Area Attractions, Activities, Events and
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Consider a Vermont
Wedding or other country event.
Come enjoy the Mad River Valley and all it has to
offer! Try a canoe trip down the river, a hike on the Long Trail,
a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed course at
Sugarbush Golf Club, or just grab a lunch and drive up to the top
of the Appalachian Gap and enjoy the views. Whatever the season,
the valley has something for everyone.
River Glen (great atmosphere if you are up for the challenge),
one mile up Route 17. Ski It If You Can!
Ski Resort, three miles from The Battleground. A great family
mountain for skiers and snowboarders alike.
- Stowe is
approximately 45 minutes away on Route 100 North. A perennial
favorite just up the road.
Peak Ski Resort is about 1 hour 30 minutes north. Known for
its great tree skiing.
- Property borders Catamount Trails for hiking and snowshoeing.
Two-mile hike to beaver pond worth the trip. Trails connect to
the Long Trail.
- Camels Hump is a full day hike. Camel's Hump, which actually
is shaped like a camel's hump ranks among the tallest Vermont
mountains at 4,083 feet. You can hike to the top of Camel’s
Hump during the summer and fall. The views from the summit are
amazing any season. On a clear day you can see the White Mountains
of New Hampshire and the Adirondacks in New York.
- The valley floor offers a chain of walking trails along the
Mad River and through the cornfields. Many of these trails make
up the Mad River Path. These trails are both scenic and a great
place to walk or have your daily run.
- The Skatium located off Route 100 is open for ice skating seven
days a week and offers night skating under the lights as well.
Skate rentals are available.
- Bicycle rentals from Stark
- Paddling and Kayaking in the Mad River and Mill Brook locally
or Waterbury Reservoir. Clearwater
Sports offers rentals and group tours/adventures. Clearwater
also offers snowshoe and ski demos and rentals.
- The town swimming hole is located on Route 100 across from American
Big Picture Theater offers movies, lectures and events in
a theater setting as well as bands, open mic, wireless internet,
full bar and menu in the café.
- Farmers Market
on the commons in Waitsfield every Saturday in the spring, summer
and fall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Spoil yourself with a visit to Alta
Day Spa or stop by Mad
River Massage for a day of relaxation and pampering.
Skinner Barn is a historic barn that has been lovingly restored
to its’ original splendor. Along with weddings and parties
The Skinner Barn hosts summer dances as well as Broadway Cabarets
and Theater Productions.
- The summer also boasts the Vermont
Festival of the Arts in the month of August. This festival
celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year with events ranging
from the culinary arts, musical arts to pen and ink sketches hosted
in a barn gallery.
- The Mad River Valley hosts the Warren
4th of July Parade. A must see for any visitor to the valley.
- Annual bike racing events including the Mad
River Valley Century Ride, held in late August, and the Green
Mountain Stage Race over Labor Day Weekend. The races travel
throughout the Mad River Valley and up and over the Green Mountains.
Our valley has become a haven for bike enthusiasts and hopes to
host more biking events.
Flatbread Open every Friday and Saturday for dinner. Fun for
both adults and kids. No reservations but get there an hour before
you actually want to eat so you can enjoy the bonfire as well
as art related activities in the adjacent barn. Don't forget to
order the salad, it's wonderful.
- Chez Henri Great Sunday brunch. Quaint casual French
Street Pub & Cafe Offering a great variety of eats for
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Catering available.
Egan's Big World Pub and Grill Fabulous dining experience
with unique offerings for all tastes.
Common Man Restaurant: Eclectic New England Cuisine
Den Varied fare.
- The Hyde
Away Tavern: Great pub food and fun après/happy hour
atmosphere. Reasonably priced. No reservation needed. Home of
River Valley Century Ride every August.
- The Pitcher
Inn Elegant dining on the river in the heart Warren Village.
Warren House Restaurant, offering new american cuisine.
- 1824 House
Wonderful renovated barn with great Barbecue dinners on Mondays
during the summer and special events throughout the year.
- Visit Waitsfield
Pottery and The
Collection for unique gifts and décor items to take
- Groceries can be picked up in town at either Shaw’s or
grocery stores. Wish to have your condo stocked before you arrive
then you can place an order through Ample
Pantry. They will pick up what you request and deliver prior
to your arrival.
- If an ATM is what you are looking for they are located at Chittenden
Bank, Northfield Savings and BankNorth, all located at Mad River
Green in the center of Waitsfield.
- Odyssey Stoneware and the Warren
Store are worth the trip. The Warren Store boasts groceries,
a deli and bakery as well as unusual Vermont goods. A must visit
for any traveler.
Cheese Outlet and Ben
and Jerry's are located in Waterbury to the north.
- Just over the Appalachian Gap you will find the small town of
Bristol. Along with the various eateries check out Robert
Compton Pottery (Bristol Pottery) and their beautiful works.
- The cities of Shelburne and Burlington are hosts to many restaurants,
shops and museums. Enjoy a day at Shelburne
Museum or on the Lake at the ECHO
Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Stroll on Church Street
and enjoy the shops and variety of dining experiences.
- Just 45 minutes to the north you can be on Lake Champlain. Lake
Champlain became recognized as the Nation's Sixth Great Lake on
March 5th, 1998 with the signing of a Senate Bill. With the addition
of a line item entered by Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Bill made Lake
Champlain one of The Great Lakes. Following a small uproar the
Bill was rescinded on March 24th. So for 19 days Vermont bordered
a Great Lake. If you are visiting the lake you will perhaps get
a glimpse of "Champ," Lake Champlain’s version
of the "Loch Ness Monster."