Stowe Recreation Path

EASY 16 reviews

Stowe Recreation Path is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stowe, Vermont that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Stowe Recreation Path is an internationally recognized 5.5 mile greenway, paved for non motorized recreation with numerous picnic and swimming areas. There is an optional quiet path near village for joggers and walkers only. Stowe's bike path is as an all year round recreational trail. You can bike, hike, stroll, and ski on it, 365 days a year. The 5.3-mile paved trail starts in Stowe Village, next to the Stowe Congregational church, winds its way through the woods and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges. Numerous shops, lodges, and restaurants are accessible from the path. This delightful track can be enjoyed by both experienced cyclists and first-time bikers. It's also the perfect opportunity to see all that Stowe has to offer. Take a look below to see some of the beautiful scenes which can be found on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

It was nice but I was expecting more but it is great for all skill levels as well as biking and is strollerable and dog friendly but pooches must be leashed and clean up your scat. I was thinking there was more scenic stuff on this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Just a walk in the park. Nice stroll but not much of a hike nor are there views. A lot of bike traffic to maneuver around too. Not all bikers know the rules of the road so you need to be aware of them or may get knocked over or run into.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Some greenery, nice scenery with the mountains around, easy, but you're never far from the road, fact reminded by the constant traffic noise and the regular crossings. Nice for a daily run, less for a Sunday hike.

Monday, November 07, 2016

It was an easy walk. We did this walk in the beginning of November and it wasn't busy at all.

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

walking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

walking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

This walk is really enjoyable in any season, especially with dogs!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Super relaxing path around town with beautiful views. Thru town, fields, near the quiet path, under a covered bridge... Just a great way to get around. Accessible to any and all!

road biking
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Beautiful scenery, nice trail to bike along if your in the area. If your staying at a hotel/motel, if you lucky a lot of them will rent out bikes. You can get in some nice views of Mt. Mansfield. It can be sometimes trafficked with people