Waterbury’s playground is the peaks, valleys, and rivers of the Green Mountains. Our culture and people are naturally active…ski or ride hundreds of miles of powder-packed terrain at four renowned resorts, all of which are within fifteen miles of Waterbury. If the backcountry beckons, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice skating and even sleigh rides comprise the winter activities roster.
As the days grow longer, pack your backpack and summit some of the highest peaks in the Green Mountain Forest. Swim in our lakes and rivers; borrow some gear and try your hand at canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing.
If you would like to spend your day in a lower gear, take a scenic driving tour amid granite-edged mountains, valleys dappled with farms, rushing streams, covered bridges, and historic villages. The shops, restaurants, attractions, and cultural events that you will encounter along the way reflect contemporary creativity.
Down the road, watch ice cream and cider materialize before your eyes at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and discover why these businesses are pioneers in the international specialty food industry. Sample and shop fresh Vermont-made products at the Cabot Creamery store; take in the story of the beans before you stock up at Green Mountain Coffee Cafe and Visitors Center.
In Waterbury village, browse boutiques and enjoy restaurants while farmers, crafters, and cottage chefs gather weekly in warmer weather at the farmers’ market. End the day on the town with complimentary open-air performances and discover an eclectic weekend antique market in Waterbury.
Join us for an afternoon or for a week. From a village stroll to all-out exhilaration, you’re bound to find your fun.