The Stowe area is home to many of the most beautiful rivers, lakes and streams in New England. Spend a day on the Waterbury reservoir, which is less than a 10 minute drive from Stowe. Or take a relaxing canoe ride through the Green Mountains on the the Lamoille or Winooski Rivers.
You can rent a Kayak or Canoe at one of the many rental shops, or you can book a tour for a more guided experience. The Stowe area has many professionals that will help you plan the perfect water getaway.
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Imagine drifting above the rolling Vermont landscape with panoramic views that you could only dream of. In Stowe, its easy to make this dream a reality. You can plan a guided tour that gets you up in the air, or come during the Hot Air Balloon Festival to enjoy the beauty of Hot Air Balloons while keeping your feet on the ground.
You can spend the afternoon with the family playing Mini Golf, or you can spend the day at one of the many local golf courses. The Stowe area itself has several different Golf Courses, with lessons, and driving ranges, to rental equipment and pro golf shops. The Stowe Mountain Golf Club has been recognized by Gold Magazine as one of the "Top ten new courses in the United States that you can play". And is reaches an elevation of more than 1,800 feet.
Stowe's Mt Mansfield, offers up a wealth of different activities. You can drive to the top of Mt Mansfield on the auto toll road or take a relaxing ride in a gondola. The Mountain resorts located on both sides of Mt Mansfield have zip-lining, alpine slides, rock climbing walls, and even a bungee trampoline.
During the winter months, Stowe has been called the Ski Capital of the east. Stowe has many Ski Resorts, but the often missed gem, is its network of Cross Country Ski Trails, cross country trails. A blanketing of snow turns the five and a half mile bike path into a winter getaway. And the vast trail networks around the Lamoille area offer up more ways to get an enjoy the countryside.
Experience something different with a Dog Sled or Cart tour. Not only will you experience Vermont in a unique way, you will learn all about what goes into this fun and exciting sport. There are several Dog Sledding and Carting professionals in the Stowe area.
Stowe offers up many ways to get on your bike, and get outside. The 5.5 mile-long bike path runs from the Village up to the mountain. You can make a day of it, or spend the week using it to get around Stowe. The paved recreation path is closed to motorized vehicles and offers a safe and healthy way to experience Stowe.
For the more adventurous, there is Smuggler's Notch and many mountain biking trails. Stowe, Morrisville and Waterbury have a extensive network of trails, providing a unique experience for the beginner and the expert.
Vermont's natural rivers and lakes provide the perfect backdrop for a day out on the water. You can book a guided river fishing trip, rent a boat for the day, or just get your feet wet with a fly fishing lesson. Trout, Bass, Perch and many other freshwater fish await the beginner and the expert, alike.
Mt Mansfield is the tallest mountain in Vermont. You can enjoy panoramic views and on a clear day, spot Mt Washington. Or you can choose one of the many other hiking trails in the Stowe area. The wide variety of trails will offer up a challenge to all hikers. You can hike down to Moss Glen Falls and enjoy stunning views of a 125 ft waterfall or try out the Long Trail. Vermont's Green Mountain Club is located just south of Stowe, and can guide you to all the best views.
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No matter which way you head out of Stowe, your sure to find not only breathtaking scenery, but lots of things to do. Plan your drive to include a trip to local breweries, historical sites, local farmers markets, or even visit the world Famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory.
Stowe is known as the Ski Capital of the East. People have been skiing Mt Mansfield for almost 80 years! With trails to accommodate every level of skier, gorgeous new base lodge, a gondola attaching the two mountains, and some of the best ski and snowboard instructors.