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Planning a vacation with your pet? Look no further than pet-friendly Stowe, Vermont! This charming town offers a range of lodging options, delicious restaurants, and plenty of activities for both you and your furry friend. Whether you’re interested in exploring scenic hiking trails, taking a gondola ride to enjoy breathtaking views, or indulging in some ice cream at the famous Ben and Jerry’s, Stowe has it all. Read on to discover the best time to visit and the top pet-friendly attractions in this picturesque destination.

Guide To Pet Friendly Stowe, Vermont

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Best Time To Visit Stowe With Pets

There truly is no “bad” time of year to visit pet-friendly Stowe! When you visit will likely depend on the things you’d like to do during your trip.

Spring is ideal if you want to sample the state’s famous maple syrup. Usually, sometime in March, the locals begin collecting and boiling the sap from the maple trees into syrup. Several maple sugaring tours are available during the season, including one at Trapp Family Lodge.

Stowe’s idyllic summer weather makes it a popular destination from June through August. With mostly clear skies and highs in the 60s and 70s, it’s hard to beat! For a quieter visit during this time, plan to arrive in June. Most New Englanders don’t flock to the region until the Fourth of July weekend.

Of course, there’s nowhere like New England in the fall! If apple orchards and colorful foliage are what you’re after, plan your trip between mid-September and mid-October. Keep in mind that you’ll likely have some rain, so pack an umbrella. And book your pet-friendly accommodations well in advance!

And that brings us to winter, which is the perfect time to visit pet-friendly Stowe if you want to hit the slopes or play in the snow. The best skiing conditions are generally in February or even March. Pack appropriately for winter visits — high temperatures between December and March average in the teens and 20s.

Guide To Pet Friendly Stowe, Vermont

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Pet-Friendly Things To Do In Stowe

Stowe’s pet-friendly activities are nearly endless. So, we’re highlighting some of our favorites. But you can find even more options under “Activities” on GoPetFriendly.com!

Stowe Recreational Path

Leashed pets are welcome on this 5.2-mile, paved bike and walking path. Beginning behind the Stowe Community Church on Main Street in historic Stowe Village, the path winds along the river to a classic covered bridge. Sculptures have been placed along the way, and many dog-friendly shops and restaurants are accessible from the path. You’ll also find picnic and swimming areas dotting the trail — perfect for enjoying the scenic mountain views.

The Quiet Path

The Rec path connects to Stowe’s Quiet Path, a mowed greenway for walkers and joggers only. Meandering along the West Branch of Little River for a relaxing 1.8 miles, dogs under voice command can romp off-leash here.

Stowe Gondola SkyRide

When you’re ready to see Mt. Mansfield – Vermont’s highest mountain – up close, head to Stowe Mountain Resort and jump on the pet-friendly gondola ride. The panoramic views of the surrounding Green Mountains are stunning. And you can choose to take the gondola back down or walk the trails to the bottom!

Stowe’s Auto Toll Road

If gondola rides aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy the views from the top of Mt. Mansfield by taking the historic Toll Road. The 4.5-mile drive climbs to a summit of 3,850 feet and offers views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. There is nowhere to get food on the Toll Road, so pack a picnic and plan to take a hike, have lunch, and thoroughly enjoy the scenery.

Hike To Moss Glen Falls

It’s a short hike to Vermont’s tallest waterfall, cascading 85 feet! The trailhead is at 369-615 Moss Glen Falls Road, which is just a 5-minute drive from Stowe’s historic Village. And the falls are only about a quarter-mile from the trailhead. Though signage is limited, the trail is quite obvious. Following the brook upstream, the trail comes to a fork. You can go left up a steep, rooty climb to the perfect location for taking photos. Or go to the right and follow the outer edge of the river to the base of the falls. The trail continues on an old woods road. At about the 1.5-mile mark (just after a wooden bridge), the road turns left and begins a steep ascent to a viewless summit. If you want to get your heart pumping – this is for you!

Smugglers’ Notch State Park

Smugglers’ Notch – a narrow pass lined with 1,000-foot cliffs through the Green Mountains – is one of the best scenic drives in North America. In addition to the drive, you’ll find some fantastic (and challenging!) pet-friendly hiking trails here. For another opportunity to view a waterfall, try the Bingham Falls Trail. Or park at the Smugglers’ Notch Information Booth and climb the Sterling Pond Trail to a scenic pond stocked with trout. After the steep hike, there’s an additional easy loop around the pond as a reward!

Visit Ben and Jerry’s

Ben and Jerry’s first factory was built in 1985 in Waterbury, Vermont – just a 15-minute drive from Stowe. The facility continues to manufacture around 350,000 pints per day and gives fans a sneak peek at the company’s humble beginnings. Note that Factory Experience is human-only, and tickets are released two weeks in advance of any chosen date. Pre-purchasing your tickets online is highly encouraged due to limited capacity. While some people in your group are on the factory tour, you and your pets can enjoy the Flavor Graveyard together. Here the “Dearly De-pinted” flavors are commemorated in a shady memorial garden. Of course, the main attraction at Ben and Jerry’s is the Scoop shop. Be sure to get a treat for yourself and your pup. The Doggie Desserts are extremely popular! And the grounds offer plenty of space to enjoy your ice cream while taking in the lovely mountain views.

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