The Mad River Valley

The Yestermorrow campus is located in the heart of the Mad River Valley, one of Vermont’s premier four-season resort areas. “The Valley” sits in the geographical center of the state, one hour southeast of the state’s prominent city, Burlington, and 30 minutes southwest of Montpelier, the state’s capital. The region has a vast collection of historic villages, a beautiful, bucolic landscape, and endless recreational possibilities. Each season is enriched with performing arts, cultural and sporting events, and festivals.

Bordered by the spine of the Green Mountains to the west and the smaller Northfield Ridge to the east, the Mad River Valley, with a population of just over 6,000, is defined by a narrow, sometimes turbulent and sometimes gentle river, just several yards across at its widest. The Route 100 corridor that follows the Mad River through the Valley is a designated Scenic Byway, weaving through the picturesque towns of Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston, and Moretown. Well known as a winter skiing destination, the Valley is also full of indoor and outdoor possibilities in warmer weather when hiking, biking, paddling and the local food scene, can fill and evening, day, weekend, or whole vacation.