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Historic Downtown Stowe

Historic, Beautiful, Charming

Stowe is a charming small town with everything travelers need to build bucket-list-worthy memories with breathtaking scenic views, world-class recreation, unique cultural experiences, and local signature flavors—all packaged together. 

Stowe is located at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. In the winter, Mt. Mansfield is home to skiing and snowboarding trails at Stowe Mountain Resort, and in the summer, the resort’s ZipTour Adventure, Gondola SkyRide and Auto Toll Road offer stunning views of the Stowe valley. With more than 45 trails, there are several scenic hikes in the area. Vermont’s historic Long Trail (LT) is one of the most popular trails that crosses over Mt. Mansfield and into Smugglers’ Notch and beyond. Built in 1910 by the Green Mountain Club—also located in the area—the LT is the United States’ oldest footpath that runs 273 miles between the Massachusetts and Canadian borders. 

From mountain to Main Street, discover quintessential Stowe at one of our unforgettable events that transform Stowe’s scenic landscape into a vibrant New England destination. Throughout the year, Stowe hosts many time-honored annual events that are not to be missed. Soar above the mountains during the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, enjoy live music at the outdoor summer concerts at Trapp Family Lodge, plan your foliage season trip while experiencing the local cuisine during Dine Stowe week, and take a trip down memory lane at the Traditional Christmas in Stowe celebration. 

Those looking for recreation will delight in the Stowe Recreation Path, a 5.3-mile paved path winding through downtown and the Mountain Road Village, with shopping and dining for everyone.

There’s no shortage of attractions in Stowe! Take in the following: 
Moss Glen Falls 
Emily's Bridge 
Smugglers Notch 
Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum 
The Current (formerly Helen Day Art Center)
Stowe Mountain Resort 
Bingham Falls
Stowe Vermont Church Overlook During Fall


Find out what sets us apart. Learn more about attractions, get the inside scoop on must-do stops and plan your visit by getting to know the area's regional tourism association.

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Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique places to stay, restaurants serving locally grown artisan food and drinks, and places to stop and shop. Plan your vacation with our directory.

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Much of Vermont is accessible by rail. Learn about what’s near the train station here, and plan your route.

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Vermont's downtowns offer access to unique local businesses with one-of-a-kind gifts, treats and treasures. Learn more about shopping in Stowe.

Montpelier Farmers Market in Vermont


The region is home to a rich roster of museums and cultural heritage stops and great access to the outdoors. A long summer weekend in central Vermont has a lot to offer.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.


Stowe, Vermont is for skiers, non-skiers, families and more.

Biking in Stowe Vermont

Vermonting in Stowe

Stowe is home to some of the finest skiing, sightseeing, eating and drinking in the northeast. Explore a historic Vermont resort (hint: its hills are alive) and a paved recreation path.