Summertime in the majestic Green Mountains is a glorious place to spend your family vacation - and reconnect - even for a few days! And though Stowe enjoys an international reputation as a winter destination, it is just as exciting in summer. Sparkling streams attract anglers, splashers, and paddlers. Horseback riders gallop through wildflower strewn meadows while others enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides. Bikers and hikers take to the Recreation Path and to more challenging mountain trails as well. Stowe's golf and tennis offer challenges for newcomer and old pro alike or enjoy a glider ride soaring above Stowe's spectacular terrain.
When you find yourself in the Green Mountains of Vermont, you'll find the beauty of the natural swimming holes throughout Stowe and beyond. From walking along the Stowe Recreation Path to find a spot on the Westbranch River to Stowe's local Bingham Falls Waterfall just a few miles away, you'll be sure to find adventure along the way. Other favorites include Foster's and Cady's Falls.
Kayaking, Canoeing, & Paddle Boarding
Take in the scenery from the serenity of Vermont's waterways. Take a paddle and venture out into the nearby Lakes and Rivers including the Waterbury Reservoir. If feeling more adventurous, try a unique class such as a sunset yoga paddle boarding experience.
Stowe has a variety of trails to offer hikers of all ability levels. The trail systems in Stowe are well maintained with clear paths and obvious trail blazes. From the scenic Stowe Pinnacle Peak to majestic Mt. Mansfield, you'd be surprised how much you'd fall in love with the outdoors again, worth every step.
Road & Mountain Biking
Stowe offers some of the most pristine, comprehensive off-road biking trail systems in the country. And, Stoweflake is in the heart of it all with easy access to miles of trail networks that are ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Just a short pedal away is Cady Hill Forest (known to the locals as Town Loop). Local maps can show you how to connect classic sections of trail with short dirt road rests. Wherever you pedal for the day, come back to Stoweflake for all the comforts of home. And other conveniences like a bike cleaning station, storage and if you need it, a simple repair kit.
In every season, Stoweflake Family Guide Services can provide your family with the adventure that works for you. Let us care for your children or we welcome parents to join in on these exciting adventures. Our full-day and half-day programs are designed around our Stoweflake families' interests, abilities and schedules.
Stoweflake's on-site and complimentary 9-hole, par-3 executive golf course meanders through the property to include water and sand features perfect for brushing up your game or teaching beginners. Of course, those looking for a challenge may try the Stowe Country Club adjacent to the Stoweflake property. To broaden the range even more, try Stowe Golf-in-Miniature located across the street! Point is, you don't have to go far to sink a hole-in-one.
Zip Line & Tree Top Tours
Both ArborTrek Tours at Smugglers Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort the incredible rush of gliding through the trees of Vermont on a zip line and the challenge of a tree top course. Just take your pick or let us help guide your adventure!
Whether you are an avid fisher or new to the sport, Stowe has offerings from group clinics or guided fishing tours. Once you get the hang of the area, feel free to come back with the whole family in this great bonding and engaging sport!
Take the whole family or enjoy a romantic ride through the trails of Stowe along the Westbranch River lead by majestic horses. The best part is that you can enjoy these trips year-round and enjoy the covered bridges and gentle running brooks in every season!