Stowe Recreation Path


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Stowe Recreation Path Facts

States: Vermont
Counties: Lamoille
Length: 5.3 miles
Trail end points: Lintilhac Park and Brook Road off Route 108
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7874367
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Stowe Recreation Path Description

The Stowe Recreation Path meanders along West Branch River, past beautiful farms and through some wooded sections. The trail crosses the creek at 10 different places along the route. There are benches and picnic areas along the way, as well as access to some local businesses. At several points, there are places for wading in the river during the summer months.

The path crosses Route 108 at several points, with well-marked cross-walks that give walkers and bike riders the right of way.

Near Stowe Village, there is a Quiet Path section that shoots off the regular path, which is limited to foot-traffic only.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking locations include:

  • Lintilhac Park (behind the Stowe Community Church on Main Street)
  • Chase Park (off Luce Hill Road near Route 108)
  • Tobe Reed Park (north of Cottage Club Road on Route 108)
  • Thompson Park (off Route 108 across from the Percy Farm Corn Maze)
  • Topnotch Access (off Brook Road)

Stowe Recreation Path Reviews

Great path that is paved and well maintained. Easy bike riding where you can also walk/run. Beautiful little area as you ride through woods, pass by fields, and cross over bridges. You ride over and around a nice little creek. Bike path also rides by several of Stowe's good restaurants who all have bike racks and outdoor seating. A must do if in the area!!

We have been riding this with our grandkids for 10+ years. Now they are in high school. Enjoy the ride, the beaches along the river, restaurants and shops along the way. You can ride it up and back in an hour, or make stops and enjoy for the day.

Beautiful scenery. Mostly removed from road noise. Rolling terrain, but no hills. Slight downside -- bridges are a bit narrow and there are ten of them.


On Tuesday, July 29 we started at the bottom of the trail parking lot behind the Methodist Church on Main St in the center of the Stowe Village and went uphill to the top for the easy ride back.

Very scenic paved path along a stream parallel to 108 but well away from the highway with only 1 major street crossing. Too scenic and serene for words. Lots of places to stop, play and eat for a great family outing.

Not for road bikers since its a multi use trail with walkers, joggers, and small children, especially on the sections closest to the village.

We've rode the path on the 7/6/14 (4th of July weekend). Absolutely adorable path, great time and fun! Yes, it's a bit narrow, but it actually makes it cozy and beautiful! Also, they've done a good job putting line markers on the payment on the turns so that everybody stays on the correct side/part of the path.
What we've loved the most was what the path goes through. Views are amazing, there are even few restaurants on the path! We've even bumped into a farmers market around the middle of the path (can't promise it's always there, but we had a luck to give it a shot).

This trail is such a frustration. On the plus side, Stowe is a great town and the trail is extremely scenic. It crosses a river multiple times and has scenic views.

But the trail is just too narrow. Some of the bridge crossings aren't really wide enough for two bicycles, and the entrances to the bridges involve sharp 90 degree turns right as you get to the bridge. No doubt this was designed to slow bikers down, but the turns are a danger in and of themselves.

It's so frustrating. An otherwise perfect trail was ruined by a myopic designer. Such a shame.

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