Waitsfield from the Covered Bridge

Downtown Waitsfield

Waitsfield Vermont is a lovely New England downtown with lovely views of the Green

Mad River Valley swimming in Waitsfield.
Mad River Valley swimming in Waitsfield.

Mountains and the Mad River.  It also boasts one of Vermonts historic wooden covered bridges.  It has several lovely local boutiques and a butcher shop.  There are also places to eat, a town green and a convenience store nearby as well.  The centerpiece of this village is the covered bridge.  It’s still in active use and carries a major road in the valley, the East Warren Road.

Further down the road is the major shopping center in the Mad River Valley on either side of Route 100 just south of Waitsfield Center.  This shopping center also hosts the valleys very large and well-known farmers market every Saturday from Mid-May to Mid-October and runs from 9 AM to 2 PM.  For more information visit their website (link).

Waitsfield Covered Bridge
Waitsfield Covered Bridge

In addition to dining and shopping options swimming is also popular in the summer with a jump off the covered bridge being a popular way to get in the river on a hot summer day!

Directions and Location:

Waitsfield’s downtown and main shopping areas are all on Route 100 going south from the intersection of Route 100 and Bridge St.  The closest Interstate exits are exits 9 (US Route 2 and VT Route 100B) and exit 10 (VT Route 100) – taking either exit and going south on Route 100B or 100 will take you into Waitsfield Center.  For those using a GPS device the following address and coordinates will bring you to Waitsfield Center:

20 Bridge St.
Waitsfield, VT 05673
44.190045, -72.824304

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