10 Must-See, Must-Do Summer Experiences in Stowe
July 30, 2023
by GO STOWE
One of the questions we get asked the most from guests is “We’re here for ‘X’ amount of time, what must we see?” Sure the answer depends on if ‘X’ is a couple hours or over a week, but these 10 things are a great place to start for your summer getaway to Stowe. Browse all other activities, restaurants and shopping or check out our full events calendar.
A classic Vermont staple, there are three covered bridges in the area, including the famously haunted Emily’s bridge, also known as the Gold Brook Covered Bridge. There is another located at one end of the Stowe Recreation Path.
Vermont is home to many tranquil waterfalls and there are many in the area guests can hike to. Moss Glen Falls, the tallest waterfall in Vermont, and Bingham Falls are two of the most popular and easy-to-access spectacles.
The Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series and Music in the Meadow are two signature outdoor concert events in Stowe. Stowe Cider also hosts live music regularly throughout the summer. Check out our full events calendar.
Summer is not complete without ice cream on a warm, sunny day. A true Vermont creemee or a trip to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory is the perfect sweet treat for summer. Tour the factory and see where the Vermont duo started it all.
Vermont has more craft breweries per capita than any other state. Stowe is home to some of the best breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries in the industry. Sip on your favorite
Take in the Views on the Water
Whether your preference is a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board, the views from Vermont’s lakes, rivers and reservoirs are unmatched. Enjoy glorious mountain views while on the water during your summer visit.
Get Crafty in our Arts Community
Summer is when the arts and culture scene comes alive in Stowe with many outdoor concerts, festivals and farmers’ markets. Museums and art galleries can be found throughout Stowe and the surrounding area.
Catch a Sunset
Add even more magic to your stay by enjoying a sunset in the Stowe area in the summer. Sunset Rock is a short, easy hike for great views overlooking Stowe Village. Watch the sky light up over the mountains and don’t forget to snap a couple photos!