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You Have to Be Mad!

The highlight of any Summer trip to Vt. is when Summer is at its hottest and you can swim at last... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Debra F
Avon Park, Florida
For everyone

Mad River runs through the Sugarbush Valley to Moretown, where it meets the Winooski river. It... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Kc L
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Waitsfield, VT
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The highlight of any Summer trip to Vt. is when Summer is at its hottest and you can swim at last in one of the many perfect swimming holes along the Mad River. Chilly when you first get in, paradisical when you adjust. Will make...More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Mad River runs through the Sugarbush Valley to Moretown, where it meets the Winooski river. It offers many opportunities for a fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, picnicking, or just a lazy day watching the river flow by.

Thank Kc L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are so many wonderful shopping places here. We're going up to Vermont tomorrow (it's a 225 mile ride) to look for unique gifts for friends for Christmas. It is well worth the ride...very scenic, and great places to eat.

Thank 797eileent
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were there at the right time for peak color it was the best I've ever seen in t5 years. Well worth the trip.

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove along the Mad River on Highway 100 in early October when the leaves were changing. While the water was low due to the drought, the river and trees were beautiful. The drive is easy and you will want to make a lot of...More

Thank dunfly
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Check the local Valley Reporter paper for E Coli levels (which are usually below limits) to see where the best swim holes are. Please be respectful of the dogs allowed vs no dogs policy at each location. Not all swim holes allow canines so best...More

1  Thank APatrickF
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I thought local swimming holes were a long lost part of my youth but the Mad River proved me wrong. Absolutely no commercialism and quiet deep spots between Warren and Middlesex VT along the Mad River make this valley special. Some of the holes have...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Glass blowing studio, wineries nearby(had a GRAPE STOMPING contest w/proceeds to food bank-really cool!.Covered bridges (3) within 10 miles., quaint general stores w/artist made Christmas ornaments.

Thank IrishRNPhilly
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

While touring along Vermont Scenic Highway 100, had beautiful views of the Mad River. It was shallow in many area this Sept. but the rocky River bed was nice. As this River winds through this valley in the Green Mountains, it at an important part...More

Thank beckaj01
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I love the Mad River--so cool and clean and pretty colors. There are so many fantastic swimming holes and the river is easily accessible. It lifts my spirits being close to this river--at all times of the year--so beautiful!

Thank LMSusan
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