The Mad River Valley has a lot to do in any season and in any kind of weather. A wide
variety of art galleries, craft shops and shopping venues can be
found throughout The Valley. The picturesque village of Warren, just 10 minutes away,
has an art gallery, a gallery of fine crafts and folk art, a pottery shop, two
antique shops and a lively, old country store. A veritable plethora of shops are located
in Waitsfield - along Route 100, on Bridge Street, in Village Square, or in Mad River
Green Shopping Center. There is no shortage of places to spend your time (and your
money...). Additionally, there are many antique shops in the region.
If you are looking for indoor exercise, you can find tennis facilities and
health clubs in the area. You can play tennis at the
Bridges Family Resort & Tennis Club
Sugarbush Health & Racquet Club.
Sugarbush Health & Racquet Club also offers an indoor climbing wall, swimming pool,
racquetball and squash courts, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, massage, free weights,
aerobics and more.
If you are in need of pampering, then you should consider a massage or a
trip to the day spa.
Mad River Massage and
SugarMountain Massage both offer guests a variety of packages at their locations in
Waitsfield. Perhaps yoga is your thing? Try The Yoga Loft (802-496-9642) in Waitsfield.
Do you want to see the latest movies or the best in live entertainment? No need to go any further than
Waitsfield's Big Picture Theater. They've got a cafe where
you can have lunch or dinner. They also have a great soda fountain, as well as tapas & sushi!!!
Within an hour's drive of Weathertop there are many area attractions. These are just a few of them:
- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory,
offering tours plus a gift and scoop shop, is 30 minutes away in Waterbury Center.
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill,
New England's most famous cider mill, is 30 minutes away in Waterbury Center. Watch cider
being made most of the year - free samples.
- Vermont Teddy Bear Company
has their factory 1 hour away in Shelburne. Come see where the best bears in the universe are born!
- Grand View Winery,
offering specialty and traditional fruit wines, is 45 minutes away in East Calais. They also
have a tasting room open year-round at Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center.
- Cabot Creamery Annex Store
is 30 minutes away in Waterbury Center. See why Cabot was voted the "Best Cheddar in the World".
- Lake Champlain Chocolates
is Vermont's premier chocolatier, offering award-winning confections. They give tours at their Burlington
factory. Adjacent to the Cabot Creamery Annex Store, they have a factory store in Waterbury Center.
- Shelburne Museum,
hailed as "New England's Smithsonian", is 1 hour away in Shelburne. Regular exhibits and special
events. Fantastic art collection. Open May - October.
- Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
has two locations in Basin Harbor and Burlington. These will satisfy anyone with an interest in shipwrecks, ship building, or maritime history.
- Rock of Ages Quarry & Visitors' Center,
located 45 minutes away in Graniteville, offers summer quarry tours and a year-round granite exhibit.
- Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks,
located 30 minutes away in Montpelier, offers tours, tasting, and a gift shop. Taste what 8 generations
of maple sugaring experience can do!
- Stowe Village,
about 40 minutes north, offers a wide variety of specialty shops. Spend a day and walk around the village!
about 45 minutes southwest over the Green Mountains, is a lovely college town with many artisan
shops, pubs and eateries.
- ECHO at Leahy Center,
located 1 hour away on the Burlington waterfront, is a lake aquarium and science center promoting
environmental stewardship in the Lake Champlain Basin. Interactive exhibits and daily demonstrations.