5 Reasons to Explore More This Fall in Stowe

October 5, 2022


Fall in Stowe, Vermont is a place of vibrant colors and community. Voted a USA Today 10Best Fall Foliage Destination four years in a row, our picturesque mountain town is known for its legendary foliage, which can be seen walking down Main Street, cruising along a relaxing scenic country road, or taking in the views from the local lodging. For those seeking adventures while soaking in all the New England fall feels, Stowe is the place to be! Discover 5 reasons to explore more in Stowe, Vermont this fall!

Peak Adventure at the Foot of Mount Mansfield

Stowe is the perfect backdrop for your fall adventure! Hike one of our 45+ world-class trails, pedal across more than 65 miles of mountain biking trails, go zip lining, stroll the leisurely 5.3-mile Stowe Recreation Path, or take a gentle woods walk. If shopping before dining out, a relaxing spa day, or a scenic drive is more your pace, Stowe has you covered.

Experiences You Can’t Find Anywhere Else

The unique thing about Stowe is that you can experience outdoor recreation, small-town charm, and scenic views altogether. Discover things 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. Along with the usual suspects, like hiking and scenic drives, there’s so much more to explore in Stowe, Vermont in the fall!

The Ultimate Fall Retreat

Come for adventure, stay for the views! From mountain to Main Street, Stowe is home to a variety of lodging properties for every taste and budget that each offer a unique experience. From bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels, and condos, to full-service resorts and budget-friendly properties, our destination is the ideal basecamp for all your leaf peeping adventures.

Scenic Views That Never Get Old

Fall in New England is a magical time of year, and Stowe is no exception. Nestled below Vermont’s highest peak and flanked by Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe’s foliage is truly enchanting. The scenic Green Mountain Byway also runs through Stowe, named the “unofficial – but totally justified – capital of fall color” by Lonely Planet, with picturesque views at every turn.

Classic Fall Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Experience Stowe’s award-winning foliage while attending a time-honored annual event or fun events happening daily. With red, orange and yellow hues covering the mountainsides, Stowe’s classic fall events are not to be missed! Attend an art festival or car show, listen to live music, or enjoy camaraderie on the mountain bike trails.

Are you ready to fall for Stowe? View our video below for inspiration, and read our recommendations for booking your fall trip, including booking at least four to six months in advance (if not more) for the best available accommodations—they fill up fast! Time your trip with “prime” viewing between mid-September and mid-October. Before and after that, you may still catch glimpses of color and also find budget-friendly lodging options. Go Stowe has the resources to plan and book your trip, including foliage FAQs, our foliage finder, and general resources for your fall getaway.

Featured photo courtesy of Mark Vandenberg. Post photos by Sharon Harper.