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Things to do in Mad River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Movie Theater
“home-cooked breakfast lunch and dinner. Dine in theaters (noted the Coolest in Vermont!) or beer garden. Famous Sunday Brunch. Full bar, featuring local brews and an old-fashioned soda fountain.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best pizza in town, but they are only open on the weekends and don't do take out until after 8”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They smoke their meat right there in the parking lot. The valley hippie hang-out. Known for their margaritas!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A locals favourite to cool off from the summer heat! The water will be brisk, and there are some great jumping spots. Be sure to park well off the road.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A true Vermont gem. The Warren Store is an authentic Vermont country store, and MORE. Dine on the outside deck overlooking Freeman Brook. Great food in a perfectly perfect location, with local craft brews, locally sourced ingredients and goodness beyond imagination. When your tummy is full, head upstairs to explore their "emporium of unexpected treasures". ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great local grocery store with everything you might need food-wise to prepare you for your stay.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
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“For a comfort-food meal after a big day outdoors, the Hyde Away is a great place to eat. In the bar you can eat by the fireplace, or instead you can eat on the restaurant side. Either way, the large menu has something for everyone, including very generous steaks!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Camel's Hump is right down the road and is a "must do" when you visit VT and if you like hiking!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is where you'll find lots of locals, pool table, and live music on a Saturday night. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Higher end. Amazing food, great atmosphere. You can tell that the owner/chef LOVES what he does. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lodging
“For a high end meal, there's the dining room upstairs. Downstairs is Tracks, a cozy and relaxing bar area (still high end) with tables, couches and food as well. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There is fantastic mountain biking by Blueberry Lake. There are several long loops of variable difficulty including a great beginner trail. There is some technical riding on the advanced loops but all trails are marked appropriately. Ending your ride with a quick dip in the lake can make for a perfect summer day!
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  • 22 locals recommend
Cafe
“Get a cup of coffee from beans brewed right here! Breakfast, lunch and all snacks here are deliciously fresh not frozen. Finish with some local homemade ice cream! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Starting at 10:30am, Worthy Burger Too serves brunch on Sundays. Not just eggs and bacon--enjoy a Bloody Mary, Bellini Cocktail, Mimosa or a draught breakfast beer like the River Roost Brewery Illusionati Milk Stout (brewed w/ Abracadabra Coffee-yum)! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Go to pizza spot in the valley! Can be expensive, but good quality and lots of options. You can also just grab a pizza by the slice at the take-out end.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
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“For a light breakfast of bagels and cream cheese or a breakfast sandwich with tasty coffee drinks, come here! We love the everything bagel with garlic & herb cream cheese and the the vermonter coffee with maple syrup! ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Best pizza in town, but they are only open on the weekends and don't do take out until after 8”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They smoke their meat right there in the parking lot. The valley hippie hang-out. Known for their margaritas!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“For a comfort-food meal after a big day outdoors, the Hyde Away is a great place to eat. In the bar you can eat by the fireplace, or instead you can eat on the restaurant side. Either way, the large menu has something for everyone, including very generous steaks!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“This is where you'll find lots of locals, pool table, and live music on a Saturday night. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Higher end. Amazing food, great atmosphere. You can tell that the owner/chef LOVES what he does. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Starting at 10:30am, Worthy Burger Too serves brunch on Sundays. Not just eggs and bacon--enjoy a Bloody Mary, Bellini Cocktail, Mimosa or a draught breakfast beer like the River Roost Brewery Illusionati Milk Stout (brewed w/ Abracadabra Coffee-yum)! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Go to pizza spot in the valley! Can be expensive, but good quality and lots of options. You can also just grab a pizza by the slice at the take-out end.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Snack Place
“Not your average creemee. Out there flavors you’d never think of but will blow your mind. All of the food on their board changes often and I haven’t had a bad meal/snack/dessert!”
  • 13 locals recommend

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