The Mad River Valley is chock-full of activities for all shapes and sizes! There is hiking along the Long Trail, canoeing and kayaking on Vermont’s lovely rivers and lakes (including our dear Mad River), and silently soaring in glider planes from the Warren airport, where you can also watch polo and have a picnic. Road and mountain biking are very accessible, as is golf and horseback riding. Cool off the old fashioned way at Warren Falls or Lareau Swim Hole, or take advantage of one of the many nearby sports centers, where you can also swim, play tennis, enjoy a massage, take a sauna or a variety of exercise classes. There is a terrific Farmer’s Market every Saturday where you can meet local artisans, stock up on organic groceries for the week, and sit on the lawn enjoying live music and the neighbors.
Or–Goodness Me!–you could go activity-less and just put your feet up with a juicy novel or watch the clouds float by without a care in the world.
Check out a great video on the Mad 12 – a premier Mad River Valley food event.
The Vermont Festival of the Great Outdoors is held in the Mad River Valley the first two weeks of July.
Green Mountain Opera Festival is hosted in the Valley and spans almost the entire month of June.
The Vermont Festival of the Arts takes place annually here in the Valley every August. Enjoy classes, crafts, and performances every day.
Our Big Red Barn Art Gallery is open with shows July & August
The Lareau Farm hosts: Music every friday in July and August on the Garden stage at American Flatbread. Hear the musically stylings of Stand up Bassist Anthony Santor and friends – 6 PM – 8 PM
We also host numerous other open to the public events – see our calendar page! Community picnic with fireworks, art workshops and the Vermont Music Fest [ August 24,2014]
Cafe Noir brings professional theater to the Mad River Valley with a variety of not-to-be-missed productions.
The Historical Society does a great Barn Tour, and has also put together a nice little walking tour of Historic Waitsfield Village. They have an annual picnic dinner her with a guest speaker in August. Check the calendar!
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Because of our central location we have easy access to just about everywhere in the state, from Burlington to Montpelier to Woodstock. That means 20 minutes to Ben and Jerry’s, 45 minutes to the Shelburne Museum and the Maritime Museum, about an hour to the Billings Farm Musuem and the Vermont Raptor Center, an hour to Lake Champlain and to many of the locations for the Vermont Mozart Festival on Lake Champlain and other great offerings in the Vermont music scene.
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