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Beautiful

The river winds around the area but we saw the Waitsfield portion. There is a covered bridge from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MarshaToronto
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Toronto
A mad, Mad River.

Very pretty, windy with some fly fishermen around. A lot shallower than expected, maybe because we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie07842
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“swimming” (10 reviews)
“holes” (8 reviews)
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Waitsfield, VT
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The river winds around the area but we saw the Waitsfield portion. There is a covered bridge from the 1800's and how wonderful to watch some kids jumping off it into the river below.

Thank MarshaToronto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty, windy with some fly fishermen around. A lot shallower than expected, maybe because we saw it mid June.

Thank Julie07842
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The highlight of any Summer trip to Vt. is when Summer is at its hottest and you can swim at last in one of the many perfect swimming holes along the Mad River. Chilly when you first get in, paradisical when you adjust. Will make...More

Thank Debra F
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Mad River runs through the Sugarbush Valley to Moretown, where it meets the Winooski river. It offers many opportunities for a fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, picnicking, or just a lazy day watching the river flow by.

Thank Kc L
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are so many wonderful shopping places here. We're going up to Vermont tomorrow (it's a 225 mile ride) to look for unique gifts for friends for Christmas. It is well worth the ride...very scenic, and great places to eat.

Thank 797eileent
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were there at the right time for peak color it was the best I've ever seen in t5 years. Well worth the trip.

Thank Ralph M
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove along the Mad River on Highway 100 in early October when the leaves were changing. While the water was low due to the drought, the river and trees were beautiful. The drive is easy and you will want to make a lot of...More

Thank dunfly
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Check the local Valley Reporter paper for E Coli levels (which are usually below limits) to see where the best swim holes are. Please be respectful of the dogs allowed vs no dogs policy at each location. Not all swim holes allow canines so best...More

1  Thank APatrickF
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I thought local swimming holes were a long lost part of my youth but the Mad River proved me wrong. Absolutely no commercialism and quiet deep spots between Warren and Middlesex VT along the Mad River make this valley special. Some of the holes have...More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Glass blowing studio, wineries nearby(had a GRAPE STOMPING contest w/proceeds to food bank-really cool!.Covered bridges (3) within 10 miles., quaint general stores w/artist made Christmas ornaments.

Thank IrishRNPhilly
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