Foliage in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont has gathered much recognition world-wide especially as Vermont has laid claim to The World’s Best Foliage. And our guests at Stoweflake couldn’t agree more. The vibrant greens, reds, oranges, and yellows paint the perfect blanket of fiery colors that turn the roads and mountains of Stowe into a sight that even photos couldn’t do justice for. Autumn activities and adventures bring friends and families an experience to remember from the Pumpkin inspired treatments in the Spa at Stoweflake – to the Fall focused events and festivals – to the views from the peak of Mt. Mansfield.
FOLIAGE DRIVING TOURS
Route 100 passing through Stowe has been rated in countless lists of must-do scenic foliage drives across the United States. Our Mountain Vacation Planners will be happy to share our list of our local favorite views and stops along the way. Each trip begins from the doors of Stoweflake. Pre-ordered boxed lunches are available at Charlie B’s, take a picnic to go on your foliage drive!
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!
FOLIAGE BOAT TOURS
Getaway to Stowe this foliage season to view the nationally acclaimed Vermont fall foliage from a unique perspective: a guided boat tour on the scenic Waterbury Reservoir. The reflection of the colors on the water remain indescribable as you learn more about the intricacies of wildlife and nature in the heart of Vermont on your very own guided tour with Fly Rod Shop of Stowe, Vermont.
GOLFING AND GOLF-IN-MINIATURE
Enjoy Vermont foliage in its peak with crisp, refreshing mornings with a round of golf. 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
Take to the tree tops for this different view of foliage in Vermont. 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!
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.
APPLE PICKING AND CIDER DEMONSTRATIONS
The orchards in Vermont come alive with fresh apples for the picking turning Cold Hollow Cider Mill into a hot spot for warm Cider Donuts and Hot Apple Cider. Bring the family to catch their pressing men in action and watch cider being made the real, old-time way seven days a week from mid-September to mid-December.
Find yourself in a maze under the scenic backdrop of Mt. Mansfield. Located off the Stowe Recreation Path, meander your way through the Percy Corn Maze designed every year to challenge friends and family. If you find yourself in the center, stand on top of the raised bridge to get a bird’s eye view!