Stowe - A Mountain Resort for All Seasons
Stowe is an internationally renowned year-round destination. Stowe Mountain Resort with majestic Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak are filled with activities for every season; golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, world-class dining, shopping, spas and much more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates the quintessential New England getaway. From the new mountainside Stowe Mountain Lodge & Spa to the mountaintop Gondola Ride & Lunch packages, there’s literally something for all to enjoy during summer in Stowe.
Stowe Mountain Resort’s Summer Attractions Include:
Auto Toll Road - The Mt. Mansfield Auto Toll Road is over 150 years old. The 4.5-mile unpaved road begins next to the Inn at the Mountain and climbs to an elevation of 3,850 feet. The road ends at a parking lot next to the Mt. Mansfield Summit Station. Bikes and motorcycles are not allowed. The road’s upper terminus presents spectacular hiking options. To the north, the Cliff Trail, Long Trail, and Canyon Trail - all about 1.5 miles long and climbing about 550 feet - offer three routes to Mansfield’s “Chin.” Southerly trail options include the Lakeview Trail, Forehead Bypass, and Long Trail to the Forehead. All hikers should stop into the Green Mountain Club prior to hiking for an orientation. Hiking maps are distributed upon arrival.
Gondola Skyride - An equally spectacular mountain ascent is provided by the Gondola Skyride. The comfortable, eight-passenger gondolas depart from the Gondola Barn, which is served by its own access road and parking lot approximately ¼ mile north of the historic Mt. Mansfield Base Lodge. While the Auto Toll Road ends at the Nose, the gondola terminates at Stowe Mountain Resort’s newly renovated Cliff House restaurant, which is open daily for lunch.
Children’s Summer Mountain Adventure Camp – This fun and educational program is offered at the mountain and available for kids ages 3 to 12. Single day and flexible five-day passes allow parents to choose the dates. Camp hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday-Saturday through September 1.
Golf – Stowe boasts two of New England’s finest courses, both on and off the mountain.
In the heart of it all you'll find the Stowe Country Club. With its beautiful undulating fairways and manicured greens, the public country club occupies what was a turn of the century dairy farm. The 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, the long temperate summer days, and the feeling that everything is going your way makes each shot a memory to cherish. Stowe Mountain Golf Club is the course that has caught the attention of the golfing world. Stowe Mountain Club, recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top ten new courses in the United States that you can play,” meanders along the slopes of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, reaching an elevation of more than 1,800 feet. The resort course is available to Stowe Mountain Club members, as well as guests of the extraordinary new Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Farmer’s Market Fridays – Beginning early July, these celebrated events take place Fridays from 11am to 3pm mountainside in the Spruce Peak Plaza; featuring local cheeses, produce, heirloom grains, crafts, prepared foods, live music and more. Never before in the resort’s 75-year history has this level of regional goods ever been offered at the mountain.
In addition, there are weekly Farmer’s Markets, themed dinners at the Cliff House & Solstice restaurants, fireworks, interactive arts and live music every weekend at Spruce Peak Plaza.
Rates for Summer 2014 rates posted May 1 at http://summer.stowe.com/activities/summer_attractions/
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