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Sample Itineraries

Half Day, Any Season

  • Stroll through the village for some window shopping, tour the Ski Museum and explore the wide variety of gift shops.
  • Take the gondola up to the Cliff House for lunch.
  • Get a well deserved break with a lot of pampering at one of Stowe's world class Spas.
  • Enjoy the sights, smell and samples of fresh cider at Cold Hollow Cider Mill and Touring Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Check out the Cabot Creamery for delicious cheeses.
  • Visit the Von Trapp Family Lodge and eat lunch at their Austrian Tearoom

Half Day, Summer or Fall

  • An outing on Stowe's Recreation Path (map).
    Walk, rent bikes or in-line skates and explore this 5.5 mile path that offers numerous bridges that crisscross the river and ends with a covered bridge! If you're here on a Sunday, visit the Stowe Farmer's Market or enjoy a picnic lunch on a park bench at one of the many scenic vistas along the rec path. Numerous specialty food markets can provide that perfect meal on the go. Play mini-golf at Stowe Golf Park.
  • Visit a winery.
    Boyden Valley Winery offers a "French Gourmet" experience with artisanal cheese and wine as well as a "Water & Wine" canoe trip.
  • Hit a bucket of balls at the driving range
  • Learn and practice trout fishing at The Fly Rod Shop
  • Canoeing on the Lamoille river or the Waterbury reservoir
  • Hike Wiessner Woods or up to Sterling Pond.
  • Drive up the Toll Road and hike atop Mount Mansfield
  • Play Tennis
  • Take an Alpine Slide ride
  • Go Soaring in a glider plane.
    Enjoy an unforgettable experience - a smooth and graceful ride on silent wings. Our highly experienced pilots will give you the ride of a lifetime. If you are adventurous, they will show you beautiful maneuvers and give you a chance to fly.

Full Day, Summer or Fall

  • Enjoy the outdoors:
    Take a scenic drive, include a canoe trip and short hike Drive North on Route 108 through dramatic Smuggler's Notch to Jeffersonville, where you will meet Umiak Outfitters for a self-guided river trip by canoe (Advance reservations required. Ask us, or visit (www.umiak.com.) The Lamoille River is a gentle, scenic river that is perfect for a leisurely paddle. There are plenty of opportunities to pull the canoe out of the water to enjoy your picnic, swim, take photos of the landscape, and soak up the sun.
  • When returning to Stowe on Route 108, stop for a short hike through the woods to visit Bingham Falls. Take in the sound of the powerful, rushing water, and snap a few photos.
  • Browse antique shops.
    Pick up a map and driving tour to a great variety of shops in the area. With Stowe as a base, you'll find more than 20 antique shops all within an hour's drive. There's also a flea market in the neighboring town of Waterbury every Saturday throughout the summer and fall.
  • Go horseback riding.
    In Stowe you will find numerous beautiful areas to explore on horseback. With the many options available to new or experienced riders, a visit to one of Stowe's stables is a truly unique memorable experience. Each facility offers its own special touch, from riding lessons to carriage and wagon rides, and from trips through woods and meadows with panoramic views of the Green Mountains to backcountry tours and lakeside picnics.
  • Go golfing at Stowe Country Club.
    This course is so beautifully manicured and the views are magnificent! Everywhere you look you have mountain views and lush colors.
  • Go fishing.
    Casting clinics are offered which teach wannabe fishermen the basics of the subtle art of placing a fly delicately out on the surface of a pond or stream where a trout might soon rise to the lure. Guided tours are offered to all sorts of proven locations. The subtleties of fishing dictate a need for extensive local knowledge of where and what the fish are biting. Local guides are eager to take beginner to advanced anglers to various streams to test their skills.

Half Day, Winter

  • Sleigh ride
  • Snowshoeing
    Rent some snowshoes and head for the Weissner Woods, a Stowe Land Trust protected property. There you can snowshoe quietly in the woods, enjoying each other and the beautiful views. Or take a guided tour with Umiak Outfitters. They offer some of the most "delicious" tours in Stowe. Try the Mountain and Meadows Snowshoe Tour - a picturesque tour of Stowe's high meadows and woodlands that finishes at one of the town's elegant inns for afternoon tea, sweet confections and finger sandwiches.
  • Skiing or Riding at Stowe Mountain Resort. Group discounts are available
  • Cross-country skiing
    4 centers that interconnect, including the Trapp Family Lodge - the first touring center in North America. Ski to Slayton Pasture Cabin for a hearty lunch of soup and bread and take in the breath-taking views of Mount Mansfield from this unique perch.
  • Go Dog-Sledding
    Discover the distinctive appeal of being swiftly transported by dog sled through the picturesque snow-covered wilderness. Stowe is blessed with some of the best terrain and snow conditions for dog sledding in the east. Visitors to Stowe are fortunate to have two dog sledding options available to them.
  • Rent snowmachines at Stowe Snowmobile Tours
    For the beginner through expert, Stowe Snowmobile Tours takes you on 20-25 miles of trails through snow-covered, blue-spruce woods. Leave the crowds and blacktop behind to experience breathtaking views of the Worcester Mountain Range.

 

Full Day, Winter

Spring

  • Visit a sugar house to see first hand how sap is boiled off to make Vermont's best known local product: maple syrup