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ADVENTURE IS NEARLY ENDLESS
A Vermont Countryside Filled With Discoveries

FAVORITE LOCAL ACTIVITIES IN STOWE VERMONT

What to Do During Your Visit to Topnotch Resort

Stowe, Vermont is a four-season destination located at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. Combining a postcard-perfect New England village teeming with fun things to do with a vast and verdant playground  of a Vermont countryside filled with discoveries, Stowe provides a peak vacation experience, with Topnotch Resort is the perfect basecamp for unforgettable adventures. 

When planning what to do during your Stowe visit, our staff is a fount of inspiration and local knowledge, dialing you into an inside line on everything from the best nearby antique shops to off-the-beaten-path fly fishing spots to a pristine hidden swimming hole. This sampling of favorite things to do is just the start. Because in Stowe, adventure is nearly endless.

Small bird-and-nest sculpture.

Birding

Vermont’s abundant canopy of maple, birch and evergreen trees offer the perfect habitat for hundreds of species of North American birds.

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Canoeing & Kayaking

The nearby Waterbury Reservoir, the Lamoille River, the Winooski River, and Lake Champlain offer gentle and pristine paddling waters.

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Craft Beverages

Vermont’s popularity in the craft beverage industry is renowned and Stowe is home to several must-visit craft beverage producers.

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Dogsledding & Dogcarting

There are few things more thrilling than taking a wintertime dog sled ride.

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Events In Stowe, Vermont

Nearly every week in the summer and fall, Stowe hosts a major attraction event, from antique and specialty car shows, craft fairs, and sporting events, to ongoing art shows, theatre and concert series.

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Father and son fly-fishing at sunrise.

Fishing

Clean and clear, Vermont lakes and rivers are home to trout, perch and bass, among other species of fish.

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Galleries

Vermont is for art lovers, and is home to some of the nation’s most unique and diverse galleries and art centers.

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Golf

Stowe is home to several stunning championship golf courses, where guests find panoramic mountain views, pristine course conditions and exhilaration offered on every hole.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

A hot air balloon ride is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

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Mini-Golf

A simply classic game to pass the time.

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Family on a long rope bridge.

Mountain Attractions

Stowe, Vermont’s world-famous ski resort is still busy when the snow has melted.

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Mountain Biking

Named a “mountain biking mecca” by The Boston Globe, Stowe’s extensive trail network of well-maintained, interconnected trails makes this a popular summer activity in Stowe.

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Movies At The Stowe Cinema 3Plex

From first-run movies to afternoon matinees on three screens, The Stowe Cinema 3Plex has been entertaining the town since 1972.

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Museums And History

Stowe is a 250-year-old town with a fair amount of history to boot.

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Nightlife

Dance until late in the night. Sit back with a cocktail and enjoy some music.

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Recreation Path

One of Stowe’s recreational gems is a paved path for walking, jogging, cycling, and inline skating. 

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Scenic Drives

Vermont’s low-traffic back roads and state highways offer smooth rides with stunning views.

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Shopping

Stowe is home to over 60 shops (including Topnotch’s own Spa Boutique, Mountain Ops and Tennis Pro Shop), all locally owned and operated, where you can find one-of-a-kind treasures, sophisticated selections and friendly shopkeepers.

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Now eighty years after the first ski trails were cut on Vermont’s Mt Mansfield, world-famous Stowe Mountain Resort still reigns as the Ski Capital of the East.

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Snowmobiling

While not a transportation necessity in Vermont, snowmobiling is exhilaratingly fun.

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The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

With a program that includes an eclectic range of events and exhibitions, featuring established and emerging artists, the Art Center’s goal is to inspire, educate and entertain residents, guests and the greater Stowe community.

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Bowling lanes.

Stowe Bowl

Truly unique for our little town, Stowe Bowl is an 8-lane bowling venue that's not your regular alley but something a little more boutique, swanky, cozy, comfortable, loungy, and elegant.

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Summer Theatre production of Annie Get Your Gun.

Summer Theatre

From The Stowe Theatre Guild’s best-loved local theatre experience, to the 150-seat black-box style Playhouse,.

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