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Stowe Recreation Path, Stowe

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Bike, skate, run, or walk the 8.5 km (5.3 mi) Stowe Recreation Path, which stretches along and criss-crosses the West Branch River. A popular destination for locals and tourists, the scenic route offers views of the woods, river, and mountains. The path also provides access to swimming holes and a corn maze. Pack a picnic to eat at one of the tables or stop in at a bar or restaurant along the way. Visitors of all ages and fitness levels will enjoy the path as it is paved and mostly level. Arrange to visit Stowe Recreation Path and other attractions in Stowe using our Stowe road trip app .
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  • Mostly follows the picturesque river that flows through this beautiful New England village. Groomed after heavy snowfalls to make getting about easier. Car parks at each end and at intervals throughou...  more »
  • Good place to snowshoe in winter. The path winds all around the area. You can access it at different points in town.  more »
  • No matter what season it is, the Rec Path has something for everyone. Magnificent mountain views, streams, rivers, meandering paths through fields, across bridges, through woodlands. Walk, hike, snows...  more »
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  • This is a local treasure all year long. Walk, run, skate, bike, whatever... This roughly 5 1/2 mile long path meanders through farm fields, and wooded areas along the West Branch River into Stowe Village. Well maintained, pet friendly.
  • The Rec Path is one of the best features of Stowe. Perfect for running, biking, or walking, the scenic path takes you from Stowe's town center up towards the ski mountain. There's even a separate quiet path as well.
  • Super awesome to go for a walk, bike ride, skateboard, longboard, or rollerblade. Really long, well maintained trail. Also check out some of the cool river spots along the way.
  • There is a farmers market right off the path on some Sundays so was a nice treat for us.  It made the path nicer as we were able to get a little local taste and souvenirs!  There are many places to eat right off path but make sure you rent a lock if you rented a bike and want to stop and eat.  Best on a bike for visitors. My wife and I stopped at the farmers market and took pictures throughout so it took 1.5 hours out.  It was only 30 min back because it's downhill if you start from downtown Stowe for your trip.
  • Gorgeous walks with views of the mountains!! Winter time cross country skiing and snow shoeing.
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