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Address: Waitsfield, VT

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Beautiful and relaxing

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... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Dunedin, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 stops. There are also two nice covered bridges over the river, one at Warren and... More 

Thank dunfly
Waitsfield, Vermont
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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 to check before you go. The river is quite beautiful and great for swimming or... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 grass beaches others afford huge boulders . Parking is usually hidden behind dikes or berms.

Thank Frank D
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Birmingham, Alabama
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445 reviews
231 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

While touring along Vermont Scenic Highway 100, had beautiful views of the Mad River. It was shallow in many area this Sept. but the rocky River bed was nice. As this River winds through this valley in the Green Mountains, it at an important part the Beauty of this scenic Vermont route.

Thank beckaj01
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I love the Mad River--so cool and clean and pretty colors. There are so many fantastic swimming holes and the river is easily accessible. It lifts my spirits being close to this river--at all times of the year--so beautiful!

Thank LMSusan
Brunswick, Maine
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99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 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 

Thank MasterMaineGuide
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89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 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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