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Where in the world: USA  /  Vermont  /  Stowe

Top 15 things to do in Stowe

1. Stowe Recreation Path

Bike, skate, run, or walk the 8.5 km (5.3 mi) Stowe Recreation Path, which stretches along and criss-crosses the West Branch River. A popular destination for locals and tourists, the scenic route offers views of the woods, river, and mountains. The path also provides access to swimming holes and a corn maze. Pack a picnic to eat at one of the tables or stop in at a bar or restaurant along the way. Visitors of all ages and fitness levels will enjoy the path as it is paved and mostly level.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Mount Mansfield State Forest

Reach the very top of Vermont with a climb up Mount Mansfield State Forest, the state's highest mountain. With a summit over 1,300 m (4,300 ft) above sea level, this peak is one of only three spots in Vermont where alpine tundra survives from as far back as the last Ice Age. Said to resemble a human profile, and most distinct when viewed from the east, the mountain offers visitors different views via several hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails start from a state park located on the western side of the mountain, where the terrain naturally provides a good shelter from adverse weather conditions. Check online for trail conditions and closings before you make the trip.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Beer Tastings & Tours

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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4. Boston to New Hampshire Fall Foliage White Mountains Day Trip

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Enjoy a spectacular day in the White Mountains of New Hampshire viewing the magnificent fall foliage. Your day will begin with front door hotel pick up service and be brought 2.5 hours north to White Mountains New Hampshire. From here, we will travel through the world renowned Kancamagus Highway. You'll enjoy several stops along this route for pictures and learn mountain history. You'll enjoy a stop in the mountain town of North Conway for lunch and shopping. After lunch we will depart and take a scenic tour on route 302 to for pictures of Mountain Washington in the background then continue on the tour to view where Old Man on the Mountain was perched. Finally returning to Boston and direct hotel drop-off.
Suggested duration: 12 hours
Tours from $132 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

An open-air museum, Shelburne Museum houses more than 150,000 works depicting historic New England life. The Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, furniture, 17th- to 20th-century artifacts, and American paintings are housed in 38 exhibition buildings arranged to mimic historic New England architecture. Twenty-five of these buildings are historic and were relocated here for the museum. Three separate tours are offered daily and included in the price of admission. Learn about Colonial Revival, the history and mechanics of 1906 steamboat, or American art on the tour of your choice. Because the depth and scope of the museum is so huge, your ticket is good for two days.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington

Church Street Marketplace, a bustling open-air mall, is home to a variety of stores and restaurants. Its charming streets with historical architecture are part of a National Historic District. Spend time wandering through the area, pausing to watch various street performers. National chain stores and local independent retailers sell clothes, jewelry, home furnishings, and more.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. Vermont Brewery Tour in Stowe

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Vermont has more micro-breweries per capita than anywhere else in the country! Come experience some of those local micro-breweries on this all inclusive tour starting in Stowe,Vermont!
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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9. Toll Rd

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. The Alchemist Brewery

The Alchemist Brewery is a 15 barrel, small production brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPAs. We are currently focused on brewing one beer perfectly: Heady Topper, our flagship Double IPA.

The Cannery in Waterbury is no longer open to the public but our Stowe Facility is open for business! Please visit us Tuesday-Saturdays from 11-7 for tastings and to purchase beer.

To view a delivery schedule for Heady Topper please see the complete listing here: http://www.alchemistbeer.com/retail-availability/

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Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the northeastern United States, near the town of Stowe in northern Vermont, comprising two separate mountains: Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. The lift-served vertical drop of Mount Mansfield is 2,360 feet (719 m), the fifth largest in New England and the fourth largest in Vermont.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of Burlington

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With no in-person contact, our smartphone-guided experience brings the real facts and stories behind Burlington to life with the quality of a personal private tour crafted by Vermonters.We've taken the same stops and sights we share with our friends and families when they come to town, and created an interactive web-based tour - read the stories behind the city, answer questions about what you've seen to reveal fun facts, and experience what makes Burlington one of our favorite cities in the Northeast!Purchase your tour and then navigate to our website to enter your access code and launch the tour. You can either start immediately or create an account and come back when you've reached the starting location and are ready to explore.
Suggested duration: 60 to 90 minutes
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13. Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge)

Gold Brook Covered Bridge, also known as Stowe Hollow Bridge or Emily's Bridge, is a small wooden covered bridge in the town of Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont, carrying Covered Bridge Road over Gold Brook. Built in 1844, it is the only 19th-century covered bridge in the state built using wooden Howe trusses and carrying a public roadway. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center

Harmony. A simple word that captures the essence of what makes Trapp Family Lodge and resort such a special place. Here in Stowe, Vermont you'll discover so many different experiences, activities and opportunities to enjoy your mountain escape. And yet all this remarkable variety - hiking, swimming, tennis, birding, cross-country skiing, meetings, weddings, an indoor spa, and more - lives in perfect harmony. A vacation here will leave you rested and refreshed. Recharged and reconnected. But most importantly, it will remind you of what's truly important. A magnificent 2,500 acre resort managed by the family that inspired The Sound of Music, this New England treasure is the perfect place for your next vacation.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $103 › Learn more about Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center

15. 3-Day Tour: New Hampshire, White Mountain and Washington Mountain from New York

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1. Experience the Polar Caves formed about 50,000 years ago and will have a chance to buy some maple syrup as well!2. See the mountains of four states and Canada by taking Cannon Moutain.3. The beautiful scenery along the Xixi Canyon sighs the wonders of nature.4. The gear railway climbs up Mount Washington and has a spectacular view as if to capture the entire world.Room DetailsAll hotel rooms are based on two Full / Double beds or one King/Queen bed depends on what hotel availiable on the day. The maximum occupancy per room is four travelers.One Room Selection If you are a party of more than four guests, please provide a separate booking.Avoid traveling in a different bus?If you have more than one booking, please provide all confirmation numbers once your bookings are complete.
Suggested duration: 3 days
Tours from $433 › More about this tour at viator.com ›