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June 2019

Pack Up and Get Lost –Discover Summer Hiking in Stowe

This summer in Stowe, if you’re unsure where the trail leads, you’re on the right path!

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With an immersive landscape full of mountains majesty and wondrous woods, Stowe, Vermont provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor pursuits. When the calendar turns to the warmer months, these outdoor activities in Stowe take to the water and the trails. From the novice to the most avid fly fisherman, there is nothing better than a day out on the water with a rod in hand and fish wriggling on the end of the line. Yet for those who just wish to spend some time in the great outdoors during summer in Vermont, the most popular pursuit turns to the trails.

Sometimes, discovery starts with a path and for Stowe Village, spring brings with it the opportunity to truly take to the trails and discover all that our amazing Green Mountain State has to offer. The snow melts leaving the miles upon miles of pathways open for some summer hiking in Stowe for each and every skill level. The highest peak in all of Vermont, Mt. Mansfield, sits as a tempting feat and a variety of trails canvas the many facades of this stony crag. Even trails that seem daunting may take on a more serene quality when you are surrounded by all of the natural wonders of summertime in Stowe.

This Summer in Stowe, if you are looking for hikes that are great for all members of the family, there are a few standout trails to consider. The Barnes Camp Loop (1.5 mi) is located in the scenic Smugglers’ Notch. Starting at the historic Barnes Camp, this trail includes stops near a picnic area, river crossings, and all of the normal wooded beauty that can make this adventure an all-day affair to remember. The Moss Glen Falls Trail (4.2 mi) takes you on a trek to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire state. Bring your water shoes and you’ll have a chance to see the beauty up close and personal at the base. A perennial favorite among locals and tourists alike is the Stowe Recreation Path (5.3 mi). This paved public pathway stretches from Stowe Village all the way to the Top Notch Resort on Mountain Road and is perfect for every type of outdoor activity. Biking, blading, hiking – the path will rekindle the spirit of adventure in an easy-going setting.

If you’re planning a visit to Stowe in the summer, book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. After an exciting day enjoying Vermont in the summer, you’ll love to come home to our comfortable rooms and upscale amenities for some signature Stowe relaxation and rejuvenation.


The Green Mountains are Alive with the Sound of Music in the Meadow!

A terrific trio of musical acts is on tap for the Music in the Meadow 2019 concert series.

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There are many different Stowe summer events that may already be filling up your calendars. From brew festivals in Stowe to outdoor fishing excursions, everyone in the Green Mountain State is proud to proclaim that our beautiful area of our country is not only a skier’s paradise but an all-year-round travel destination. One of the more musical entries into our slate of summer festivals is Stowe Performing Arts’ annual Music in the Meadow concert series.

Taking place at The Trapp Family Lodge, Music in the Meadow 2019 is bringing a trio of musical groups to Stowe, Vermont this season. The picnic-style seating includes areas for patrons to enjoy the melodic melodies on their choice of ‘bring-your-own’ chair from blankets to low-backs to high-backs and everything in between. Every concert-attendee will be guaranteed a great view of the stage as well as the picturesque backdrop of the rolling hills of Stowe, Vermont.

First up is the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on July 7th. Part of their 2019 Summer Festival Tour, their program for the year – “Strike up the Orchestra” – highlights the composers who “set America to music”. From Gershwin to Joplin to John Williams, the concert will close with a dazzling light show of fireworks to the symphonic sounds of the beloved Sousa marches that have become synonymous with the good ol’ U.S. of A!

Next, on the Stowe Music in the Meadow docket are the Americana stylings of Bumper Jacksons on July 21. Reimagining the roots music of the Deep South, from New Orleans to the Appalachian Mountains, this six-piece outfit puts a brassy swing on traditional motifs. “The dance floor never sleeps” when they strike up the band with their city-meets-country flair.

Rounding out the festival is the bluesy drawl of the soulful Ruthie Foster on August 4. Nominated for three Grammys and having shared the stage with many of her fellow contemporaries from Bonnie Raitt to the Allman Brothers, she will be performing selections spanning her entire career as well as her new album, Joy Comes Back.

