Guided Hiking Tours
Stowe has a variety of trails to offer hikers of all ability levels. The trail system in Stowe is well maintained with clear paths and obvious trail blazes. Here are a few sample hikes to get you trekking. Different hiking options based on ability level consist of great trails like the following:
The Pinnacle Trail is a relatively short hike located east of town. The trailhead in Stowe Hollow is a 2.8-mile drive from Main Street on mostly paved roads. From the trailhead it’s a 1.4-mile hike to the summit of the Pinnacle, a 2,740-foot peak in the Worcester Range (the eastern border of Stowe). Most of the trail is a fairly gradual and unobstructed ascent up the west side of the Pinnacle, although there is a short rocky section as you near the top. At the summit you will find unparalleled views of the town of Stowe below and Mt. Mansfield to the west.
Sterling Pond Trail makes the climb from in between The Notch of Stowe Mountain and Smuggler’s Notch. At the top you will join up with The Long Trail (not the beer unfortunately) and find Sterling Pond as well as the east peak of Smugglers notch ski area with views to last a lifetime. This trip is about 2.8 miles round trip and perfect for an easy hiker.
Moss Glen Falls Trail is a very short, but scenic, hike to a spectacular waterfall. Follow the brook upstream to the falls for about half of a mile. The waterfall is a definite favorite in Stowe.
Four Points VT Mountain Bike School was started with the intention of making learning to mountain bike an easy and enjoyable experience. Mountain Biking is an exciting life style sport but it can be intimidating to start. Four Points was started by Rick Sokoloff, co-founder and founding president of the Stowe Mountain Bike Club. Rick ran the club for over 10 years and when the club was formed, there were very limited legal trails. To-date, there are over 50 miles of legal and permanent trails in the area and a current membership of over 750 families.
Mountain biking in the fall season is an incredible way to enjoy the mountains of Vermont. Starting off with an introductory session on flat grounds at Stoweflake, Rick takes you through all the motions in a safe and slow-paced environment to work on body positioning, turning, braking, and even going over bridges. From there, enjoy a trip to easy mountain biking terrain through the Trapp Mountain Bike trails with incredible, colorful views or into Cady Falls Forest where you might find a Ski Chair that overlooks the town. And Rick makes it do-able for anyone of all abilities!
Skiing & Riding: Best of the East
Treat the group to with access to some of the best skiing and riding in the east! Stowe’s trails are unrivaled when it comes to terrain and snowmaking/grooming abilities. From beginners to experts, this is a sure way to get your group out on the hill to celebrate winter at its finest here in Vermont. Let us have tickets waiting for you upon check-in for direct-to-lift access and the winter town shuttle will bring you straight to the base.
Rob Farley of October Siberian Dog Sledding has been leading his team of huskies since 1994. They offer dog sled tours and rides through natural areas in central Vermont. They are a small family owned kennel of around 20 dogs, (yes small for a sled dog kennel), that works cooperatively with other experienced sled dog kennel to provide a glimpse for our visitors into what this lifestyle entails. Rob will be leading your 20 minute dog sled tour located on Stoweflake Property and is excited to show you his team.
The simplicity and complexity of working with a team of dogs has many parallel to the office environment and in establishing a healthy productive working team. The similarities to consider are: the goals for the work product, choosing qualified team members for the job to be performed, understanding the difference in learning styles, working the personalities of the members and promoting leadership qualities. These are some of the team building skill that Owner of October Siberians, Rob Farley, will share from working with a dog pack, and its hierarchy, to achieve a high performance team. Rob’s team building program offers a simplistic and amusing approach to working with each other and developing good leader among your team.
A seasonal outing on our beautiful groomed trails or step off the trail for an adventure. Winter active wear and hiking or winter boots required.