Stowe Recreational Path

Lamoille County, Vermont 05035

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain247ft
Trailhead Elevation742ft
Top742ft
Elevation Min/Max693/742ft
Elevation Start/End742/742ft

Stowe Recreational Path

Stowe Recreational Path is a hiking and biking trail in Lamoille County, Vermont. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 742 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 247 feet. The Stowe Community Church (elevation 719 feet) place of worship, the Village Center Cemetery (elevation 719 feet) grave yard, and the Stowe Town Hall (elevation 725 feet) townhall are near the trailhead. There is also parking. The McCarthy's Restaurant and McDonald.'s restaurants can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Stow Recreational Path.

Stowe Recreational Path Professional Reviews and Guides

"This short ride has it all: Stowe’s award-winning recreation path, an opportunity for fortune hunters to strike it rich, a haunted covered bridge, and a delightful descent into the village of Stowe. The village of Stowe has thrived on the tourist industry since the nineteenth century, when it was a popular summer resort.

Today it’s also a center of Vermont’s ski industry, and Main Street is crowded with visitors all year long. A majority of Stowe’s visitors (and a lot of full-time residents, too) are outdoor types — skiers, hikers, paddlers, and bikers. It isn’t surprising that Stowe took a leadership role in establishing a “community created greenway” (its recreation / bike path) that has become a model for similar projects in communities nationwide."

"Stowe and skiing go hand-in-hand. Though the area is known for its diverse alpine slopes, four groomed cross-country ski networks, and miles of backcountry adventures, as well as home to the state’s highest peak, there are those days when simple and scenic will do. On those days, the Stowe Recreation Path is the answer. Flatish and free, the paved path constructed in the early 1980s is a 5.3-mile-long white greenway, utilized by cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and walkers in winter. The small-town atmosphere of Stowe is evident along the path that meanders between the flowing waters of the West Branch River and Stowe’s commercial Mountain Road (Route 108).

Stowe is a hip place. Yes, dogs are allowed on the path. However, how many other communities make this request of dog owners: “Please suggest to your dogs that they use the woods (the pavement is nicer when kept clean).” The good thing about the path is that it is used by locals. When playing the visitor, locals are your best resource. Be nice and maybe they’ll let you in on local skiing and aprés-ski secrets. Surface quality: Partially groomed, skier tracked."

"Stowe and skiing go hand-in-hand. Though the area is known for its diverse alpine slopes, four groomed cross-country ski networks, and miles of backcountry adventures, as well as home to the state’s highest peak, there are those days when simple and scenic will do. On those days, the Stowe Recreation Path is the answer. Flatish and free, the paved path constructed in the early 1980s is a 5.3-mile-long white greenway, utilized by cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and walkers in winter. The small-town atmosphere of Stowe is evident along the path that meanders between the flowing waters of the West Branch River and Stowe’s commercial Mountain Road (Route 108).

Stowe is a hip place. Yes, dogs are allowed on the path. However, how many other communities make this request of dog owners: “Please suggest to your dogs that they use the woods (the pavement is nicer when kept clean).” The good thing about the path is that it is used by locals. When playing the visitor, locals are your best resource. Be nice and maybe they’ll let you in on local skiing and aprés-ski secrets. Surface quality: Partially groomed, skier tracked."

Stowe Recreational Path Reviews

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3.5 stars... great for trying out snowshoeing for the first time, or going out for a leisurely sunday snowshoe. easy, flat, terrain. several bridges, runs along a farm, and the main road.
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Trail Information

Lamoille County
Nearby City
Stowe Area Association
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer
Local Maps

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Jul 2018