We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Stowe Recreation Path

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Stowe, VT 05672
Phone Number:
+1 802-253-7321
Website
Description:

Between the West Branch River and Route 108 is a biking trail full of...

Between the West Branch River and Route 108 is a biking trail full of scenic vistas and small town atmosphere.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 979 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 747
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fantastic views in a peaceful setting

Great way to spend the day with family and friends. Great places to eat and stores to visit along the way especially on Farm market days!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
risk802
,
Essex, Vermont
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

979 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 953: English reviews
Essex, Vermont
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend the day with family and friends. Great places to eat and stores to visit along the way especially on Farm market days!

Helpful?
Thank risk802
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from near the Stoweflake hotel to the main Stowe village on a crisp sunny day. It was longer than expected but this was a good thing! We hardly saw anyone else and it felt like a country walk even though we were not too far from the mountain road.

Helpful?
Thank Rachel W
TN
Level Contributor
210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made time to spend on the Rec Path during our recent visit! It was perfect for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or walking. We made a day of it, enjoyed a picnic at a gazebo, and even found a geocache while we were out. Always love this when we visit! Would commend and will certainly visit the next time we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tnanna
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here midweek just after a snowfall - it was like a winter wonderland! Very few people, beautiful scenery. The path is 5.5 miles long one way and is not a loop so if you walk one way you have to come back the same distance. The path does actually cross main streets a few times so you can... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ivona_Kolo
Toowoomba, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 8 (youngest aged 8) spent a day cross-country skiing. It's free unlike a lot of the other X-country treks in Stowe. The kids loved going over the bridges! Great fun!

Helpful?
Thank HeikiV
Babylon, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented bikes in Stowe. I asked how long the bike path is and they said it was 5 miles. We biked the whole path, over bridges, through beautiful woods with exquisite fall foliage, around lakes and streams, and reached the end. I thought it was 5 miles round trip but the path ends and you have to go all... More 

Helpful?
Thank LynneS_NY
Evans, GA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked this path in December, just after a big snow and the path was plowed and easy to walk except for the bridge over the river. It is a good way to get around and I viewed runners and families with babies on their back and strollers, even in the cold temperatures.

Helpful?
Thank jjkszk
Stowe
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Stowe Recreation Path is a 5 1/2 mile paved, off the main road path designed for all types of non-motorized transporting. Thus you'll see walkers, runners, bikers, rollerbladers either solo or in groups enjoying it. It runs next to the Little River and there are benches every little ways so if you get tired you can stop and listen... More 

Helpful?
Thank John C
Reading, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Recreation Path is paved and about 5 miles long. It is very scenic with water views (& bridge crossings) and beautiful landscape. You could stroll, run, or bike and stop along the way to picnic, visit shops, restaurants, galleries or other places of interest, if you desire.

Helpful?
1 Thank jwc491
Johnson, Vermont
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A nice path that will take you along some nice views of nature. A nice bike ride that is not to strenuous for the beginner. Beautiful in the flowering seasons.

Helpful?
Thank robertconcordnissan

Travellers who viewed Stowe Recreation Path also viewed

 

Been to Stowe Recreation Path? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Stowe Recreation Path and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question
Cape Vincent, New York, United States
Chicago, Illinois
1 month ago
Montpelier, Vermont
3 months ago
hixson, tennessee
7 months ago

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Stowe Recreation Path staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?