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Historic Downtown Waterbury

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ADVENTURE

Discover Waterbury, a place for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether you are visiting for an afternoon or a week, your perfect vacation starts here. Located along the eastern fold of the Green Mountains, the scenic Green Mountain Byway, Mad River Byway, and Interstate 89 converge in Waterbury, making it the ideal hub for exploration. Waterbury is a place of dynamic experiences, with easy access from Stowe, Montpelier, Burlington, and the Mad River Valley.

We may be small, but our attractions, accommodations, dining, and shopping are mighty. Our natural environment is an ever-changing backdrop for outdoor activities, including several state parks with outstanding opportunities for hiking and paddling. Waterbury is also one of the best bike towns in Vermont, with acclaimed trail networks and après activities.

Waterbury is home to Ben & Jerry's, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Prohibition Pig, and other favorites for locals and visitors alike. Both in the historic downtown and beyond, there are many other great independent shops, restaurants, and artist studios. With award-winning farm-to-table dining, local craft breweries, and eclectic stores, there is something in Waterbury for everyone to enjoy. Waterbury is also one of the best bike towns in Vermont, with acclaimed trail networks such as Perry Hill Mountain Biking Trails, and après activities. 

Now through Oct. 11, participate in the Waterbury Adventure Challenge in beautiful downtown Waterbury, learning about the town's history and making the most of your time here.

Waterbury is home to some of Vermont’s top attractions: 

Waterbury Center State Park 
Camel’s Hump State Park
Waterbury Historical Society 
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GET TO KNOW US

Find out what sets us apart. Learn more about attractions, get the inside scoop on must-do stops and plan your visit by getting to know the area's regional tourism association.

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WHAT TO DO

Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique places to stay, restaurants serving locally grown artisan food and drinks, and places to stop and shop. Plan your vacation with our directory.

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SHOPPING DOWNTOWN

Vermont's downtowns offer access to unique local businesses with one-of-a-kind gifts, treats and treasures. Learn more about shopping in Waterbury

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Amtrak Information

Much of Vermont is accessible by rail. Learn about what’s near the train station here, and plan your route.