48 hours in the Mad River Valley

Escaping from everyday life to the Mad River Valley in the summer is the perfect way to refresh and reconnect with a slower pace of life. Spending a weekend exploring through Waitsfield and Warren invites anyone who visits to embrace the simplicities, the scenery, and the often overlooked little aspects of the day to day. There’s a certain kind of appreciation the communities in Vermont feel for their history and their location. People who come to the Valley can expect to be immersed into nature and small town life. Surrounded by impressive mountain ranges, gorgeous rolling farm land, and thick, wooded, forests, the remote nature of this area beckons to something deeper in us. Thankfully, the Mad River Valley can cater to many types. Looking to go off the grid along the long trail for a few days? Or, how about taste farm fresh meats and cheeses grown by family farms? All that and more is offered here.

So what is the best way to spend 48 hours in the Mad River Valley?

Well, the best way to spend 48 hours anywhere kind of depends on the person, right? But, there are some not to miss hikes, swims, and eateries here in the Valley that should make its way onto anyone’s itinerary. I’m going to be sharing our team’s favorite ways to spend a summer weekend in our beloved Mad River Valley. We’re talking coffee spots, scenic hikes, tasty bites, and more.

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