You may call it optimism, what with snow still on the ground and all but the signs are unmistakeable: the weather is warming, green’s a-peeping, and the scent of maple sugar is in the air. We’re getting ready for another beautiful Mad River Valley spring and would love to share it with you!
There’s no denying that we love our Mad River Valley winters – the skiing, the sledding, the snowshoeing, the dog-sledding, the hot cocoa and warm fire to enjoy after a day in the great, snowy outdoors: what’s not to love – but a Mad River Valley spring … ! You’ve heard us sing the sugaring time soliloquy; while the scent of maple sugar boiling away is lovely and a big part of what we love about spring, it is hardly the breadth of it.
A Mad River Valley spring is maple sugaring time but also so much more – for one thing, as of now, you can still ski, snowshoe, and rocket sled – but as time goes on and the weather warms us up, we’ll begin to see more green peeping up out of those old drifts and the air will fill not so much with the scent of maple as much as with the cries of both resident and migratory birds: Bicknell’s Thrush, the Meadowlark, the Indigo Bunting, the Scarlet Tanager, the Common Yellowthroat, the Blue-winged Teal, and others.
A Mad River Valley spring makes the perfect birder’s getaway. As you may already know, birdwatching is exceedingly popular in Vermont. The state is bird and birder-friendly in general and the Mad River Valley is no exception, hosting a great number of trails and other birding hotspots – many right near our bed and breakfast in Warren, VT. For more information check out Birdwatching in the Mad River Valley.
Beyond birding, a Mad River Valley spring offers plenty of other good reasons to get out into the great outdoors. Hikes along our numerous trails and walking or biking our country roads with their covered bridges, scenic drives like the Mad River Byway – a Mad River Valley spring just calls to you to get up and out in it.
Mad River Valley Spring Lodging
West Hill House B&B is nestled amidst beautiful gardens on a sleepy country lane, on the verdant slopes of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Let us help you to realize the perfect Mad River Valley springtime getaway!