Stowe Recreation Path
The internationally recognized Stowe Recreation Path (or “rec path”) is a perennial favorite among visitors and local residents. This 5.3-mile paved public path is free to use and easy to access. It starts in the historic Stowe Village and ends at a beautiful covered bridge. People of all ages will enjoy scenic views along the mostly flat and level trail. View the rec path map here.
The Stowe Recreation Path is open all year long and is enjoyed by cyclists, runners and walkers in the spring, summer and fall. During the winter, Stowe Nordic grooms the path for Nordic skiers – please be respectful of the groomed tracks if you are not cross-country skiing. Snowshoeing is also popular. Many area restaurants and shops are directly accessible from the path. With many bridges, swimming holes, picnic tables and access to Stowe’s scenic views, the path is a great way to experience Stowe.
The Stowe Recreation Path also offers two bike maintenance stations at Lintilhac Park and Chase Park. Stations include all of the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. Looking to rent a bike? Bike rentals are available.
Recreation Path parking is available at the following locations:
- Lintilhac Park – behind the Stowe Community Church on Main Street in Stowe Village
- Chase Park – across from Stony Brook Condominiums on Luce Hill Road, just off the intersection of Route 108
- Thompson Park – off Route 108 across from Percy Farm Corn Maze
- Topnotch Access – off Brook Road, just past Topnotch Resort on Route 108
The Quiet Path
The Quite Path is a low-impact extension of the Stowe Recreation Path for walkers and joggers only. The natural surface path intersects portions of the conserved Mayo Farm property and meanders along the West Branch of the Little River. Interpretative signs and beautiful panoramic views make for a relaxing 1.8 mile tour and a favorite spot for picnics. Parking areas on Mayo Farm Road, Weeks Hill Road and Cemetery Roads offer easy access to the Quiet Path. While dogs must be leashed on the Stowe Recreation Path, they can run free on the Quiet Path.
See map of Stowe Recreation Path below.