What We're Doing


What We're Doing

We are so glad you will be joining us for our wedding celebration. If would like to join us for any additional activities, this is what Paul and I will be doing. Activities will begin for us from The Bridges (that is where we are staying Wednesday - Monday).



  • Afternoon float down the Mad River. Drop in at the Lareau Swim Hole and finish at the Pines in Waitsfield, Vermont
    • Tubes can be rented at Clearwater Sports for $18 a tube
    • Wear water friendly shoes because you may have to walk in the rocky riverbed
    • We will park cars at both the beginning and end
  • Dinner from the Mad Taco in Waitsfield, Vermont
    • We will place orders and do takeout, to bring it back to The Bridges and eat as a group, either in the condos or sit outside by the pool




  • Pick up lunch of sandwiches or salads from the Warren Store to bring on the hike and eat at the top
    • Where Laura worked as a high schooler and known for their #6 sandwich
  • Mid-morning hike up Sunset Rock in Warren, Vermont
    • Easy/Moderate 2.2 miles out and back, with 400' elevation gain
  • Welcome Drinks at 7:30 pm at The Hyde Away in Warren, Vermont
    • Munchies will be served and drinks to be had, while you mingle with other guests and the bride and groom


  • Wedding day!
    • The bride and groom don't have any specific plans on this day. They are planning to just hang out and relax and then get ready
  • Ceremony to begin at 3:30 pm promptly at The Skinner Barn in Waitsfield, Vermont
  • Music ends at 9:30 pm and then the after-party will begin, location is to be determined


  • Wake up and regret what happened the day before ;-)
  • Brunch at 11:00 am to be set up outside at The Bridges in Warren, Vermont 
  • Relax by the pool and enjoy the day with whoever is around!




  • Travel day for the bride and groom to head on to their next adventure


Weather may affect the outdoor activities. Feel free to touch base with Laura (802) 498- 8612 or Paul (502) 507-7978.


Insider's Guide

Vetted activities from the bride and groom

Insider's Guide

Vetted activities from the bride and groom

Things to...


Waitsfield Farmer's Market

Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM 

You can find fresh produce, flowers, seedlings, honey, wool, eggs, meat, cheese and other farm products.

They have a large selection of crafts made in Vermont, baked goods, and prepared food. They also have live music from local artists!

Boutiques on Bridge Street

Cute local shopping in Waitsfield.

Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour 

9 AM - 7 PM

Take a tour of the main factory and get a couple free samples. While you're at it, you might as well order the Vermonster Sundae containing 20 scoops of this delicious ice cream. After you're finished checking this out, you can continue your Vermont food tour to Cabot Creamery and the Cider Mill.

Cabot Creamery

9 AM - 6 PM

Free sample cheeses, need I say more. And just down the road from the Ben & Jerry's Factory.

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

8 AM - 6 PM

Delicious apple cider doughnuts and all sorts of apple treats.

Waterbury Flea Market

Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM

Vermont's largest outdoor flea market

Downtown Montpelier

Cruise around the state's capital with delightful boutiques and shops, adorable bookshops, antique stores, coffee shops and plenty of places to eat. The town is full of both small town charm as well as big city amenities.

Brew Tour

Vermont is the state that has the most craft breweries per capita in the US. Go check out all our delicious local brewers!

Shelburne Museum

A museum of art, design, and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

Church Street

Burlington's open-air mall is full of great shops and good food. The 2016 High Heel Race is taking place on Sunday.

Cruise on Lake Champlain

Take in the beauty of Vermont from Lake Champlain. The lake separates Vermont from New York. There are breakfast, lunch, or leisure cruises.

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

9 AM - 6 PM

Come see where the Vermont Teddy Bears are made.


Warren Store

8 AM - 7 PM

A unique country store with a delicious bakery and deli. Go for breakfast or for lunch, and if you go for lunch the groom's favorite sandwich is the #6.

Hostel Tevere

6 PM and on

Grab a drink at the bar where they have eight draught lines with a preference for local craft beers.

Mad Taco

11 AM - 9 PM

Come enjoy a lunch or dinner of tacos. I recommend doing takeout because the dining area is quite small.

Tracks at the Pitcher Inn

Lovely fire lit tavern to enjoy a drink and the quiet atmosphere.

Peasant Restaurant

5:30 PM and on

Come dine at a locally owned and family run restaurant of Italian flare.

American Flatbread

5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

All natural pizza baked in primitive wood-fired oven earthen oven.

Localfolk Smokehouse

5 PM and on

Casual place to grab lunch, dinner, or drinks serving barbecue and Tex-Mex.

Penny Cluse Cafe

6:45 AM - 3 PM

My favorite place to eat in Burlington with delicious breakfast and lunch choices! Both options served all day.

Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont


Warren Falls

A popular natural swimming spot with deep pools, multiple waterfalls, and high rocks for jumping.

Blueberry Lake

Popular swimming hole, getting its name from the many surrounding blueberry bushes.

Hike the Valley

I've done Mt. Abe to Lincoln Peak, Burnt Rock, and Sunset Ledge; and always wanted to do Camel's Hump.

Waitsfield Covered Bridge

Come jump off the bridge into a beautiful swimming whole. All the cool kids did it when we were in high school :-)

Sugarbush Ski Area

Open in the summer for golf, disc golf, zipline, mountain biking, hiking, and lift rides. 

The Bridges Resort

Where the bride and groom are staying. Has it's own fitness Center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor hot tub, and tennis facilities.

Float the Mad River

Sounds scary, but it's really mostly relaxing. You can rent tubes from Clearwater Sports and then float down the river. They'll have recommendations for where to start and where to finish or I can make recommendations. If you prefer, you can rent kayaks or canoes.

Waterbury Reservoir

Still water for participating in water sports or just enjoying the view and the day on the beach side.

Lake Champlain Bikeways

Walk or bike along Lake Champlain.

Waitsfield Covered Bridge - Cool kids

View from Sunset Rock - hike




Waitsfield's location in the heart of the Mad River Valley surrounded by spectacular natural beauty is an obvious attribute.  Add to that the contributions of countless individuals and organizations who had the foresight and will to build a community of agriculture, commerce, conservation, recreation, civic engagement, and culture and you have an unparalleled place to live, to visit, to work, or to just be. 

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