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Top Ten Reasons to Summer in the Mad River Valley

Ah, summertime in the Mad River Valley: By our reckoning, it just doesn’t get any better. Join us at the Pitcher Inn for this gorgeous and action-packed corner of Vermont’s finest hospitality, and drink in the season’s charms to the full!

Here are 10 of the top reasons to take a well-earned summer vacay in our neck of the woods.

(10) Sugarbush Brewgrass Festival (June 8, 2019 at Sugarbush Resort)

Here’s a quick math equation for you: bluegrass + craft brews = BREWGRASS! More than 20 Vermont breweries and some great bands are “on tap” for the ninth running of this awesome summer kickoff party on the mountain.

(9) Soaring

Eyeball the mighty fetching Mad River Valley and (if the weather cooperates) grand distant landmarks such as the Adirondacks and the White Mountains from thousands of feet up on a glider flight from Sugarbush Soaring.

(8) Biking

From casual town rides to all-out mountain-biking adventures, the Mad River Valley is one of the coolest cycling hotspots in the gosh-darn country.

(7) Beer

The Mad River Valley is one of the linchpins of a region of the Green Mountain State that’s been described as “the Napa Valley of beer,” and at the Pitcher Inn you’ve got the perfect H.Q. for touring and tasting your way through the celebrated local craft-beer scene.

(6) Canteen Creemee Co.

Few summer experiences are as bliss-inducing as a taste of maple-syrup soft-serve at this Waitsfield fixture, maybe preceded by some Canteen Creemee Co. fried chicken just for good measure.

(5) Waitsfield Farmers Market

The local farm-fresh bounty of the Waitsfield Farmers Market is yours to enjoy just a few miles from the Pitcher Inn every Saturday between May 18th and October 12th.

(4) Hiking

From Mount Abe and Stetson Hollow to the Mad River Path—threading valley hamlets, woods, and farmland—you won’t run out of hiking options in the Mad River Valley and the surrounding highlands of the Green Mountains during your Pitcher Inn getaway.

(3) The Bundy Modern

Fabulous art (and a display of classic motorcycles) await you in the tranquil, pond-side spread of the Bundy Modern near Waitsfield.

(2) Warren Store

This beloved country market is an absolute icon of the Mad River Valley, and it’s just across the street from your room at the Pitcher Inn.

(1) Dining

World-class cuisine is also part of the Mad River Valley experience, what with topnotch local eateries such as Peasant, Mad Taco, American Flatbread, and our very own 275 Main and Tracks of course!