11 Best Instagrammable Spots in Stowe Year-Round

March 18, 2022


Only in Stowe, Vermont will you find the perfect set of photo locations to spice up your social media feed. Named one of the “Top 10 Prettiest Mountain Towns in New England” by Yankee Magazine, Stowe’s scenic views and small-town charm will not disappoint. Share your trip with friends and family by capturing the beauty of Stowe—from mountain to Main Street—in these 11 stunning spots all year long.

Mt. Mansfield

Explore the highest peak in Vermont—Mt. Mansfield. Take a gondola ride for jaw-dropping views of the Stowe side, or hike to the summit where 360° views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains await. (Photo by Hannah Wellburn)

Boardwalk at Barnes Camp

Peer into the window of Smugglers’ Notch from the Long Trail, the oldest footpath in the United States which spans 273 miles between the Massachusetts and Canadian borders. Take a short walk on an ADA-accessible ramp for scenic vistas of Mt. Mansfield, Spruce Peak and beaver-built wetlands. (Photo by Sharon Harper)

Bingham Falls

Take a short hike to check out picturesque waterfalls in the summer or fall, including Moss Glen Falls, Vermont’s tallest cascading waterfall at 85 feet high, and Bingham Falls, pictured here. (Photo by Sarah Peet)

Sunset Rock

Just a short jaunt from the historic downtown village of Stowe, snap the perfect shot of the town’s famous church and Main Street at Sunset Rock. This casual five-minute hike is worth all the hype. (Photo by Mark Vandenberg)

Historic Stowe Village

Stowe’s Main Street is lined with quaint historic buildings and structures that make the best backdrop for photos, like the Stowe Community Church and Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum. Don’t miss Mr. Bear in front of the Depot building or this colorful mural on the side of the Lake Champlain Chocolates building. (Photo by Taryn Taylor)

Mountain Road

Scattered along the seven-mile Mountain Road are plenty of spots to stop and take a shot, from the pedestrian covered bridge, to this vista of the Stowe Community Church from Tangerine & Olive. (Photo by Sharon Harper)

The Waterbury Reservoir

Make a splash and cool off at the Waterbury Reservoir. In the summer, the man-made reservoir is a local attraction for many. Check out the reservoir in the winter as well to admire the beauty of snow and ice covering this vast stretch of water. A popular spot for foliage boat tours in the fall and ice fishing in the winter. (Photo by Mark Vandenberg)

Thompson Park

A great location to start an adventure along the Stowe Recreation Path. Take a short walk up the rec path to where the Percy Farm Corn Maze starts for  a glimpse of majestic Mt. Mansfield. (Photo by Brooke Barwick)

Gold Brook Covered Bridge

Look for Emily’s “ghost” at Stowe’s haunted Gold Brook Covered Bridge, the oldest Howe Truss bridge in Vermont. Also known as Emily’s bridge, this Stowe landmark is considered haunted as a result of a tragic story of love gone wrong. (Photo by Savannah Brown)

Grandview Barn

Want an “only in Stowe, Vermont” photo? Look no further than our red barns. Just up the road from Emily’s Bridge, this stunning barn on conserved property is a dreamy contrast against our stark-white snow in the winter, fluorescent green leaves in the summer, and colorful foliage in the fall. (Photo by Sharon Harper)

Stowe Pinnacle summit

Take on nature at its heights on Stowe Pinnacle, a short drive away from Grandview Barn. Overlooking the Stowe and Waterbury valley, there is no doubt you will be mesmerized by this scenic view and feel like you’re on top of the world. (Photo by Mark Vandenberg)

Your perfect picture awaits only in Stowe. Summer will be here soon, so plan ahead and book your trip now to prepare and save.

Featured image by Sarah Peet; courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

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