With one of the largest and most diverse trail systems in the United States, Stowe ranks as one of the top cross-country skiing destinations on the east coast, including over 3,000 acres of conserved land. Stowe has trails for every ability–from perfectly groomed tracks to smooth wide skating lanes to fine, untracked back-country skiing. This cross-country treasure surrounds Stowe’s historic Village, which features a variety of restaurants and unique shops.
Stowe Recreation Path:
A local favorite for Nordic skiing is the Stowe Recreation Path. The path is regularly groomed, allowing for easy cross-country adventure, and is easily accessed from the Mountain Road. If you like distance on your Vermont Nordic tour, make Stowe your base and enjoy the beauty and challenges of The Catamount Trail, a 300-mile cross-country trail that runs the length of Vermont.
Stowe Land Trust also maintains 3,500 acres of land in Stowe, Waterbury and Morrisville. Five of the properties are open to public recreation and can be used for cross-country skiing, including Wiessner Woods and Sterling Forest.