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Mad River

Address: Waitsfield, VT
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Waitsfield
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, Swimming
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, Swimming
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English first
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

If you are spending some time in Waitsfield VT this summer you won't be disappointed. Be sure to check out a few of the many beautiful swimming holes. Lareau SWimming hole is a great place to start. Wonderful grassy area for picnicing and a nice deep swimming hole. Super spot for easy rock diving and a hidden waterfall! Easy parking... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

The mad river is host to numerous activities. Many people canoe and kayak in various spots along the river. Tubing is another favorite past-time. For those coming from out of state, you can rent tubes at Clearwater sports in Waitsfield Village. There are numerous spots along the recreation path and elsewhere to get yourself started on your rubing journey. There... More 

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