Historic Downtown


Seen from high above, a downtown in a valley between mountains. The sun is setting between mountains in the background.
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Waterbury, Vermont

Waterbury has earned a reputation for being a foodie and outdoor recreation town. The walkable village center offers eclectic local shops and restaurants that use what’s local to craft inspired menus. In Waterbury Center, about four miles outside of the village, stop to shop for Vermont cheese, apple cider, and Ben & Jerrys ice cream. The Waterbury Reservoir, with its gently sloping green space and public beach, beckons swimmers and boaters, and two mountain biking trail networks sets Waterbury apart as a recreation destination.

100% Adventure

Waterbury is home to thrilling outdoor adventures, including paddleboarding on the Waterbury Reservoir, mountain biking the Perry Hill trail network, an 18-hole disc golf course, and more. Wrapped around Waterbury are both Stowe and the Mad River Valley, with lots more heart-pounding outdoor adventure to offer.

Two people paddleboard on a calm lake in the summer.

Waterbury Reservoir

One of Vermont’s most visited state parks, the Waterbury Reservoir is a haven for paddlers, swimmers, campers, hikers, stand-up paddleboarders, and more. Set on 90 acres, the park features remote paddle-to campsites, a universally accessible nature trail, boat rentals, charcoal grills, and a swimming beach.

People walk between rows of tents with merchants selling their goods on a warm day.

Waterbury Arts Fest

July 12-13, 2024

This two-day festival transforms Waterbury’s downtown into lively outdoor art gallery and street fair with over 100 artist exhibitors, festival fare, and live local music.

Eat, Shop, and Stay in Waterbury







Transportation Options

For Waterbury

Amtrak Station  

U.S. Highway 2 and Park Row
Waterbury, VT

Local Transportation   

  • Taxi Service and/or Rideshare: Green Valley Taxi, Uber, Peg’s Pick-Up, Star Cab Taxi 
  • Bus services: Green Mountain Transit
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Trip planning resources with Waterbury’s local downtown organization.

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