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Stowe, Vermont is nationally renowned as a snow sports destination, of course, but in reality this postcard-perfect New England hamlet is a year-round outdoor playground. And you won’t find better accommodations for playing in that playground than Edson Hill!

The opportunities for outdoor fun and sightseeing are just about endless in summertime, with the Green Mountains and Worcester Range beckoning on the skyline and the luxuriously long days waiting to be filled to the fullest. (Not that there’s anything wrong with simply kicking back on our elegant country inn’s gorgeous grounds!) 

Here’s a non-exhaustive overview of some of what you can enjoy on a Stowe getaway here at Edson Hill.

Summer Activities In & Around Stowe, VT

With mud season in the rear-view mirror, summer is ideal for hitting the hiking trails of Stowe’s spectacular mountainscape. Numerous incredible hikes can be kicked off right from this historic village itself, including the route up to Sunset Rock and its dazzling view of Mount Mansfield, crown of the Green Mountains. 

Or consider hoofing it to Moss Glen Falls, through the maple magic of Kircher Woods, or up to the Stowe Pinnacle. And speaking of Mount Mansfield, its grand flanks and summit offer multiple exhilarating hiking adventures (with some good, honest huffing-and-puffing involved—plus bragging rights!).

Mountain bikers have oodles of trails to enjoy, not least the extensive circuits of Cady Hill Forest and Sterling Forest. And from the Stowe Recreation Path to explorations out to Morrisville and other nearby towns, the road-biking opportunities in summer are rich indeed.

Feel like cooling off amid fine Green Mountain State scenery? Consider a swim in the West Branch River or the Waterbury Reservoir, go stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Elmore, or take a kayak safari on the Winooski River. There’s plenty of top-quality fishing to be had during the Stowe summer, too.

And if you’ve got an itch to hit the greens, the Stowe Country Club has you covered!

Of course, there’s plenty else to do during this friendly season, from craft-brewery and art-gallery hopping to taking in live performances, including those of the Stowe Jazz Festival.

Relish the Stowe Area’s Summertime Bliss With a Stay at Edson Hill

Our 38-acre hillside country inn, with its dazzling views of the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range, is the perfect home base for enjoying the best of the Stowe, Vermont area in summertime. Besides our beautifully arrayed Manor House and Guest House rooms, we offer a historic trail system, fishing ponds, a swimming pool, and delicious cuisine and merry ambience at The Dining Room at Edson Hill and the Tavern.

Book your summertime getaway to one of New England’s most magical corners with a stay just outside Stowe at Edson Hill!