For more fun Vermont vacation ideas, see Nearby Activities. Some family-specific suggestions:
A thrilling 2,300-foot ride down Spruce - great for all ages
The Swimming Hole
Community pool including a child pool with a water slide
At the Jackson Arena, located next to the Stowe Elementary School in the heart of Stowe Village
A lake aquarium and science museum with hands-on explorations and permanent and changing exhibits
Movies at the Stowe Cinema 3-Plex
Featuring first-run movies and afternoon matinees on three screens
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
Make your own teddy bear, and learn the story of this historically favorite toy.
Rock of Ages Granite Quarries
Tour a granite quarry nearly 600 feet deep and watch stone sculptors at work. Kids can bowl on a granite bowling lane, and make their own granite treasures.
U-Paint-It Pottery & U-Bead-It Jewelry
Create a treasure to take home from dozens of paintable pottery choices and beads that inspire wearable art.
Inflatable Obstacle Course
An inflatable course - fun for the whole family
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Watch apple pressing, taste warm homemade cider donuts, and get free cider pops for the kids.
- I.C. Scoops - Main Street in Stowe
- Depot Street Malt Shop - Depot Street in Stowe, a classic 50's style soda fountain
- Ben & Jerry's - on Stowe Road in Waterbury
Once Upon a Toy
Specialty toy shop with an interesting, imaginative selection
Laughing Moon Chocolates
Delicious handmade chocolates, including demonstrations
Lackey's Variety Store
Toys, candy, gifts and novelty items
A popular country store with specialty foods, candy and gifts.