As spring subtly shifts into summer here in Stowe, Vermont, thousands of cyclists flock into the Green Mountains to experience some of the best mountain biking in North America. The Stowe mountain biking scene, in particular, is known for its diverse terrain, jaw-dropping landscapes, and splendid nightlife. Not only is Edson Hill minutes away from Stowe’s best mountain bike trails, but we provide guests with elegant, farm-to-table dining, rustic yet luxurious suites, and 38 acres of natural beauty.
A Day in the Life: Stowe Mountain Biking
We’ve created a sample one-day Stowe mountain biking itinerary for those who’ve never cycled near our beautiful community. The perfect place to start and finish each day is at Edson Hill. And, luckily for you, we provide guests with award-winning on-site dining to ensure that you’re fueled before a ride and replenished upon return.
Breakfast at Edson Hill
Start each morning with a steaming cup of locally-roasted coffee and a complimentary country-style breakfast consisting of a beverage of choice, housemade pastries, and a breakfast entree. The challah French toast, fluffy pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, and garden herb scrambled eggs are all particularly delicious before a long ride!
Start your full day of Stowe mountain biking with friends and family at Sterling Forest, just a 20-minute drive or one-hour bicycle ride from Edson Hill. Sterling is a lush, 1,500-acre backcountry forest with a diverse terrain that can satisfy cyclists of all skill levels. “Callagy’s,” the newest blue square addition to the forest, is a fun 346-foot descent that’s near the two parking lots. For those searching for black diamond terrain, we recommend the many interconnecting “Split Rock Trails.”
Remember to pack a light “picnic” inside your backpack before venturing deep into the Green Mountains at Adams Camp. Adams Camp is mostly beginner-friendly except for a couple of trails, most notably the exhilarating “Kimmers” and the challenging “Hardy Haul.” Find a quiet place near one of the mountain overlooks and enjoy a sandwich, snack, and energy drink before trekking back toward the parking lot.
Cady Hill Forest
Last but certainly not least, the Cady Hill Forest rests within a mile of downtown Stowe, making it a popular locale an hour or two before dusk. Cady Hill is known for having the best blue square trails in the area, perfect for well-traveled cyclists of all ages. “Aryn’s Loop,” despite covering under 2,600 feet, takes approximately 27 minutes to finish. “Flo” and “Bear’s Lower,” meanwhile, are two of the most popular Stowe mountain biking trails taking only a few minutes to drop more than 225 feet!
Dinner and Drinks
After a glorious day of shredding doubletrack, challenging grinders, and exciting bunny hops, retreat to Edson Hill for award-winning fine dining, local craft beer, and fireside relaxation. Indulge in seared duck breast, poached salmon, or ribeye, paired with a local ale from one of the best breweries in Stowe, VT. The B3 Fest, “Bikes, Brews, & Beats,” is rapidly approaching, so make sure to book a suite for this year’s event before it’s too late! Give us a call today at 1-802-253-7371, or visit EdsonHill.com to make reservations for a much-needed Stowe mountain biking excursion into the Green Mountains!