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Stowe, which has a population of about 4,500, is known as the ski capitol of the east, and rightly so! People choose to live here for the lift-served skiing and snowboarding at Stowe Mountain Resort, the backcountry skiing, and the world-class cross-country skiing at Trapp Family Lodge. But the winter sports don’t end with skiing. Snow enthusiasts also have access to excellent snowshoeing on hiking and walking trails, ice skating and hockey at Jackson Arena, and ice fishing on Waterbury Reservoir.
If you like being outside, you will love Stowe! Many hiking trails lead to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. And Stowe is becoming famous for its superb mountain biking, with hundreds of singletrack trails maintained by the Stowe Mountain Bike Club. If you’re into road biking, there’s something for everyone. Stowe has a world-renown Stowe Recreation Path for walkers, runners, inline skaters, cyclists, parents with babies in strollers, you name it. If flying’s your thing, Stowe Soaring is nearby at the Morrisville-Stowe Airport, and Stowe Mountain Resort has a zip tour.
Stowe is not just about outdoor sports. The art scene is prevalent year round. Helen Day Art Center in downtown Stowe hosts local, national, and international artists, and holds the yearly Exposed show in the outdoors. The town has six art galleries and a gallery alliance. Spruce Peak Performing Arts is a small, intimate theater that seats 240 people.
Stowe is a resort town, so inns, restaurants, sports, and entertainment abound. The picturesque village has good shopping and dining, as do the businesses along the Mountain Road.