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Mad River Park

Recreational fields with a 0.5 mile walking and running path, picnic area and memorial benches for the public to use and enjoy
Trail Activity
0.5 miles, Loop
Waitsfield (VT)
Not Permitted


Formerly a quarry and an airfield for small planes, the Mad River Park Recreation Fields now serve as a vital recreation resource for the local community. The Mad River Valley Recreation District acquired this land in 2017 to provide for the youth and public recreation needs of Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield & Warren. The purchase and site improvements were made possible through efforts of dedicated volunteers and assistance from the Vermont Land Trust. Financial support for the project came from the four towns, the Vermont Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Program, and generous donations from many community members.

Mad River Park Recreation Fields serve as the home fields for youth sports and open space where the broader community can gather and recreate. Visitors can enjoy a post and beam pavilion, as well as a 0.5 mile recreational trail loop and 5 memorial benches established by the Mad River Path Association

Other Information

Park Rules

  • Respect other users
  • Non-registered users (pick-up games) must yield to registered users
  • No driving or parking on the fields
  • All Trash and equipment must be removed after events.
  • Do not move goals without proper authorization.
  • No: Dogs, Alcohol, Fires, Fireworks, Firearms or Camping unless otherwise permitted.

Please note: The MRVRD is not responsible for items left behind. Businesses in Mad River Park have requested users do not park along the fields.


 This trail is part of the Mad River Valley Trails Collaborative.

The Collaborative is a watershed-wide network of lands and trails created through a partnership of local organizations, generous property owners, towns, the State of Vermont, the US Forest Service, and many volunteers. These trails reflect the Mad River Valley’s love of the outdoors and commitment to stewardship of land and recreational opportunities for current and future generations. Enjoy and help us care for this place. Click here to learn more and support recreation in the Mad River Valley.

Trail Manager

To report issues with the fields, schedule their use (other than pick-up games), or share ideas for recreation opportunities in the Mad River Valley, please contact:

Mad River Valley Recreation District

Mad River Valley Recreation District
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
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Trail Tips

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Use only small pieces of dead and down wood for campfires and let them burn down to ash. Please extinguish your campfire before leaving.
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Trailhead Information

From downtown Waitsfield, drive north on VT-100 to Airport Road. Turn left and drive 0.2 miles to a large parking area on the right.

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