Stowe Things to Do
If you’re in Stowe in the summer, the main attraction – skiiing – is not available. You can take a nice drive and explore some fantastic places, though.
Take a Tour
Umiak offers a wide variety of guided tours, including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dog-sledding tours. The entire staff is very friendly and attentive, and provides all the equipment you need. They also provide a snack for the trip, featuring local products like hot apple cider, beef jerky, jam and cheese.
With a summit reaching a height of 1339 m, Mt. Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont. The first ski trails were created in 1933, and it began operating as a ski resort in 1937. Chair lifts and gondolas were added over the years, and the resort now features a total of 116 runs.
The town of Waterbury is located about 10 miles from Stowe. There are several intesting places to visit on the Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100), starting with the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, where you can learn more about how they make cider, sample some delicious fresh cider and get your fill of Vermont products, including their famous homemade apple cider doughnuts – yum! Next, stop at the Vermont Annex, where you won’t be able to resist sampling all the deliciously flavored Cabot cheddar cheese and Lake Champlain chocolates. You don’t even need to be hungry to enjoy a tour of the famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory. The 30-minute guided tours are pretty entertaining, and at the end you get to sample a new flavor of ice cream that’s not available yet. The last stop is in the village of Waterbury, at the Green Mountain Coffee Center. Coffee enthusiasts will fall in love with the flavored coffees of this eco-friendly, fair trade company. Try the Golden French Toast flavor.
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