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Summer in Stowe, Vermont

Summer in Stowe, Vermont may be short but it is sure is sweet! Vermont concentrates into 3 months what some areas enjoy over 5-6 months. From June until leaf season starts in mid-September the Stowe Vermont area is hopping with outdoor activities, craft fairs, farmer's markets, music festivals and there is even sometimes a few minutes to just relax and enjoy the amazing lush beauty of the Green Mountains.

Balloon Festival, Stowe Vermont

Balloon Festival, Stowe Vermont

While the Stowe area is a mecca for outdoor enthusists there is so much more to enjoy. Shopping, cultural events, sight seeing, and fine dining. Really the only problem is deciding what where to start.. or to not start, rather just sit back, relax and soak up the beauty of the area.

Local favorite activites include the Sunday Farmer's Market at the Red Barn Shops, homemade ice cream in the village at IC Scoops and day hiking in one of the Town forests protected by The Stowe Land Trust.

The Stowe Area Association website is an excellent resource for information regarding summer activities (as well as hotel, dining, etc...).

So if you only think of Stowe, Vermont for skiing and outdoor winter activities you are missing half the fun! Discover why the locals love Stowe and enjoy living here year round!

 

Winter Activities in Stowe - Off the Mountain

Winter outdoor activities in Stowe, VT

Cross-Country skiing in Stowe, VT

Winter activities in Stowe, VT

Snowshoeing on the Rec Path.

Now that the Holiday's are behind it is time to get out and start enjoying all the winter activites that Stowe, VT offers. The Stowe, Vermont region received tons of snow over the past couple of weeks so despite a few warms days there is plenty of the white stuff on the ground and more on the way over the next few days.

Downhill skiing, while certainly the main winter attraction in Stowe, isn't the only outdoor winter activity to enjoy. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, skating, sledding... the list goes on.There are great places to enjoy these activities: from resorts such as Trapp Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort to  Town owned properties such as the Recreation Path and Cady Forest. The Stowe Land Trust website is a great resource for trail locations for winter activites. For a backwoods x-country skiing adventure also check out the Catamount Trail that passes through several locations in Stowe. Marshall hill behind Stowe Elementary is a local favorite for sledding. Close by the elementary school is Jackson Arena, check out the attached schedule for public skating times.

Winter outdoor activities in Stowe, VT

Bluebird sky in Stowe, VT

For a longer adventure The Long Trail runs along the spine of Mt. Mansfield with opportunities for snowshoe, winter camping and backcountry skiing. Before heading out on the Long Trail in winter please check in with The Green  Mountain Club.

If you are looking for a slower paced outdoor activity try a horse drawn carriage ride along the Rec Path with The Gentle Giants or take a walk on any of Stowe's back roads. What ever you speed or equipment there is always somewhere beautiful to get out and enjoy!

Save Cady Hill Forest

There has been a tremendous amount of attention in the local media regarding the Stowe Land Trust 's fundraising efforts to preserve the Cady Hill Forest. The reason for this groundswell of coverage is that this truly IS a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect a key area of the town of Stowe, Vermont.  This area is enjoyed by mountain bikers, hikers, naturalists, and wildlife as well as providing a key viewshed entering town and as you drive up the Mountain Road.  Preservation of this parcel guarantees protection today and for future generations that live and visit Stowe, Vermont.

Save Cady Hill Forest

Save Cady Hill Forest

Please consider a donation now - May 30 is the deadline! Read more on the Stowe Land Trust - Cady Hill Forest Page and follow the Cady Hill Facebook Page.