Summer in Stowe

Stowe offers the majestic beauty of Vermont’s Green Mountains and a host of fun family activities. Child- friendly vacations are easy in our one to four bedroom rental condos. Top summer vacation getaways are easy at Mountainside resort. Good summer vacation ideas feature an escape from the heat of summer. A refreshing change from crowds, traffic and heat. Visitors to Stowe enjoy golf, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming, as well as local events and attractions.

Hiking and Mountain Biking

Hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails and numerous mountain and road bike paths are available throughout the spectacular mountains and rolling foothills of the Stowe Region. From the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, incredible views span to New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

There are plenty of opportunities in and around Stowe for mountain and road biking. If you didn’t bring a bike of your own, there are dozens of sport shops willing to rent you anything from a baby seat to a high-end mountain bike!

Outdoor Sports


Be sure to check out the Vermont golf experience at your choice of courses just minutes away, including 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

Whether it’s fly fishing a mountain stream, or canoeing, kayaking or swimming the still waters of a pristine lake, experience the refreshing peace of Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Activities at Mount Mansfield

Stowe Mountain Resort provides many exhilirating summer activities! From Gondola rides to the Alpine slide, there is something for everyone up at the mountain!

Check out the details of their summer activites and events!

Other Things To Do:

  • The Stowe Recreation Path is a scenic biking, jogging and walking path. The six mile route winds its way past farms, through the forest and over footbridges to the center of Stowe Village.
  • 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.
  • For other ideas, visit our information center at Stowe Area Association!

Spring in Stowe

Enjoy great off-season rates! Spring Skiing and Snowboarding – While skiers and boarders enjoy warm comfortable days on the slopes, the nights remain cold enough to ensure snow on the hills until late April to early May. With an average of 333 inches of annual snowfall, Mt. Mansfield provides excellent conditions for Spring skiing.

Covered Bridges – A Vermont highlight – come see and enjoy.

Hiking & Nature

Meanwhile, off the mountain, new life is stirring underneath the disappearing snowbanks. Flowers are beginning to pop up in the many gardens along the Mountain Road and in surrounding meadows. The air is filled with songs of returning birds. Vermont’s Green Mountains are famous for their fabulous fall display of fiery color, but did you know they also provide a springtime show as well? When the trees are budding and leafing out, the mountains are covered with a tapestry of colors ranging from rosy reds to pale yellows to soft and bright greens. This is an excellent time to hike the many trails in the surrounding woodlands.

Stowe Vermont Survivors Weekend – The Weekend of Hope. Mountainside is a proud participant in this annual springtime event – providing housing for many of the participants at low cost. Please call us if you want to join in this rewardingly positive experience.

Maple Sugaring

Late winter and early spring are also a special time here in Vermont, bringing the annual maple-sugaring season. A great time to visit local sugar houses, see the production of maple syrup, taste the first sweets of the year and enjoy annual maple festivals.


April brings excitement to Vermont’s streams and lakes as fish and fishermen alike break their winter dormancy and trout season begins.

Recreation Path

The Stowe Recreation Path is changed from a cross-country ski route to a scenic biking, skating, jogging and walking path. This six-mile path, which winds it’s way past farms, through the forest, and over footbridges to the center of Stowe Village, is a great way to get out and enjoy nature at it’s finest.


Antiquing is a very popular spring activity. A variety of antique 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.