Backed by the dramatic peak of Mount Mansfield, Stowe is a scenic town in the rugged landscapes of northern Vermont. It’s famed as a ski and snowboard destination, with world-class trails and a museum dedicated to snow sports, as well as being a recreational paradise during the warmer months.
Things to do in Stowe
Celebrate the local snow sports history at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, which showcases vintage equipment, historic photographs and informative displays relating to outdoor pursuits in the area. It’s also home to a Hall of Fame where you can learn about the athletes and pioneers of snow sports in Vermont.
Afterwards, hit the slopes of Stowe Mountain Resort, which sprawls across Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. There are more than 100 trails to explore, which cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced snow enthusiasts.
If you love “The Sound of Music”, visit the Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the largely fictionalised family, and visit the grave of the real-life Maria. This Austrian-style lodge offers sleigh rides, cross-country skiing and a mountain biking trail, and also brews its own beers under the Von Trapp Brewing label.
Experience the natural beauty of the region along the Stowe Recreation Path, a cycling and walking route that stretches from the village of Stowe to Top Notch Resort. This award-winning trail winds for more than eight kilometres through breathtaking mountain scenery while crisscrossing Little River.
Getting around Stowe
Stowe is around 40 minutes’ drive from Burlington International Airport and connected by buses and trains to nearby Waterbury. Shuttles and taxis offer transport around Stowe, although most opt to rent a car and explore at their leisure.