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Mad River Valley Craft Fair Labor Day Weekend

August 2nd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

49th Annual Mad River Craft Fair: Come to Kenyon’s Field in Waitsfield, Saturday & Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 10 am – 5 pm, rain or shine. 110 juried artists, four bands, delicious food court (including craft cocktails and local beer), and door prizes! A great day to browse handmade items and meet the artists.  You will … read full article

The Magic of Vermont

August 2nd, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Vermont is a place that awakens your soul. It invites you to dive headfirst into a culture of sugar making, flannel-wearing, local love and support. Where does all that deep Vermont love come from? Well, Vermont only has 600,000 residents and an average town size of about 2,000 people. If we don’t shout about the … read full article

Vermont Fly Fishing: The Silver Trout!

June 19th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

The Mad River Valley is welcoming a new business to the community that specializes in Vermont Fly Fishing products and excursions. The Silver Trout is owned by Stuart Hayden, a lifelong fly fisherman. His mission is to provide premium fly fishing accessories for other fisherman to enjoy.  Through his own experience and extensive research, Stu … read full article

Hiking Vermont: Mad River Magic

June 5th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

When you picture a Vermont vacation, I’m sure you picture gorgeous mountain views, fun hiking and walking trails, small country shops, and delicious homemade maple treats. If not, we recommend you add those things to the list because it’s some of the best that Vermont has to offer. Let’s focus on hiking and walking trails, … read full article

Enjoy a Vermont Puzzle – and win $25

June 3rd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

“The Mad River Valley is known for skiing, but what else is there to do?” For clues to your Vermont adventure print and complete this crossword; you can do all these activities, see all these places, do all these things, and more here in the Mad River Valley. We suggest you print it out, fill … read full article

Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cornbread

April 19th, 2019 by srsm

Stirring it up: Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cornbread. Love cornbread and need to eat gluten free?  This cornbread recipe is easy and made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. The recipe can be halved and still produce an excellent result. Enjoyed by our guests. It’s keeper! Makes: one 9 x 9 inch pan (25cm … read full article

The Seasons of Vermont: What to Do When

April 8th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

With the changing seasons in Vermont, it can often feel like an entirely different state. The views transform from icy, greyscale paintings to explosions of warm color to rich, lush green forests. The seasons are as unique in sights as they are in activities, with skiing, apple picking, hiking, shopping, sugaring, camping, all trading off with … read full article

Wildlife Corridors Allow for Safe Routes for Animals

February 21st, 2019 by srsm

Wildlife corridors allow for safe routes for animals, plants and fish. They are a link of wildlife habitat, generally native vegetation, which joins two or more areas of similar wildlife habitat. Vermont’s wildlife requires food, water, shelter and mates to survive and reproduce. Different species travel different distances to meet these basic needs. As they move from one large … read full article

Winter Activities: More Than Just Skiing

January 8th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

So you’re planning a trip to Vermont. I think we can all agree that Vermont’s Mad River Valley is an excellent place for winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Skiing and snowboarding in particular, at least that’s what I’ve heard. I’m no skier, but luckily winter fun in Vermont is boundless. Say you find yourself … read full article

Want Outstanding Craft Beer? Come Visit Vermont!

December 10th, 2018 by srsm

Want outstanding craft beer? Come visit Vermont! Vermont has outstanding craft beer and brewers as well as creative people undertaking diverse, creative activities. Jewelers, musicians, wood workers, potters, farmers, glassblowers, writers, fashion designers, the list goes on. The website for the Secretary of State for Vermont provides some interesting background on the production of alcohol … read full article

Dining Diversity

November 27th, 2018 by Peter MacLaren

Locally Owned and Sourced While the food in the Mad River Valley is delicious, it’s more than the flavor and diversity of options that make the restaurants around here unique. Locally owned and sourced restaurants mean you’re supporting small business and enjoying food and ingredients from the very place you are visiting! Vermont, in general, has a … read full article