If you want explore the craft beverage scene, then Stowe is the place to be. There are many well known Vermont breweries, vintners, distillers and cider-makers. Take one of the many Vermont brewery tours available and you’ll see how the Green Mountain state is able to produce 15.1 gallons of beer per year per every adult 21 and older. The local craftsmen have put Stowe on the map for the quality and quantity of beverages that are produced here. A Vermont brewery tour is the perfect way to spend the day in Stowe.
Visit Vermont’s #1 tourist attraction: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream plant, a mecca for lovers of premium ice cream. Not far up the road are a number of specialty food shops: Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Visitor’s Center and Cafe, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Cabot Creamery Annex, plus maple syrup and other goodies for which this part of Vermont is famous.
From antique and craft galleries to outdoor clothing and equipment stores, Stowe is a paradise for shoppers. Stowe boasts an abundance of independently owned shops whose merchants have taken great care in selecting the merchandise they proudly offer. See List of Village Shops
Stowe’s dining consistently receives positive buzz from such sources as SKI Magazine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, the New York Times and Boston Magazine. With over 45 restaurants, offering everything from haute cuisine to pub fare, Stowe has something to please everyone’s taste.
Musicals, comedies, dramas, choirs, orchestras, dance, films, festivals… from outdoor concerts in rolling meadows featuring the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, to entertaining productions of popular and classical theatrical shows, the performing arts are alive and well in Stowe Vermont. See Stowe Events
There are museums and art galleries right here in the village, and an incredible array of artists, artisans and crafts people plying their talents and selling their wares.
Travel down some of Vermont’s less traveled roads. These are the roads that take you to the towns and villages settled when America was young. Visit the Vermont Byways for great driving tours and more information.