5 Reasons to Experience Fall Only in Stowe

August 13, 2021


It is no secret that Stowe, Vermont is famous for its breathtaking fall foliage. But why is Stowe the best? Simply because you can experience things here that you can’t find anywhere else—from the state’s highest peak, waterfall and church steeple, to countless ways to leaf peep by land, air and water. Discover for yourself why Stowe is a two-time USA Today 10 Best Foliage Destination!

1) Bucket-List Worthy Adventures Among the Foliage

Located at the foot of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, Stowe comes alive in the fall as a colorful playground for great fall adventure. Whether you are hiking one of our 45+ hiking trails, riding on our 65 miles of mountain biking trails, cruising the leisurely 5.3-mile Stowe Recreation Path, visiting the beautiful Waterbury Reservoir on a paddle craft or boat tour, taking a scenic drive through our three classic covered bridges or ziplining above the trees—Stowe’s legendary foliage coupled with all the things to do make for a picture-worthy background to all of your adventures.

2) The Food or the Views—What’s Better?

With over 25 locally owned restaurants that serve up fresh, local cuisine and specialize in their own cuisine and flare, you’ll find spots to eat with tastes unique to Stowe. Many restaurants offer outdoor dining options, a great way to continue to take in foliage views. Whether you are dining along Mountain Road with mountain views, in the downtown village with small town charm or up at the mountain for elevated views, your dining experience is sure to be an extension of your fall vacation.

Field Guide3) Wake Up in a Picturesque Small Town

Fall in New England is a magical time of year. From mountain to Main Street, Stowe is home to a variety of lodging properties that each offer a unique stay experience. From luxury resorts and quaint bed and breakfasts, to one-of-a-kind boutique hotels and budget-friendly properties—Stowe is the perfect basecamp where all your leaf peeping dreams come true. Come for adventure, stay for the views!

4) Shop Till the Leaves Drop

Stroll through the streets of our picturesque town to shop for authentic Stowe is home to more than 30 independently owned shops, boutiques, Vermont specialty stores, sporting goods stores, and more. Stock up on unique apparel finds, outdoor gear, local craft beverages, maple products and gifts for the holiday season.

5) Vibrant Events with Colorful Views

With red, orange and yellow hues covering the mountainsides, Stowe’s classic events pop in the fall. Take in the award-winning leaf peeping while also exploring our vibrant events. Whether you are looking for time-honored annual events or intimate events happening daily, you can check out our events calendar and our events bucket list.

Are you ready to fall into Stowe? Book your trip in advance to secure the best accommodations before they fill up—because they will! If you are looking for information on the foliage and general resources for your fall getaway, view the Go Stowe Foliage Finder for details as your trip approaches.

Featured image courtesy of Grant Wieler Photography, Images courtesy of Field Guide Lodge, Larry Asam Photography and Go Stowe.