There’s still plenty of time to experience the Green Mountains during winter’s frosty peak here in sunny Stowe, VT. Most travelers, regardless of age, flock to this prized land to ski, sip, and snowshoe many miles away from busy streets, loud airstrips, and hectic workplaces. In fact, Edson Hill’s peaceful, 38-acre estate is home to some of the most thrilling snowshoeing in Stowe, VT, thanks to our on-site Nordic Center.
Edson Hill: 38 Acres of Adventure
The Nordic Center, as its name suggests, is one of the premier cross-country skiing destinations in the region. As you’ll notice on this map, Edson Hill’s intricate trail system weaves through the Green Mountains’ dense forestry and past serene ponds en route to a few scenic overlooks. The estate features three miles of snowshoe trails, not to mention the seemingly endless open acreage at your disposal. Trail passes are free to guests. We also offer rentals, guided tours, and lessons. After a couple of hours of snowshoeing in Stowe, VT, most adventurers relax with a pint of award-winning craft beer at the Nordic Center or near a crackling wood-burning fireplace inside.
Snowshoeing in Stowe, VT: The Top 5 Off-Site Trails
But, of course, there’s plenty of beauty in the surrounding wilderness in and around the town. Snowshoeing in Stowe, VT, is as easy as picking up a local map and smacking your pointer finger down blindfolded. That being said, several nearby trails are worthy of the challenge, especially after fresh snowfall on a warm afternoon. Some of the best snowshoeing in Vermont lies in these woods, especially inside Mount Mansfield State Forest.
- Lake Mansfield Trail, 3.2 miles, moderate
- Wiessner Woods, 2-mile loop, easy
- Stowe Recreation Path, 5.3 miles of paved greenway
- Haselton Trail, 4.6 miles, hard
- Sterling Pond, 5.6-mile loop, hard
Quintessential Vermont Lodging
After a day filled with Nordic skiing, photography, and snowshoeing in Vermont’s vast natural playground, return to Edson Hill for an evening of casual fine dining and signature drinks. The Dining Room at Edson Hill remains one of the top-rated restaurants in Stowe, VT, thanks to Chef Jason Bissell and his talented, worldly culinary team. Each uniquely-designed guest room, meanwhile, was pieced together by the folks at Gauthier-Stacy, a Boston-based firm. Within seconds of entering the room, you’ll quickly be lifted away to a simpler, more elegant time. To book a well-deserved escape to beautiful Stowe, VT, please give us a call today at 802-253-7371 (or check availability online).