as well as expanded its list to include linear fiction with the YA trilogy Weregirl. An originator of interactive narratives, Choose Your Own Adventure has been translated into 40…

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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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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 gorgeous, warm and inviting. The selections come from a variety of Vermont artists.  On display are all types of mediums including sculptures.   Rita’s talents…

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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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Dana Forest Trail

The Valley’s own “Enchanted Forest” beckons. So-called because of the hauntingly beautiful stand of pines about halfway along the trail, the Dana Forest Trail traverses a piece of Camel’s Hump State Forest and is enjoyable on both snowshoes and cross-country skis. Trailhead access is from Tucker Hill Road. Sign in and follow the blue blazes…

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Double Gap Tour

This drive 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. See the Map! Highlights…

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

Come and enjoy the warmth of the sheltered trails! 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, with heavy duty track setting equipment, for the best in tracks. The trails are groomed every…

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Phen Basin Hike

The trail begins at the Battleground Condominiums. It is about 4 miles out and back but can be made longer by connecting to the Catamount Trail which then crosses the Long Trail. After passing the Battleground’s tennis courts, the trail heads right, into the woods, and climbs steeply for a ways then becomes more gradually…

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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 most artistic manufactured objects. Ranging from the early 1900s to present day, the museum features everything from cars, bikes and motorcycles to toys, canoes, golf…

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Zoe’s Pilates (802) 583-2673

Zoe’s Pilates physical location is open for business as usual! Mat classes and reformer classes are a mix of in person and Zoom clients. Privates can be done in person or via Zoom. Five reformer classes and three mat classes per week. Privates day and times vary. Pilates was developed and taught by Joseph Pilates…

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The Northern Loop

This 76 mile tour takes you north to Waterbury, Stowea dn up through Morrisville. Then it wraps around the Worcester Mountains through Scenic Elmore and Worcester along scenic Route 12. You end up in our state capital of Montpelier before retuning back to “the valley” via the Mad river Byway. See the Map! Highlights: Legendary…

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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…

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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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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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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 two decades, MRVA has fostered creativity in the Mad River Valley. We produce art shows, workshops, and numerous activities for for artists and art appreciators. The Mission…

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Lake Champlain via Hinesburg and Charlotte

A beautiful drive over the 2,365′ Appalachian Gap to the crystal waters of Lake Champlain with some opportunities for sightseeing along the way. Of special interest: The Shelburne Museum The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory The Charlotte – Essex, N.Y. Ferry From VT-100 in Waitsfield, turn onto VT-17 and head WEST over the Appalachian Gap, the…

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Clearwater Sports (802) 496-2708

Vermont’s source for outdoor clothing, gear and guided adventures.

For 43 years we have been Central Vermont’s four-season source for outdoor clothing, gear and guided adventures. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, stand up paddleboarding or tubing the Mad River and surrounding lakes in the summer. Do some backpacking and hiking in the summer and fall, or backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and tele skiing at Sugarbush or Mad River Glen in the winter. And last but not least riding whitewater in the spring! Clearwater Sports knows the best spots and has the right gear for you.
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Blockhouse Studio

BLOCKHOUSE STUDIO is a community pottery studio in The Mad River Valley and artisan shop. We offer classes, memberships and workshops (in clay and other mediums from time to time). We have handmade goods and pottery for sale in the shop as well. OPEN STUDIO HOURS ARE AS OF JANUARY 2ND TUESDAYS – 10:30-3PM WEDNESDAYS…

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Lake Champlain

The lake offers scenic cruises, luxury cruises for those who wish to be wined and dined, and sailing for those who like to chart their own course. The lake may even have its own monster called of course Champ. Samual Champlain himself supposedly saw it when he visited the lake – so perhaps you will…

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Burnt Rock Mountain

A steep, 5.2 mile round-trip snowshoe that takes you up to some of the best viewing on the Long Trail. The trail begins at the parking lot at the end of Big Basin Road before the steel pipe gate. You follow the Hedgehog Brook Trail along a stream. The trail ascends gently at first, becoming…

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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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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 life. Specializing in custom service ware for chefs & restaurants. Luke also offer private pottery lessons. Make your own curriculum of study. Want to throw larger,…

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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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Mill Brook Trail

This pretty trail takes you above Rt. 17 through a hemlock forest and a deer yard. It is wooded, and although not very long, rolls up and down moderately steep hills which makes it more vigorous than its length would suggest. The path is narrow with a series of wooden footbridges and rocky terrain underfoot.…

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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. 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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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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Stetson Hollow

A 4-mile round-trip flat hike that is a local well-kept secret. Equally good for snowshoeing or hiking, you begin at Stetson Hollow (marked by a small sign) on the west side of Rt. 100 south of Warren Village. This is a scenic snowshoe along the brook and is marked by small waterfalls and cascades. The…

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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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Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center 802-496-6346

Taking time for oneself on a regular basis is important in the lives we live now a days. Whether it is by practicing yoga, meditating, getting acupuncture or through some other means, these modalities can transform one’s life with more calm, peacefulness, joy and health. Ana has been teaching yoga since 2002 and received her…

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Allyn’s Lodge Fireside Dining 800-53-SUGAR

Offering hot drinks, soups, chili and sandwiches with amazing views during the day. Also, fireside dinners with transportation provided on our new Cabin Cat (the Lincoln Limo) are available by reservation. Located at the top of the Super Bravo Express lift. Ski season only.

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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 enthusiast who love any opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with others. ​

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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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Covered Bridges

This 42 mile driving tour that begins at the MRV Chamber Visitors Center takes a leisurely one and a half hours that brings you through 7 covered bridges while offering spectacular views and pleasant opportunities to sample the local flavor along the way. Here are the bridges you’ll discover along the way; The Great Eddy Bridge,…

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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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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 available. Rink is divided so everyone has fun safely: one half for skating only and one half for stick-and-puck.  Lessons, groups and parties can be…

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