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Address: , Waitsfield, VT
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Activities: Kayaking, Swimming

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See the river in all sorts of different places.

No matter the season, go and see the Mad River. Stop at the Laureau family swimming hole or go to the nudie beach. Then again go east and stop at the other water access and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Brunswick, Maine
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Brunswick, Maine
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

No matter the season, go and see the Mad River. Stop at the Laureau family swimming hole or go to the nudie beach. Then again go east and stop at the other water access and swimming spots. Whether you walk along the sides using the Valley Walking Trails, drive, ride, swim, fish, or get a chance to paddle it. See... More 

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Sugarbush,Vermont
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76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Running through the Mad River Valley is the backwards-flowing Mad River, which attracts visitors for its beauty and all that it offers. In the summer, people come for afternoon dips in its many swimming holes. In the spring, white water canoeists and kayakers take on river, which running fast with melting mountain snows provides an adventure for all abilities. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were there in late September and the views were beautiful. I got some gorgeous pictures. Enjoy the Mad River Valley area

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Palmdale, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The water level was down, but so beautiful. All the shops and restaurants with local sourced foods was great.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Awe-inspiring views at every turn of the road. Be sure to pack cool weather clothing, even in summer. Locally maintained trails make this area like your own back yard.

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billskis
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Real mountain skiing, real people, real fun! The legacy lives on, from the funky Basebox to Birdland, to those wonderful blue cruisers from the top.

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Palm Beach Gardens
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Cycle the roads, visit the covered bridges, dine on the locally grown and farm raised food, visit Ben and Jerry's twice, kayak in the 2 rivers, discover warm VT hospitality without the touristy vibes of a ski town.

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New London, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

There's nothing quite like Mad River glen, and there's a great feeling of accomplishment just to get down a run. The "out of bounds" stuff isn't really, and is quite challenging

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I felt like a 10 year old again splashing and swimming in the river. Cool and clear water. The Bobbin has a nice deep area to swim. If you stay at Wilder Farm Inn, you can borrow their tubes. Could have spent more time just exploring local swimming holes!

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed in Waitsfield at the Wilder Farm Inn and enjoyed stand-up paddling on Blueberry Lake, lunch at the Warren General Store, hiking and jogging on the local trails, swimming in the Mad River, seeing beautiful perennials at the Von Trapp Greenhouses, getting massages at the Waitsfield Farmers' Market. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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