Stowe Village & Area Spring, Summer & Fall Activities

A world of fun and adventure awaits...

Canoeing & Kayaking
Umiak Outfitters provides rentals, guided tours and seasonal programs for all ages and abilities. Rental outposts are set-up at Lake Elmore, Waterbury Reservoir and on Lake Champlain’s waterfront. Visit or call 802.253.2317. Green River Canoe and Kayak offers rentals with shuttle and a variety of guided trips, such as the evening wildlife watch. Call 802.644.8336.

Fall Foliage Drift Boat Trips
View Vermont's spectacular fall foliage by drifting down the Lamoille River and taking a tour of Boyden Valley Winery with a tasting of wine & cheese.

Public beaches are at Lake Eden, Lake Elmore and Caspian Lake. Waterbury Reservoir offers two designated swimming areas. The 635-acre Green River Reservoir is beautiful with various rock outcroppings and a rope swing.
The Swimming Hole, a community pool, offers a competition-sized pool with diving board, a toddler and child swimming pool with water-slide and fun water fixtures and a complete weight and cardiovascular training circuit.

Fly Fishing - The Fly Rod Shop offers river or stream instructional tours for all ability levels. Their drift boat trips travel down some of Vermont's most pristine waters. Programs, clinic's, instruction, rentals and retail store. Visit or call 802.253.7346.
Green Mountain Troutfitters - Full service fishing retail outlet with FREE fly fishing clinics! Visit or call 802.495.4271.
Catamount Fishing Adventures - Fishing guide service: fly-fishing, spin-fishing and ice-fishing. Equipment provided for all ages and abilities. Visit or call 802.253.8500.

With majestic Mount Mansfield (Vermont’s highest peak at 4,392') and the beautiful Worcester range as our backdrop, it’s no wonder that Stowe is known as a mecca for hiking! The famous Long Trail, a 265-mile trail system, crosses over Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak in Stowe. Numerous trailheads connect, providing great access for many day hikes. See Stowe area hikes.

Cyclists of every ability will enjoy Stowe’s cycling terrain, including paved and dirt roads, trails and paths. Stowe boasts a 5.3-miled paved Stowe Recreation Path, that begins across from the Inn.

Bicycle/Rollerblade Rentals:
AJs Ski & Sports 802.253.4593 |
Iride 802.253.1947 |
Mountain Sports & Bike Shop 802.253.7919 |
Pinnacle Ski & Sports 802.253.7975 |

Horseback Riding
Topnotch Resort – The Equestrian Center offers private and group horseback riding lessons, as well as guided English and Western trail rides. 802.253.6433.
Edson Hill Manor – trail & carriage rides for all abilities,  Trail rides 9am-3pm daily by appointment only. Longer rides are available with advance notice. 802.253.7371.
Windy Willows Farm – About a 30 minute drive from Stowe. 802.635.7300.

Just a few blocks away from the Inn, play on courts at the Stowe Recreation Center (no charge, first come, first serve).  Free, public courts are also found at the Stowe High School. Indoor clinics, court time and and additional services are offered at Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stoweflake Resort & Spa and Trapp Family Lodge.

The Inn is within a fifteen minute drive to four golf courses – Stowe Country Club, Country Club of Vermont, The Farm Resort and Copley Country Club. Other popular courses within a 45-minute drive include the Sugarbush Golf Course (802) 583-6725, Vermont National Country Club 802.864.7770 and Blush Hill Country Club 802.244.8974.

For families and those looking for a different sort of golf experience, the Stowe Golf Park is an 18-hole miniature golf “putting” course.

Wagon Rides
Trapp Family Lodge Wagon Rides – Fun for the whole family. Please call for pricing 802.253.8511.
Gentle Giants Carriage & Wagon Rides - scenic carriage and wagons rides. Covered bridge, winding wooded trail on an open brook with spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield. For reservations and information call 802.253.2216.

Dog Carting
Dog drawn cart tours and scooter trail runs are available throughout the summer. Peacepups will set you up with a scooter, helmet, your very own Peace Pup and guide you down one of our local trails. Available in the morning or evening., 802.888.7733.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable adventure – soaring high above the mountains and valleys of Stowe! Stowe Soaring offers glider rides, instruction and rentals from May through October., 800.898.7845.

Culture and the Arts
Stowe is a wonderfully eclectic village that is home to a thriving arts community and exciting cultural happenings. Gifted artists are inspired by this natural splendor. They, in turn, enrich Stowe with cultural and artistic sophistication more typical of large cities.

Stowe Theatre Guild Performances
Presenting four theater shows this year, the guild is located just acrosss the street from the Green Mountain Inn providing from entertainment from mid-June until mid-October.

Galleries, Shops & Antiques
Over 45 unique stores compete for your attention in our charming New England village and along the Stowe Mountain Road. You will find art, jewelry, handcrafted furniture, Vermont specialty foods, clothing & sports equipment.




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