Elevate your experience by staying with us at the Green Mountain Inn. Conveniently located less than five miles away from the Lodge, our comfortable accommodations and upscale amenities harmonize to create a home-away-from-home that is a masterpiece of quintessential New England charm.


Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy – The Stowe Brewers Festival is Back!

The beginning of summer in Stowe, Vermont means the return of this annual and ever-growing signature event.

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It’s almost time to raise your glass and toast the return of the Stowe Brewers Festival. One of the most popular annual festivals in Stowe is ready to kick off summer in The Green Mountain State in true hoppy style. Starting on Friday, June 28 and running through Sunday, June 30, this fun three-day event spotlights the best in brews, wines, spirits, and cocktails with an emphasis on our own local and vibrant craft brewery scene.

The Stowe Brewers Festival 2019 is an outdoor, rain or shine, event taking up the full expanse of Stowe Events Field. In similar fashion to other brew festivals, the event features four separate tasting sessions. With each standard admission acting as your specific four-hour session pass, you will receive a 3 oz. commemorative tasting glass and 15 tickets to sample the best brews from the over 40 brewers, cider makers, and meaders in attendance. Just like in years past at the other brew festivals in Stowe, this list will include some of the biggest names in the business like Angry Orchard Hard Cider to the smaller local outfits such as Zero Gravity Craft Brewery.

Being one of the top local summer festivals also means you can expect many food vendors, local artisans, and a bevy of live entertainment on hand to round out this event in true Vermontian style. Also, a fun new addition to the Stowe Brewers Festival this year is the Friday night karaoke contest. As this is an alcohol-inspired event, this is one of the Stowe festivals of the year that is only for those of legal drinking age (photo I.D. will be required).

Savor the flavor of this inherently Stowe, Vermont festival by booking your stay with us at the nearby Green Mountain Inn. Located less than a mile away from Stowe Events Field, convenience and comfort perfectly pair together to ensure your weekend is un-beer-lievable!


Celebrate The Birth of Our Nation During An Old Fashioned Fourth of July!

Summer fun in Stowe, Vermont takes a turn toward the traditional when the town gets together to celebrate America’s birthday.

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In honor of the Fourth of July, Stowe, Vermont offers an array of events, activities and family-friendly things to do that all take on the quintessential Old World charm of our historic town. For many, celebrating the Fourth of July in Vermont also signals the midway point of summer and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors and spirit of our great nation’s birthday. Billed as “An Old Fashioned Fourth of July”, this day-long celebration takes place this year on the holiday Thursday at various venues across the town.

What can you expect from this unique brand of summer fun in Stowe, Vermont? It all starts Downtown at 10 AM with a Fourth of July Parade, Stowe, Vermont style! Known as The Moscow Parade, all of the floats are required to be decorated for no more than $10 to keep the small-town charm of this event alive. After the parade and throughout the day (ending at 3:30 PM), celebrate at the “An Old-Fashioned Village” festival, complete with street performers, local artisan vendors, face painting, live entertainment, and of course, a variety of different festive foods! Don’t miss out on the multiple rounds of Pie Eating Contests!

If you missed the Moscow Parade, fear not as the 5th Annual Village Independence Day Parade is considered by many to be the highlight of the day. A much more vibrant celebration, this parade embodies the patriotic spirit of the town and perfectly sets up the grand finale of the day at Mayo Events Field. At the park, guests can partake in carnival games, dine on some more fabulous local food and get ready for the impressive fireworks display to light up the sky. 

If you are planning on celebrating the Fourth of July in Stowe, Vermont, commemorate America’s 243rd birthday in style with us at The Green Mountain Inn. Central to all of Downtown Stowe’s dining, retail, and entertainment destinations, the classic charm and modern convenience of our comfortable accommodations provide you with the perfect home-away-from-home for the Independence Day festivities.