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Stowe began as an early 19th-century farming and mill community and gradually evolved into a year-round recreational and vacation destination attracting visitors from around the world. The well-preserved and thriving Stowe Village retains the look of its historic role as a market town. A visit to historic buildings, such as the Akeley Memorial Building, Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Helen Day Arts Center, the Stowe History Museum and the Stowe Historical Society’s one room schoolhouses, provides enriching experiences. Leaving Route 100 northwest on VT Route 108 (Mountain Road), one encounters a busy thoroughfare lined with hotels, motels, shops, restaurants, art galleries, and other tourist venues.

Downtown Stowe Vermont

Parallel to Mountain Road is the Stowe Recreation Path, an internationally recognized 5.3 mile greenway connecting the Village to destinations, services, parks and amenities. Known locally as the “Rec Path”, this paved trail offers non-motorized recreation year-round with numerous picnic and swimming areas along the way. Mayo Farm, accessible from several points along the Rec Path and home to the popular Quiet Path, consists of open meadows and recreation fields with spectacular views of Mount Mansfield and the Worcester Range. The property was purchased in 1989 by Stowe Land Trust and transferred to the Town of Stowe. The purchase was to ensure the protection of agricultural productivity, wildlife habitat, and public open space. At the time it was acquired, it was the largest parcel of land purchased solely by a Vermont municipality for conservation and agricultural purposes.