A few trips to Vermont’s largest city — Burlington — and it doesn’t take long to become intrigued and hungry for more of this sophisticated rural state. Head another 45 minutes south, over rolling hills and past silos and farms, and you’re in the Mad River Valley area.
The region attracts tourists year-round, drawn in winter by the ski resorts, and in summer by the mountainous hiking trails, waterfalls, and tide pools. At first glance, the area may appear to be nothing more than a clustering of centuries-old farm houses and barns. But look a little closer and you’ll find everything from fine dining to bustling breweries, craft cocktails, parking lot bbq pit tacos, ramen noodles, and more. Here are the nine best places to eat and drink in Vermont’s Mad River Valley.Read More