Sugarbush offers more than standard skiing and riding. Spring, summer, and fall visitors can experience bountiful hiking, mountain biking, and golfing, and the abundance of tennis courts and Disc Golf courses is enough to keep your whole group happy. However, venturing outside of the resort can pay off in a very big way—The Mad River Valley is a popular tourist region. The picturesque scenery is, in part, preserved by the Friends of the Mad River, a non-profit organization formed to preserve and protect the recreational, ecological, and aesthetic resources of the Valley. Below are a few of our favorite things to do in this stunning area.
Visit Warren Falls—Visiting these beautiful waterfalls is easy for Sugarbush Resort visitors; the site itself is also located in Warren, Vermont. Follow a short and easy path into the forest to find a wonderfully relaxing spot. Perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and wildlife viewing, Warren Falls is a must-see spot for Valley visitors.
Make a Pilgrimage to the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory—Just a short drive to Waterbury, this is a great spot to take the whole family. The tour is fun and concise; just thirty minutes will bring you through the factory and into a sampling room. Visit the flavor grave yard, take fun photos, and enjoy a few scoops of Vermont’s famous ice cream.
Pick-Your-Own at Wellwood Orchard—If you’re visiting in the summer or fall, be sure to stop by Wellwood Orchard on your way out of Mad River Valley. The farm offers pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and berries, depending on the season.
Find Serenity at Ole’s Cross Country Center—Every now and then, we need a break from the rush of alpine skiing. Luckily, Warren is full of Nordic skiing opportunities. The trails offered at Ole’s are some of the most picturesque around.
Horseback Riding Tours for the Whole Family—Regardless of the season, horseback riding is a great activity. If you’re inexperienced or nervous, guided tours are the way to go. If you know your way around the stable, you’re on your way to an unforgettable day!
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