Winter

IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

Winter IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

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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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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Mountain Rose Yoga and Acupuncture 802-496-9204

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 has received…

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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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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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White Birch Cottage (802) 244-7251

Owned and operated by Karen Cavoretto, White Birch Cottage is nestled in a private setting with easy access. It offers a spacious floor plan which can welcome 2 to 6 guests. Minutes from Camel’s Hump State Park and Bolton in the Mad River Valley, this well appointed and immaculate property offers you and your loved…

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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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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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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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Valley Players (802) 583-1674

The Valley Players is in its thirty-third 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…

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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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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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Waitsfield Country Roads Loop

Moderate, 5 mile loop, elevation gain 500’ (paved and dirt roads) This walk offers beautiful views of the Green Mountains across the valley. Along Common Rd, notice the Skinner Barn, a beautifully restored historic dairy barn originally built in 1891 by the Daniel Skinner family. Of classic post and beam construction, it has now found…

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Clearwater Sports (802) 496-2708

Vermont’s source for outdoor clothing, gear and guided adventures. Don’t Take Our Word For It! Hear from some of our customers… “They Are Awesome!!” – Facebook Follower “What a great experience!!! Thank you Barry for pushing me & not letting me give up on standing on the board!!! Loved it! I want a board now!!!“…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Store (802) 496-4465

Enjoy the finest in gifts & decorative accessories, gourmet cookware, housewares, linens, gift baskets, bath items, cookbooks, specialty foods and much, much more. For over 46 years, The Store has been pleasing Vermonters and people around the world with its extraordinary selections, exceptional style and its caring service. Housed in a magnificent historic 1834 building,…

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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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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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Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill 802-496-7746

Mad River Fiber Mill is a full service fiber processing mini mill.   Our brand new equipment is manufactured by Belfast Mini Mills, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We can handle your raw fiber from washing through yarn and every step in between. We process all wool types, fine wools such as Merino, Cormo and…

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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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Lawson’s Finest Liquids 802-496-HOPS

Lawson’s Finest was founded in 2008 by Sean and Karen Lawson with a highly acclaimed, small batch artisanal brewery located in Warren, Vermont and in 2014 added an alternating proprietorship in Stratford, CT where their flagship Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session beers are brewed. In 2018 after over two years of planning, permitting…

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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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Bridges Family Resort (802) 583-2922

The Bridges is consistently ranked among the 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine Adult Tennis Clinics Daily Grand Slam Packages 90 minute Wide Open Workout 60 minute private lesson Unlimited court time Bridges gift Game matching Bridges tennis mixers Full use of The Bridges Fitness Center Other Adult Events Team training, private lessons,…

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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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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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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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