Mad River Valley

Home to Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Ski Areas, the Mad River Valley is one of the most beautiful areas for your vacation in Vermont.

The Valley has an air of old New England with specialty shops, unique restaurants and delicatessens. And, of course, our friendly country hospitality. It is located in the heart of Central Vermont, surrounded by the Green Mountains and centered around the quaint, historical villages of Waitsfield and Warren.

The Mad River Valley has retained its rural Vermont character. Throughout the area you’ll find lush farmland, rivers & streams, lakes, mountains and natural beauty that rivals any place on the planet.

Throughout the Valley you’ll find an eclectic blend of restaurants, taverns, inns, shops, and galleries. There are many cultural events including musical performances, theater, art & craft shows, and the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, held each Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. It’s a great spot for food (we’re there!), crafts, local produce and live music. Combined with abundant outdoor activities, there is plenty to do and see year ’round.

The seasons in the Mad River Valley are amazing. While the winter is best known for skiing, the other seasons are actually our favorites. Hiking and trekking spots are abundant with the Long Trail, Mad River Path, Catamount Trail and back country roads. There are also swimming holes throughout the area — some well known like the Lareau Swimming Hole and Warren Falls and some not so well known — you’ll have to ask a local where they are.

For more information about activities in and around the Mad River Valley, visit Vermont’s State Tourism website or Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce.