Explore, immerse and discover. With Destination Discovery, you’ll experience our unique destination from a local’s perspective. Whether you have an hour, an afternoon, or a day, Destination Discovery will provide you with insider recommendations for authentically-inspired local experiences, no matter how much or how little time you have available. With guidance from our associates’ local knowledge, you will confidently make discoveries of your own. Below are some ideas to help you experience Stowe, Vermont like a local. Discover our Destination!
Go off-piste and explore the back country on your snow shoes or back country skis.
One of the newest sports to hit Stowe – fat biking! Take a ride this winter and explore our favorite winter trails with a favorite summer spin!
Scale up the icy edges of the mountain with the professionals before repelling down on this unique alpine adventure!
Skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort is just the beginning! With an abundance of off‐piste, backcountry, Nordic and trees, there is a reason we are called the "Best in the East!"
Vermont’s finest isn’t just on property. Give yourself a self-guided tour to explore covered bridges, culinary treats and local history.
Stowe is home to more than forty locally owned boutiques, galleries and shops. Most are conveniently located in the historic village and along the Mountain Road, and many feature the products of the small cottage industries that make Vermont famous.
Take a walk or stroll on many of the trails and pathways around Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Resort and the village of Stowe. There is something for everyone of all ages!
With the Spruce Loop right outside our door for trail running, the Stowe Recreation Path just down the road, the iconic Smuggler’s Notch road and an abundance of State Forest trails, runners will rejoice with the many options for morning, noon and night.
Due to having an abundance of state forests and land trust trails, hiking is one of the most popular activities in Stowe at any time of year. Some of the most iconic hiking trails within the Stowe Mountain Resort area, including the infamous Long Trail, are just outside our door while others are maintained by the Stowe Land Trust- an organization dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community.
Swimming abounds here in the summer and if you meet the right local, they may just share some of the best-kept secrets! For starters, check out the state reservoirs, lakes, rivers and spots along the Stowe Recreation Path and bring a picnic too!
With stunning views, challenging trails and a safe and picturesque recreation path leading to the village of Stowe, there is something for every biker here in Stowe; from the family looking for a fun outing, to the endurance biker looking for meandering roads, to the advanced rider looking for steep and narrow mountain biking trails, we have it all!
With a thriving art and culture scene in Vermont, there is plenty to do for the creative traveler looking for a unique opportunity that includes Rustic Furniture Making, Paint Your Own Pottery studios, Glass Blowing, Photo Workshops, the Helen Day Arts Center Workshops (including our signature Aprés Art class), and more!
Zip lining, rock and ice climbing, hot air ballooning, soaring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, SUPs, kayaking, fly‐fishing, canoeing, skeet shooting, water and wine tours...the list goes on and on. If you can do it outside, you can do it with Stowe Mountain Lodge. And our talented recreation team will help guide you on your way!
Known for its locally authentic food, dine your way around Vermont with local samples and retailers.
Unwind and rejuvenate at our world class, 21,000-square-foot spa, featuring 18 private treatment rooms and a relaxation sanctuary. Our signature Healing Lodge and unique treatments bring nature and the outside elements inside to our spa guests. Spend some time at our beautiful, four‐season heated outdoor lap and leisure pool and two outdoor hot tubs while looking out at Mt. Mansfield, the ski trails and the surrounding forests.
Canoe, kayak or SUP while exploring the rivers, lakes and reservoirs that Vermont is known for with an experienced tour guide or rent equipment from many of the outdoor retail shops in the area. It’s a must‐do during summer and fall in Vermont!
With the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center just steps away from the Lodge, the Burlington arts scene close by, and many other artistic groups that perform regularly in the area, music, film, comedy, drama and more are in abundance all year long here in Vermont.