Stowe is an eclectic village with old world charm, at the base of Mt. Mansfield, the high point of Vermont. With a thriving art and cultural community, award winning restaurants and endless year-round activities, Stowe is an exciting and special town to visit.
An All-Seasons Destination
Known as the ski capital of the East, Mt. Mansfield is the highest point in Vermont and offers exceptional winter activities, such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing. Stowe is an all-seasons destination. Autumn in Vermont is world-famous for its spectacular fall foliage. The mountains come alive with the brilliant colors of red, orange and gold. Autumn and summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Rent a bike and ride through meadows and across bridges full of scenic vistas of the Green Mountains and small town atmosphere on the award-winning Recreation Path. Swim in the crystal clear fresh water of the many streams and lakes and wander through wildflower meadows.
Smugglers Notch State Park offers climbing and hiking through thousand-foot cliffs, beautiful scenery, waterfalls, forests and alpine lakes. At fall peak, the Park offers some of the most stunning color in the Green Mountains. Be sure to take a hike to the Sterling Falls Gorge. The trails of Smugglers Notch are also open during winter for snow-shoeing. Mt Mansfield State Forest is a beautiful place to hike with scenic trails through woodlands and meandering streams, open in both summer and winter.
There are plenty of off-mountain activities for the family and less sporty. Learn how cider is made at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and visit the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory for a tour of how this gourmet ice cream is made, with lots of tasty samples. Spend a day with Alaskan Huskies on a dog-sled ride, rent a bike, or tour the Rock of Ages granite quarry. Rejuvenate yourself with a world-class spa treatment at one of the many spas or a golf day in the Green Mountains. Explore the shops on the quaint streets of the village and indulge in a meal at one of the many world-class restaurants of Stowe.
Explore the endless activities that makes Stowe a special vacation destination.