5 Ways To Spend A Rainy Day In Stowe

April 8, 2019


Spring has arrived in Vermont, and while we’re excited to begin celebrating with warm-weather adventures, spring will also bring a few rainy days. No matter the weather, there’s no shortage of activities in Stowe for all ages and interests. Don’t let the rain keep you inside; get out and explore a different side of Stowe. Below are 5 different ways to enjoy a rainy day in Stowe this spring.

1) Entertain the whole family.
Planning a trip with the whole family can be challenging, especially when rain is in the forecast. However, Stowe offers activities that will not only help you escape the weather, but will prove to be entertaining for all ages. Stowe Bowl is a unique, 8-lane bowling alley featuring a restaurant, bar and lounge. Adults can relax and enjoy a selection from the extensive bar list, while bowling will keep the kids busy. Take the family for a tour of a local food producer, such as Ben & Jerry’s or Cold Hollow Cider Mill, for delicious treats and a behind-the-scenes look at how these local favorites are produced. Finish the day at a show with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. With performances from regional, national and international performing artists, there are many options for taking in a family-friendly show.

Insider Tip: Spring temperatures usher in Vermont’s sweetest season. Stop by a local sugar farm for a first-hand look at how maple syrup is produced and for some samples!

2) Explore the local arts scene.
Stowe’s scenery provides plenty of inspiration for local artists, and there are many galleries showcasing their works. Head to The Current to view their exhibitions that highlight local artists’ work as well as providing a space for fundraising opportunities. The gallery hosts unique classes, bring the family together and explore your artistic side on your vacation! If you’re interested in a truly unique experience, Little River HotGlass Studio offers glassblowing lessons where participants will learn the basics of creating beautiful hand-blown art. In the mood for live music? Check the schedule at Stowe Cider and sip fresh cider while jamming out.

Insider tip: Check out the Stowe events calendar for exhibition openings, performances and live music.

3) Unwind with a day at the spa.
It may be rainy outside, but we think that’s a perfect opportunity to get cozy inside and treat yourself to a spa treatment or two! Stowe’s world-class spas are available for year-round rejuvenation, but spring is the perfect time to reset your mind and body. Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa‘s team of expert therapists offer a range of services from deep tissue therapy to Reiki and Shiatsu treatments. Relax with a view of Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield, at The Spa at Spruce Peak. There are a variety of ways to unwind and be pampered here with 18 private treatment rooms, a healing lodge and a KidsSpa. Or visit Empower Medspa for a medical spa experience that integrates the very best of wellness, technology, and result driven treatments together.
Insider tip: Update your wardrobe for spring weather and shop at some of Stowe’s local boutiques. You’ll find unique styles and items from local and U.S. producers.

4) Sample Vermont flavors on a guided tour.
Spend a rainy day sampling Vermont flavors and exploring Stowe’s local craft beverage scene on a guided tour! Take a brewery tour with 4 Points Vermont and they will chauffer you and your friends to five breweries, wineries or distilleries of your choice. Savor Vermont also offers tasting tours.

5) Discover local history.
If you like to immerse yourself in local history, the Stowe area is full of unique museums that pay homage to the town. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is a great place to learn how the industry has grown and changed in Stowe over the years. For those interested in local history, the Stowe Historical Society has been preserving artifacts and telling the story of Stowe since 1956. Take a trip back in time by visiting the historic one-room schoolhouse, Hell Brook Schoolhouse, and the adjoining museum for a look at Stowe’s history and origin story.

Spending a rainy spring day in Stowe, the options are endless – from craft beverage tastings and performing arts, to family-friendly activities and local shopping.

Photo Credit:  The Lodge at Spruce Peak,  Stowe Bowl/Mark Vandenberg, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, von Trapp Brewing & Bierhall and The Current.