Stowe, VT: Dogsledding, Sleighs
Yankee Plus Dec 2015
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Stowe is blessed with some of the best terrain and snow conditions for dog sledding in the east. Take a step back in time before automobiles and snow machines were a way of life, when dog sledding and running dogs was the norm. It will definitely be a highlight of any winter vacation.
Eden Mountain Dogsledding
1390 Square Road
Eden Mills, VT 05653
Sleigh Riding in Stowe
Edson Hill Manor: Available all winter long through snow-laden evergreen forests. Throw blankets are provided for your comfort. Enjoy a romantic ride with your special loved one.
Stoweflake: Old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh and carriage rides through Stoweflake’s property include romantic moonlit rides for two and special group outings. Reservations are taken at the Mountain Vacation Planners Desk.
Trapp Family Lodge: It’s over the hills and through the woods with Massie and Jill, Trapp Family Lodge’s resident Belgian horses. Join them for an old-fashioned sleigh ride across their snow blanketed meadows.
Topnotch Resort and Spa offers private sleigh and carriage rides with Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides These rides take you through Vermont’s pastoral landscape, over a covered bridge and more.
Snowmobiling in Stowe
Stowe has an extensive network of snowmobile trails available to those bringing their own snow machines. Check out the Stowe Snowmobile Club at www.stowesnowmobile.org for complete details and information.
For those who prefer a tour or need to rent snow machines, try Stowe Snowmobiles for scenic rides through the forests, with incredible views along the way. Guests ride on all new 550cc Polaris Snowmobiles. Treat yourself to an adventure and experience back- country Vermont in its prime winter season.
Call for your next adventure: 802-253-6221
Tour Site and Reservation Office: Located at Umiak Outfitters on Route 100, 1 1/4 miles south of the Mountain Road.
Snowshoeing in Stowe
Stowe has a wide variety of terrain, so snowshoers can go at any pace. A great place to start is on the flat, 5.3-mile Recreation Path, which winds its way through forests and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges.
Guests can get more out of their adventure by taking a snowshoe tour, available at the following centers: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Trapp Family Lodge, and Umiak Outfitters.
The Green Mountain Club, Vermont’s largest hiking organization, has compiled a list of nine favorite snowshoe hikes in the Stowe area. The list includes trail lengths, estimated hiking times, degrees of difficulty, locations of the trailheads, and descriptions of the trails. For maps, guidebooks, and information about snowshoe hikes, visitors can stop at the Green Mountain Club on Route 100.
Stowe’s Cross-Country Ski Centers
Stowe’s interconnected cross-country ski centers provide one of the largest, most diverse trail systems in the United States. More than 150km of groomed and 100km of back country trails crisscross Stowe’s landscape. Stowe has something for everyone, featuring perfectly groomed track, smooth wide skating lanes, and some of the finest untracked backcountry skiing anywhere. Don’t be surprised if someone in a U.S. ski team uniform glides past you while you are out having fun.