12 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

April 2, 2021


As we begin to return to normal, it’s important to make the most out of your summer vacation. Only in Stowe can you find breathtaking scenic views, world-class adventures, unique cultural experiences, and local signature flavors—all packaged together. Make this summer a memorable one by checking off our bucket list items for an unforgettable adventure in and around Stowe, Vermont this summer!

1) Take a scenic gondola ride or drive up the Auto Toll Road or through Smuggler’s Notch for gorgeous views of Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mountains.

2) Grab some takeout from Stowe’s local restaurants and treat yourself to a picnic while taking a stroll or bike ride along the Stowe Recreation Path.

3) Chase waterfalls while taking a small hike to Moss Glen Falls, Vermont’s tallest waterfall, and Bingham Falls.

4) Soar your way through the treetops with Arbortrek Zipline, reopening May 1.

5) Soak up the sun while paddle boarding or kayaking the Waterbury Reservoir.

6) Savor a sweet treat with your favorite flavor of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s.

7) Show your competitive side with a round of bowling at Stowe Bowl or mini golf at Stowe Golf Park.

8) Trade in those training wheels for a bike ride on the wild side while giving mountain biking a go on one of Stowe’s many trails.

9) Cool off while taking a dip in one of Stowe’s picturesque swimming holes.

10) Be inspired with creativity while visiting one of our local hot glass studios (watch from the sidelines or attempt to blow your own).

11) After a day of adventure, grab a cold craft beverage from one of Stowe’s breweries, wineries and

12) Catch the sunset over the mountains after a short hike to Sunset Rock.

As you check off your bucket list this summer, share your journey with us by using #onlyinstowe. Be sure to plan ahead for a safe summer vacation check out our guide to booking your trip! Browse Stowe accommodations on our site. Looking for even more summer fun? Check out the Go Stowe events calendar and summer activities for inspiration. Also share your favorite Stowe moment for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Images courtesy of: Grant Wieler Photography and Mark Vandenberg.

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