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Hike the Vermont Long Trail This Summer

May 14th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

There really is no shortage of exceptional hiking trails in Vermont, especially in the area of the Green Mountains that surround the Mad River Valley.  That said, there’s one trail that far outshines the rest, and it’s the Vermont Long Trail. As the name implies, the Vermont Long Trail is, well, long.  It actually runs … read full article

10 Beautiful Vermont Waterfalls to See in 2020

March 5th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

Are you ready to see some truly beautiful Vermont Waterfalls with us? Spring is just a few days away. As this beautiful and vibrant season comes into focus, it’s time to switch gears from talking about skiing to talking about some of the warmer weather activities that abound nearby. One such tradition that has us … read full article

Mad River Valley, Vermont: 20 Favorite Things to Love

February 4th, 2020 by srsm

The answer’s easy! First on the list is that the Mad River Valley is a diverse and welcoming community which has provided the opportunity for residents to build on their talents and for visitors to relax and leave the stress of a busy life behind. With so much variety it’s easy to name 20 favorite … read full article

It’s Winter Magic in the Mad River Valley of Vermont!

November 6th, 2019 by srsm

It’s winter magic!  Close your eyes and imagine the silence of a wintry day with snowflakes gently drifting around you as you walk through newly fallen snow. Here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont, “it’s a marshmallow world in the winter when the snow comes to cover the trees”. The evergreen branches will be … read full article

The Magic of Vermont

August 2nd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

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 Peter MacLaren

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 Peter MacLaren

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

Vermont | A Mountain Biker’s Paradise

April 26th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

Mountain Biking; a sport, an activity, a workout, an adventure. Mountain Biking offers an opportunity to explore nature on your own terms, challenge yourself physically, and have a ton of fun while you do both. The Mad River Riders have put together what they call, “one of Vermont’s sweetest multi-use trail networks” boasting over 45 … read full article

The Seasons of Vermont: What to Do When

April 8th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

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 Peter MacLaren

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