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The Stowe Mountain skiing season is expected to end on April 21, signifying that it’s time to trade in your ski poles and snowshoes for hiking boots and a mountain bike. Stowe VT is known for its summertime wedding season, autumn leaf peeping, and wintertime skiing, so where does spring fit in? What you might not know about our awe-inspiring mountainside community is that there are actually dozens of things to do in Stowe VT during the springtime, many of which are within minutes of historic Edson Hill. Whether you’re hoping to explore the Green Mountains on a bicycle, in a canoe, or laced inside your trusty hiking boots, you’re in for the time of your life this spring!

Stowe Hiking Trails

One of the best perks of staying at Edson Hill is the convenient access to our 38 acres of pristine hiking trails. This on-site hiking trail network is used for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the wintertime but is quickly transformed once the snow begins to melt. After exploring every inch of our mountainside property, we recommend trying Moss Glen Falls Trail, Stowe Pinnacle Trail, and everything that Smugglers’ Notch State Park has to offer! Our particularly gorgeous slice of the Green Mountains has several waterfalls, sprawling mountain overlooks, and countless deep-woods excursions.

Stowe Mountain Biking

It’s no secret that mountain biking is one of the most beloved things to do in Stowe VT. As this detailed map illustrates, the area is home to hundreds of miles of mountain biking possibilities. A large portion of these trails is within minutes of Edson Hill. Here are three popular mountain biking hot spots:

  • Sterling Forest – Sterling Valley’s 1,500 acres of lush forestry is only a few miles away from our luxurious Stowe lodging. These trails are one of the most challenging networks in the state, and you simply cannot beat the backcountry tranquility.
  • Cady Hill Forest – Cady Hill is known as Stowe’s flagship mountain biking locale. This forest is one of the most frequented bike trail systems in New England primarily because it pleases all skill levels. And despite seeing a lot of traffic in spring, summer, and fall, Cady Hill never gets overcrowded.
  • Adams Camp –  Featuring an exciting mix of flow, doubletrack, and singletrack trails, Adams Camp is yet another splendid network located just west of town. Adams Camp connects with several other trails for those looking to spend an entire day in the glorious Green Mountains.

Rock Climbing

Experienced rock climbers will have a field day in our lush wilderness as most of our granite rock walls were practically molded for climbing. Sunrise Mountain Guides has the area’s top climbing guides for those in need of a little expert help. Whether you’re a first-timer or self-taught climber, their professionally-trained staff will teach you all the tricks of rock climbing. Their guided tours typically take place in the aforementioned Smugglers’ Notch State Park.

Stowe VT Dining

things to do in stowe vtStart each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee and fluffy pancakes smothered in locally-sourced maple syrup before venturing into the Green Mountains for an afternoon of adventure and exploration. Upon return, enjoy a local brew and gourmet New England cuisine here at Edson Hill, one of the best restaurants in Stowe VT. Enjoy a glorious spring sunset from the comfort of your lavish yet rustic cottage complete with a wood-burning fireplace, king-size bed, and a soothing soaking tub. To book a well-deserved springtime vacation to Stowe VT, please give us a call today at 1-802-253-7371, or visit us online at