Fall in Stowe

The best Vermont fall foliage pictures are taken in Stowe. Vermont’s Green Mountains are covered with one of the highest concentrations of sugar maple trees in this country. A remarkable tree, the sugar maple, aside from providing the sap for maple syrup, produces some of the most intense foliage colors come autumn and is the official state tree of Vermont. The colors range from deep red to scarlet to brilliant orange to salmon to gold. Every year, people come from around the world to witness the breathtaking array of colors.

Hiking & Biking

Cyclists can ride on 103 miles of road, 29 miles paved for road biking, and 74 miles unpaved for relatively easy mountain biking. Or try out the excitement at Stowe Mountain Resort’s Mountain Bike Center for lift service to over 20 trails.

Gondola & Auto Toll Road

Visitors can hike or ride the Stowe Gondola or drive the historic Auto Toll Road to the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. From here spectacular views await you, spanning to New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In autumn the scenery is exceptionally breathtaking – a sight that everyone should see and no one can forget.

Stowe Recreation Path

The Stowe Recreation Path is a scenic biking jogging and walking path. The very picturesque six-mile route winds its way past farms, through the forest and over footbridges to the center of Stowe Village.

Outdoor Sports


Try your hand on the rolling fairways of the Stowe Country Club, an 18-hole championship golf course complete with beautiful mountain views and a 40 acre practice facility. To round out your Vermont golf experience, other courses just minutes away include the Country Club of VermontCopley Country ClubBlush Hill Country Club and Ryder Brook Golf Course.


Mountainside Resort offers lighted tennis courts for your use. Tennis equipment is available to borrow at the front desk.

Water Sports

Try a gentle canoe or kayak ride on the still waters of a pristine lake, reflecting the myriad of foliage colors for an experience you’ll always treasure.

Horseback Riding

Several local stables offer guided trail rides and hay rides through the picturesque woodlands and countryside.

Other Things To Do:

  • Not the sporting type? Stowe offers many interesting activities. Many scheduled events and festivals take place here each fall, including the popular Oktoberfest. Check out the Stowe Calendar of Events for a complete listing of goings on!
  • A variety of antiques shops are located in the village and surrounding area. Visitors to Stowe also enjoy browsing through country stores and shops specializing in handcrafted Vermont products.
  • Dining is an attraction in itself at Stowe, with an amazing variety of dining experiences offered by over 50 area restaurants.