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Address: Waitsfield, VT
Activities: Kayaking, Swimming

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Please do not miss hiking along the Mad River

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Sugarbush,Vermont
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Sugarbush,Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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