Summer in Vermont’s Mad River Valley offers a host of outdoor activities including hiking (the Long Trail and Catamount Trail are just minutes away), bicycling, golfing, soaring, canoeing & kayaking nearby on the Mad River, fishing, and the ever-popular Farmer’s Market — Saturday mornings on the Mad River Green. Watching the sun set over the Green Mountains isn’t bad either!
The Mad River Valley is a mecca in the summer for road cyclists. Light traffic, well-paved roads, and the lush green unspoiled beauty of the Mad River Valley set the stage for some of the finest cycling anywhere. Routes vary from relatively flat rolling hills to double gaps. Bike groups, families and friends are always welcome at the Hyde Away Inn.
The Hyde Away is proud to host the Mad River Valley Century Ride, dubbed "Coolest Century" by Bicycle magazine. And don’t forget the Green Mountain Stage Race held Labor Day weekend featuring some of the top cyclists in the country.
The Mad River Valley is in the heart of Vermont golfing territory. Sugarbush boasts one of the finest mountain golf courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. If variety is the spice of your life, there are more than 10 other courses in the surrounding area — all suitable for day trips from the Valley.
Waitsfield Farmers’ Market
The Waitsfield Farmers’ Market is a festive farmers’ market, with more than 50 exhibitors, offers locally grown farm products, maple syrup, foods, crafts, wagon rides, and entertainment, operates every Saturday from May through mid-October at mad River Green.
Warren 4th of July
The Warren 4th of July is one of Vermont’s largest individual 4th of July celebrations. A parade with floats, musical entertainment on the balcony of the Warren store, food, and fun for kids at Brooks Field make the Warren 4th a great time for all.
The Mad River Valley is host to many weddings throughout the summer months. Some couples that wed in the Valley met at the Hyde Away. Many others join us for rehearsal dinners and other gatherings for their wedding group. For more information about weddings and related services, go to www.madrivervalley.com and www.vermontweddings.com.
Throughout the area you’ll find music festivals, art galleries, local plays and other cultural events.