The Mad River Valley is about 12 miles long and runs essentially north-south, with Vermont Route 100, the skiers' highway, following the valley floor. Folks from New York State, Southern Vermont and parts farther south and west typically enter the Valley driving north on Route100. Folks from the north and the rest of New England typically enter traveling south on Route 100.
Once in the Valley don't forget to travel off the beaten path and check out the East Warren Road, German Flats Road, The Common Road, Center Fayston Road and others. These less-traveled routes will bring you up off the valley floor and provide breath-taking views as well as alternate connections between centers of activity.
If you would prefer to be driven than drive, Vermont Transit offers a free bus service to many attractions in the Valley. Check out the route and schedule of the Mad Bus.
What about a chauffer-driven party bus, you ask? Is there something like that that my friends and I can use for the big event we are planning in and around the Mad River Valley? Funny you should ask. For those who would like to be driven but would also like to dictate their own schedule, the Alpine Limo offers a comfortable custom alternative.
Finally, don't forget that the Valley is best enjoyed out in the fresh air. The Mad River Path Association maintains a network of paths through the Valley that are great for hiking, biking and simply getting around. Throughout the less-snowy months, cyclists from near and far enjoy scenic and less-trafficed backroads around the Valley, from the easy ride along relatively flat Route 100B between Moretown and Middlesex to the infamous climb up App Gap. Those preferring to cycle off-pavement will find everything from well-maintained gravel roads to technical singletrack under the care of the Mad River Riders. Stop in at Stark Mountain Bike Works for your bike needs, get a bit of local info, and enjoy the ride!