Activities and Attractions in Stowe

Stowe, Vermont, is a lovely 200-year-old destination with a quaint downtown area full of shops and restaurants offering views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors to Stowe can enjoy outdoor recreation year-round, as well as cultural activities and attractions, family fun, and exciting events. We also provide a variety of tours and activities here on property as well, many of which are included with our resort fee. If you are not staying with us, you may visit the property by purchasing a trail/property pass or purchase tickets to any of our tours or activities below.

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Trapp Family Lodge Activities Calendar

For your convenience, we’ve curated a list of wonderful, fun, and exciting things going on in and around Trapp Family Lodge. If you have something special in mind, check our calendar before booking a stay with us.

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The Great Outdoors in Stowe

Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, kayaking and more —there’s always something to experience in the great outdoors of Stowe, Vermont, no matter the season.

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Visit Vermont The Green Mountain State

You’ll love it here in Vermont! There are so many things to do here, it’s easy to get lost in our unique culture and natural beauty.

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Alpine Skiing

Trapp Family Lodge is located minutes away from Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont's premier ski resort. We are also in close proximity to Bolton Valley Resort and about an hour's drive to Smuggler's Notch ski Resort. Whichever mountain is calling your name, we have plenty of downhill ski options in the area! 

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Annual Events

Plan your trip to Trapp Family Lodge around some of the exciting things happening all year round in Stowe. From Oktoberfest and the Trapp Marathon to concerts in the meadow and seasonal meals, there’s always something happening here.

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Explore Stowe Waterfalls

What a rush! The area around Stowe, Vermont, is famous for the beautiful and scenic waterfalls dotting the landscape. Perfect for pictures, these waterfalls are a sight to behold.

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See Vermont By Car Scenic Drives

Take the scenic route and take a tour of Stowe and the surrounding areas via the roads and highways surrounding Trapp Family Lodge.

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Covered Bridges

Take a driving tour and see first-hand Vermont’s beautiful, covered bridges. Feel free to ask our Front Desk staff for recommendations from a local perspective.

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Thanks to our convenient bike rental options, you can experience the trails around Trapp Family Lodge via bicycle. There's just something about pedaling though our nature trails with the wind whipping through your hair that you'll never forget.

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With both public and private tour offerings all year round, Trapp Family Lodge offers guests many opportunities to learn about the rich history of the Trapp family and our property.

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All you need is a good pair of hiking boots and you're ready to explore Stowe's beautiful hiking trails. Speak with our friendly staff for recommendations on the best place start your outdoor hiking adventures.

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Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe

Adding snow shoes to a cross-country trek just makes things a little more exciting. Don't let a heavy snowfall keep you from experiencing Stowe's natural beauty; just strap on some snowshoes, back country, skate skis or cross-country skis and hit the trails!

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Disc Golf

Are you ready to try something new? Trapp Family Lodge offers 18 holes of disc golf, designed for all skill levels. Disc golf is included as part of your resort fee when staying at Trapp Family Lodge.

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Sleigh and Carriage Rides

Relax and ride around the property in one of our horse-driven carriages or sleighs, depending on the season. It’s a one-of-a-kind way to see the natural beauty surrounding our lodge.

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Wellness & Relaxation

The wellness resort at Trapp Family Lodge delivers several ways to pamper yourself as well as work up a sweat—from our rock climbing wall, tennis, and yoga classes to our massages and beauty treatments.

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Always keep up to date on everything happening in and around Stowe, Vermont, with a little bit of help from Trapp Family Lodge. We’re always keeping up with latest happenings in town.

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An Ice Cream Lover's Dream

Families visiting Stowe can enjoy an easy 20-minute drive from Trapp Family Lodge to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vermont. A tour of this ice cream factory includes a “moo-vie” telling the history of the company—how two childhood friends turned a five-dollar correspondence course on ice cream making into an internationally successful business. The tour also includes a view of the manufacturing floor where the creamy goodness is made and a visit to the FlavoRoom to sample the flavor of the day.

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Culture and the Arts near Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe has a variety of cultural activities and attractions for your enjoyment. Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling through museums like the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum and the museum in the Stowe Historical Society. Art lovers and those interested in adding to their collection can browse the Robert Paul GalleryThe Current is a local art center to view year-round art exhibitions as well as their annual outdoor summer show Exposed.  

Visitors can also enjoy performing arts in Stowe and the surrounding areas. In the summer, the Stowe Performing Arts features world-class performances, and throughout the year, the Lamoille County PlayersLyric Theatre Company in Burlington, Flynn Theatre, Stowe Theatre Guild, and Stowe Peak Performing Arts Center deliver rousing concert and theatrical performances. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra plays in our concert field once a year as well. 

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Shopping in Stowe

Feel like doing some shopping during your stay? Stowe, Vermont, offers a variety of shopping opportunities, with more than 45 specialty shops and boutiques selling everything from paintings, art and jewelry by local artists, to cheddar cheese and locally made chocolates. Whether you’re looking for apparel, fine home furnishings, gifts, or just want to window shop, you’ll find just what you seek in the village of Stowe.

Whether you are looking for handmade jewelry, furniture, accessories, sports gear, or other gifts, you will find a unique selection in Stowe. Yellow Turtle is the place to go for clothing and skiwear. Looking for a unique item for your house? Check out Stowe Living. Find a book to read by the pool or during your trip home at Bear Bond Books, an independent bookstore. And top it all off with a visit to Dedalus for a delicious wines paired with local and imported cheeses and meats. 

For suggestions on the best Stowe attractions to visit, just ask one of our helpful staff members. We’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.