Stowe Recreation Path




Parking: Yes

This a popular, paved path that winds through the town of Stowe. The path is frequented by walkers, joggers and bikers. Along the way there places to stop for a picnic, go for a swim and sight-see.

Stowe Bike Path Rules

    •    Walk you bike across intersections and bridges.
    •    Warn other of your intentions by calling out "PASSING ON YOUR LEFT" or other appropriate warning.
    •    All dogs must be on leash.
    •    Non motorized recreation only


7 reviews
  • June 18, 2014
    "The Stowe Bike Path is awesome for kids, parents or anyone who chooses to walk or bike the route. It is 5.5 miles one way. There are multiple parking areas along the route and it passes by shops, restaurants, a quiet dog friendly walking area, smalls bridges, swimming holes, Sunday Stowe Farmers Market and a more remote upper section passes by a farm with a corn maze in the late summerfall. Lots of fun and a great 12 day or full day activity if you stop along the way to picnic and relax along the banks of the river."
    - KLStowe
  • February 2, 2012
    "We love the Stowe Rec path, especially in the fall. We typically bike the path with our two kids. My oldest bikes with my husband using a tag along and i pull our youngest in a trailer. The path has nice variety in terrain and isn't totally flat so you do get a work out. The only thing to look out for would be going when it's a weekend or really nice weather. We occasionally have a hard time riding when the trail is congested with walkers."
    - Hannah B
  • July 6, 2011
    "This is a great path! We brought the jogger and went for a nice long run. Many places for pit stops along the way to let the little ones get out and stretch their legs. Stop for lunch along the way at one of many restaurants and bring your own and have a picnic. This is definitely a mustdo if you're in Stowe. "
    - justjack
  • March 6, 2011
    "We had a great time biking on the rec path. We biked the length of the path with our two small children. My husband pulled our 3yr old in a burley and I had our 1 year old on the back of my bike. It's completely paved so it makes for easier riding and theirs a variety of things to see along the way. It's nice that they provide a portapotty at the beginning of the path. Parking can be hard to find especially on a really nice day when there are lots of people there.The road crossings could be tricky with smaller kids if they were riding their own bikes. Over all a great family outing, we are looking forward to going biking here again in the spring."
    - VTMomo2
  • September 13, 2010
    "Every fall we make a point to hit the Stowe Bike Path. We usually park at the foot of the mountain and bike into the town of Stowe. We spend a couple of hours poking around the Mercantile and always stop for a bite to eat at the Malt Shop. The ride is very doable for most ages and offers beautiful scenery. Lots of fun! Where else can you ride your bike through a corn field, ride along a river and stop for gourmet munchies! "
    - tinvt
  • July 1, 2010
    "Exceptionalthat is the Stowe Bike Path. This 5.3 mile paved path will take you through shady forests, past farms and fields, and over the river via 11 bridges. Although it basically runs parallel to Rte. 108 from Stowe Village up to Topnotch Resort, the path is concealed from the road for the most part. It felt flat like you could easily bike it with small children or with a trailabike or burley. There are plenty of benches along the way for resting or taking in the views. If you think your kids might tire easily, hop on the path via one of the access points at the top of Rte. 108 and head down towards the village, you'll actually be biking downhill. We loved that the path winds close enough at certain points to restaurants like Piecasso, The Blue Donkey, or the Dutch Pancake Cafe to grab a bite to eat. Alternatively pack lunch and park at one of the parking lots. We saw lots of picnic tables and a grill and a portapotty. This Rec. Path is very well maintained. There are .25 mile markers on the pavement as well as painted lines around the curvy parts think double yellow lines like on the road to help folks stay on their side of the path. Enjoy this treasure yearround for walking, jogging, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing."
    - missmagpie
  • July 1, 2010
    "Wow, what a gem! We 2 parents and 2 kids ages 811 had a blast exploring Stowe as the path took us along corn fields, the West Branch Little River, over bridges, through woods and in and around Stowe shops and points of interest. Very easy to navigate and well marked. Great way to spend a couple of hours. Some great places to pull over and dip off in the river were at mile marker 4, 4 12 and 4 34 going north. Mile markers are on the path going both directions."
    - ceb

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