Summer Activities

A world of fun and adventure awaits...

Woman and Man Mountain Biking


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 | Website

Mountain Ops Outdoor Gear 802-253-4531

Pinnacle Ski & Sports 802.253.7975



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! 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.

Lady Hiking on a Beautiful Sunny Day


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. Popular hikes include:

  • Mill Trail
  • Ranch Camp
  • Wiessner Woods
  • Sterling Gorge
  • Long Trail
  • Pinnacle
Golf Course on a Sunny Day


The Inn is within a fifteen minute drive to four golf courses:

Stowe Country Club 802-253-4653

Country Club of Vermont 802-244-1800

The Farm Resort 802-888-3525

Copley Country Club 802-888-3013

Other popular courses within a 45-minute drive include:

Sugarbush Golf Course (802) 583-6725

Vermont National Country Club (802) 864-7770

Blush Hill Country Club (802) 244-8974

Little Girl Playing Mini-Golf

Miniature Golf

Miniature golf at the Stowe Golf Park. Centrally located on the Mountain Road, kids of all ages will enjoy this 18-hole putting course. The professionally designed miniature golf course is in a garden environment and provides natural obstacles, fairway hazards, sand traps, rough grass and trees.

Brew Tours

Craft Brew Tours

Vermont is the leader in the craft brew industry. No where will you find more craft brewers or craft brewery tours. Experience the skill and craftsmanship that goes into creating the delicious brews of Vermont and do a bit of tasting as well.

4 Points Brewery Tours (802) 793-9246

Umiak Brewery Tours (802) 253-2317

Culture and the Arts

Culture & 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.

Helen Day Art Center

Stowe Performing Arts

Stowe Theatre Guild

Dog Carting

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.

Eden Dog Carting

Lady Looking at Mountain Views from Car

Auto Toll Road

The historic Auto Toll Road climbs up to the summit of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. It typically takes about 20 minutes for cars to make the 4.5 mile trip. Hiking and biking are not permitted on the Toll Road. Opens late May.

Open June 1 – October 20, 2019. Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm daily

Canoeing & Kayaking

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.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

Float high about scenic Stowe, Vermont in a hot air balloon and see all the splendor of this beautiful state. Surrounded by the majestic Green Mountains and the Champlain Valley, this bird’s eye view is like no other you will ever experience. Check out Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides to book your ride today.

Little Girl Riding Bike on Path

Recreation Path

Known as the Rec Path, this is a favorite among visitors and area residents. This 5.5 mile, one-way paved path, is free for public use. It is open all year long and features mostly flat and level terrain. While on the path visitors can enjoy a picnic, beautiful views and scenery, and access to many shops and restaurants.

Galleries, Shops & Antiques

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.

Three People Houseback Riding

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.

Lajoie Stables 802-644-5347

Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides

Take a ride to Vermont's highest peak in the famous Stowe Gondola. Take in spectacular views and access great hiking trails. You can also stop for a bite to eat at the lift summit snack bar.

Senior Couple Driving a Convertible

Scenic Drives

One thing there is no shortage of in Stowe is scenic drives. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and fabulous vistas, there are 11 recommended driving trips to enjoy during your visit to Stowe.



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.


Stowe Theatre Guild

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

Wagon Rides

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.



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.
Stowe offers numerous swimming holes. Some are a cinch to find: a walk up the Stowe Recreation Path to a spot on the West Branch River, or the well-known Foster’s swimming hole. The best swimming hole is one you find yourself, perhaps by parking your car near the bottom of a moderately-sized stream and working your way upstream.