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It’s a bit hard to believe that summer’s already on the wind-down, but that’s not to say you don’t have plenty of time to soak up the pleasures of its waning weeks! With Labor Day weekend approaching, now’s the prime window for reserving your luxury accommodations just outside Stowe, Vermont at Edson Hill, which’ll give you the ideal perch for soaking up late summer amid rapturous New England beauty.

With the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range as its magnificent backyard, Stowe’s truly a year-round destination, but there’s no question the end of summer—with its still-lovely temperatures and full array of warm-weather recreation available, and with the promise of some of the world’s most sublime leaf-peeping right around the corner—is a special time indeed to explore here. 

Labor Day Outdoor Activities Around Stowe

While enjoying all we have to offer here on our 38 rolling acres, you’ll be perfectly positioned to combine unadulterated R&R with outdoor recreation and sightseeing on your Stowe-area Labor Day retreat. 

Head for the extensive trail network of Mount Mansfield, for example: at 4,325 feet, the loftiest peak in the Green Mountains and all of Vermont. Host to the famous Stowe Mountain Resort, Mansfield offers late-summer immersion in a rich spread of highland ecosystems, from deep hardwood forests to the Green Mountain State’s most extensive swath of alpine tundra.

You can spend some quality time on the venerable Long Trail up on Mount Mansfield’s shoulders; it’s always a treat to say you’ve hoofed it along that historic and influential long-distance footpath.

Of course, there are plenty of other peaks besides Mount Mansfield in the vicinity to “bag,” if you’re yearning for high-country ambience and far-reaching sightlines. One of the truly classic mountaintop dayhikes in the vicinity is the trek up to the crown of 3,540-foot Hunger Mountain in the Worcester Range, a beautifully wild mountain complex backdropping our country inn here at Edson Hill. Hunger Mountain’s summit serves up a superb view that takes in much of the signal peaks of the Greens, including Mount Mansfield and Camel’s Hump, plus, on crystal-clear days, more distant New England ranges such as the Presidentials in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and the New York Adirondacks. 

Among multiple state parks just a stone’s throw from Stowe, Smugglers Notch shows off a grand Green Mountain pass edged by thousand-foot cliffs. This natural portal gained its name for a long history of under-the-radar travel and trade, beginning with black-market commerce with Canada in violation of the 1807 embargo act and also including an escape route for African-American slaves and, later, a Prohibition-era funnel for bringing in liquor from north of the border.

It’s not all about hiking: Mountain bikers have endless opportunities, and paddlers can soak up the end-of-summer vibes on local lakes and rivers. Speaking of waterways, the holiday weekend provides a prime excuse for sampling the top-grade angling on offer around Stowe, with wonderful trout fishing on offer and free casting clinics offered by the town’s long-running Fly Shop.

Celebrate Labor Day in Stowe, Vermont With Edson Hill Accommodations

When you’re not out on the trails or the waters of Stowe’s beautiful great outdoors, kick back with views of the Worcester and Green heights here at Edson Hill. Our magnificently restored country inn and its sprawling pastoral acreage serve up elegance and warm hospitality in equal measure, whether you’re staying in one of our eight Manor House Rooms or our 15 Guest House Rooms. Savor exquisite on-site wining and dining at our Dining Room at Edson Hill and cheery Tavern, and stroll our own historic trail system.

We’d love to provide your Labor Day accommodations mere minutes from the heart of charming, mountain-tucked Stowe, Vermont. Come celebrate summertime’s grand finale at Edson Hill!