Stowe, VT, Guide and Information
Welcome to Stowe
Established in 1763, Stowe is an active community, playing host to numerous arts and crafts shows, a balloon festival. The community has a vibrant tourism economy in both summer and winter. During the winter months, skiers flock to Vermont's tallest peak with access to over 100 trails defending Mt. Mansfield (Vermont's tallest mountain) and other peaks in the Green Mountain range. In summer, numerous full service resorts along with inns and intimate B & B's offer guests a respite.
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Explore in Stowe, VT
Arguably the most renowned ski resort and town in Vermont, Stowe recently became even more epic. Vail Resorts, the premier mountain resort company in the world, acquired this historic property, making it their first move toward establishing a presence in the northeast.
Situated in central Vermont at the intersection of three scenic routes, Waterbury woos visitors and locals alike with its wide variety of shopping, touring and tasting. Plan to come to this crossroad of Vermont along the Winooski River on an empty stomach and allow yourself to graze your way through some of Vermont’s tastiest treats. (Cows aren’t the only ones known for grazing in Vermont.) Plan to stock up, too, on a carload of Vermont-made goodies that will remind you of your trip once back home. (It’s also a great place to shop for gifts galore.)
Downtown Waterbury boasts many favorite food and drink emporiums and stores including Prohibition Pig and Stowe Street Emporium. For more extensive foodie touring, you’ll want to head out along Route 100, often referred to as the Stowe Road. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first to establish the tour and taste theme of the area and they remain one of the biggest destinations in Waterbury, if not all of Vermont. (Who doesn’t like ice cream?) Enjoy a half-hour factory tour from late May through December, find out how the yummy goods are made and how this progressive company continually strives to bring about change. Indulge in ice cream and gifts year-round and top off your visit to the Flavor Graveyard where you can weep over the de-pinted flavors that have been retired–it’s a hoot!
Country stores embody the rural, old fashioned, we-can-outfit-you-for-any-occasion spirit of Vermont. Some of the best may be found in and around Stowe along with an array of country-like specialized shops that make you feel miles away from the local mall (you are, in fact) or an online shopping experience (heavens to Betsy). If you’re into charm and authenticity, you’ll love visiting Stowe’s many and varied shopping emporiums.