Things You’ll Find Only In Stowe This Summer

May 17, 2021

by GO STOWE

Stowe, Vermont is a charming small town with everything travelers need to build bucket list-worthy memories for nature and adventure lovers alike. Named one of 11 Best Small Towns in America by Travel + Leisure,  Stowe is a unique destination with things you’ll find only here. Experience the best of Vermont in Stowe this summer—from breathtaking scenic views to small-town charm and abundant outdoor recreation! Make this summer a memorable one with unforgettable world-class adventures, unique cultural experiences, and local signature flavors—all packaged together only in Stowe! Read on to discover some of the things that truly differentiate Stowe in the summer.


Scenic Views

Stowe’s natural beauty is immediately apparent. Nestled in a valley east of the Green Mountains of Vermont, there are scenic views at every turn. Take in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a relaxing walk, hike, bike ride or drive for picturesque scenes that inspire and make the best backdrop for Instagram-worthy photos that capture the memory of your visit. Trapp Family Lodge offers sweeping mountain views from its property from which you can get a trail pass to hike, bike, take a tour, and more. Only in Stowe you’ll find Vermont’s tallest waterfall, Moss Glen Falls, an ideal location for a short and scenic hikes. Stowe is also home to Bingham Falls and Sterling Gorge Falls. You’ll also find scenic views dining outdoors, especially from the Cliff House Restaurant on Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak.


Outdoor Recreation

Recreate outdoors year-round in our charming small town. While skiing and the town of Stowe expanded steadily over the years as interest in the sport grew, Stowe became a premier vacation destination that has hosted travelers for more than 200 years. With an extensive, world-class trail network, it’s no wonder hiking, biking and paddling are among the most popular activities in the summer. They are also great ways to take in the scenic views! Only in Stowe you’ll find Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield—the perfect destination for summer hiking adventures and mountain activities including ZipTour Adventure, the world’s fastest zipline, and Gondola SkyRide at Stowe Mountain Resort. Vermont’s historic Long Trail (LT) is one of the most popular trails. Built in 1910 by the Green Mountain Club, the LT is the United States’ oldest footpath and runs 273 miles between the Massachusetts and Canadian borders, and crosses over Mt. Mansfield and into Smugglers’ Notch and beyond.

In addition, the Stowe Recreation Path (or “rec path” for short) is a flat 5.3-mile walking and biking path that meanders through town along the West Branch of the Little River, starting in the heart of Stowe and ending at a picturesque covered bridge. Stowe features more than 45 hiking trails with a variety of easy, moderate and expert trail options for all ages and abilities—from Stowe Pinnacle and Sterling Pond to the famously steep Hellbrook Trail. The trail system is well maintained with clear paths and trail blazes. Stowe is home to 36 mountain bike trails totaling more than 50 miles of world-class single track for memorable trail riding. Stowe is the gateway into Smugglers’ Notch where, after a windy and scenic drive through, you’ll find hiking trails, ArborTrek Canopy Adventures zip lining, paddling adventures, farm stands and farm-to-table dinners, and more.


Small-Town Charm

A mountain resort town steeped in history, Stowe, Vermont is a four-season destination with historical, cultural and recreational activities—from mountain to Main Street. In the heart of Stowe, Vermont is an historic downtown village with a white steepled church, beautifully maintained historic buildings along with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes, inns and hotels, and other businesses. Small-town charm you’ll find only in Stowe include three classic Vermont covered bridges that you can view on scenic drives or walks, including the famously haunted Emily’s bridge, also known as the Gold Brook Covered Bridge.

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Photos courtesy of Mark Vandenberg.