Dogs In Stowe

It's Pet Adoption Weekend

For over 100 years, Coldwell Banker has helped people find homes.  This year, they're adding to the mission, by extending the effort to people's best friend.  That's why we've partnered with the North Country Animal League, in Morrisville, to help our furry friends find a warm comfortable home filled with laughter, joy and fun.  That's also why we will be hosting an open house on Saturday, August 1, to bring attention to all the animals in our area, who are in need of a home.  Join us here at 91 Main Street, on August 1, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for refreshments, dog treats, and other goodies.  Bring a friend, and meet some of NCAL's most adorable critters.

All you dog lovers will love this video.  Be sure to turn up the volume.  To see what animals are currently available for adoption, visit the NCAL website. 


Stowe Farmers' Market | Every Sunday

Stowe Farmers' Market

Stowe, VT Farmers' Market Every Sunday

If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday before you leave town or as a part of your tour on the Stowe Rec path, check out the Stowe Farmers' Market.  It's every Sunday across from the StoweFlake Resort from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  The Stowe Farmers' Market  features wonderful local farms with fresh picked veggies, art exhibits, jewelry and food!  Stop by Black Diamond BBQ and ask for Jason the owner and ski bum teammate of McKee!  It's great family fun and located about half way up the Rec path so it's a good resting point.

They feature local music as well as a variety of other locally produced goods.

Read more here: Stowe Farmers Market

Experience The Stowe Rec Path | Smith Macdonald Group

Stowe, VT offers year round activities, one of the major draws in this area aside from Stowe Mt. Resort and The Trapp Family Lodge, is the the rec path.

The rec path is 11 miles long and runs from the center of Stowe Village up towards Mt. Mansfield, ending near Topnotch Resort. The path follows the West Branch River and the Mt. Road.

It is great for biking, walking, running in the summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are plenty of swimming holes located along the path.

The path is fun for all ages and there are places to stop and eat along the way so you can fully experience all Stowe has to offer.  During the summer the Helen Day Art Center hosts Exposed in Stowe, an outdoor art exhibit along the path.

Running next to the paved Rec Path, is the Quiet Path, which is for walking and quiet enjoyment of the natural surroundings, it's also great for walking your dog off the leash.

For more information on the path click here: Stowe Rec Path

Cady Hill Forest Conservation Project | Stowe VT Land Trust Makes Final Push

Here we go people, we've been blogging, tweeting and reporting on the progress of the Cady Hill Forest Conservation Project being conducted by the Stowe Land Trust.  Let's make the final few days of April count.  If we can raise $100K then the Stafford Family Foundation will donate $25K!

Also the Stowe Mountain Bike Club has signed on to develop and maintain the Mt. bike trails within the forest.  Check it out here.

Here's an update on the Cady Hill Forest Project.


Help Support Stowe Land Trust's Next Venture

Cady Hill Forest Update!!!

$100,000 Challenge Announced for Cady Hill Forest

The community is being challenged to raise $100,000 in the month of April, in order to claim a generous $25,000 gift for Cady Hill Forest from the Stafford Family Foundation.

The land trust, which has raised nearly $1.2 million toward the $1.56 million project, is urging the community to pitch in and get the job done.

For everyone who has been thinking about giving to the project, we urge you to donate before April 30th so we can claim this gift!

Stowe Land Trust works hard to preserve the land in and around Stowe.  This is one of the many reasons Stowe remains pure and natural looking and fantastic.  Their new project will help to conserve the Cady Hill Forest for generations to come.  What the result will be is 320 acres of town forest preserved and put into use with 11 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, walking the dog, snowshoeing and more.  All of this will be a short walk from the village of Stowe.  This will add to the many properties that the Stowe Land Trust has preserved and put to community use over the years like Wiessner & Kirchner Woods, H. D. Burnham Farm and Mill Trail Property.

In order to get there the Stowe Land Trust needs to raise the final $450,000 by May 30, 2012.  Help Stowe Land Trust reach this goal by donating to help preserve this beautiful land.

Visit the Stowe Land Trust site to learn more about the Cady Hill Forest and all their projects.  Donate and Learn Here.

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Gear Up For The 4th of July in Stowe, The What, Where & When

Coming to Stowe for the weekend or trying to decided if you want to come, here's the schedule for the weekend including all the celebrations on the 4th!

Don't miss the seven miles of shopping.

Wine tasting at Trapp Family Lodge.

Stowe Farmers Market.

4th of July Celebrations Here.

Stowe VT Bike Path

Stowe Bike Path, known locally as the Rec Path is a fun way to spend the day outside getting to know the town of Stowe. It's great for families and anyone really! You can pick up the bike path in various locations along the Mountain Road. It start behind the Stowe Community Church right in town and take it all the way to the Topnotch Meadows, a 10 mile round trip. Take your time and stop for a dip in the West Branch River. Grab a bite at any number of restaurants long the path or a locally brewed beer at the Shed. You will even find the Percy Farm Corn Maze just past the half-way mark. For details on the Stowe Bike Path click here.

Map of the Stowe Bike Path

  • Stowe Bike Path: You can pick up the bike path in various locations along the Mountain Road. You can start behind the Stowe Community Church right in town and take it all the way to the Topnotch Meadows, a 10 mile round trip. Take your time and stop for a dip in the West Branch River. Grab a bit at any number of restaurants long the path or a locally brewed beer at the Shed. You will even find the Percy Farm Corn Maze just past the half-way mark. For a full map of the Stowe Bike Path click here.


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    Washburn Ceremics, Stowe VT

    If you are looking for a great gift idea and want to support our local community, I have the best suggestion! Katherine Washburn, owner of Washburn Ceremics makes the most wonderful hand painted ceremics. Her stuff is the most fun! She will do custom images too, you just have to send her a picture of your favorite pet. I had her do a clock and lamp of my daughter's dog, Gizmo, a few years ago. He is still one of her best sellers!

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    Eating and Drinking on a Friday Afternoon in Stowe VT

    I just happened upon this information and thought how perfect wine tasting and chocolate sampling on the same day! Not a drinker myself, I'll be heading straight for the chocolate.

    If you are looking for something to brighten this gloomy Vermont day, right here in Stowe, check out these two events today, June 6th:

    Wine Tasting in the Trapp Family Lodge Wine Cellar, 4-6PM Indulge in a selection of wines from Washington State's Columbia Valley. A sign up sheet is available at the front desk, call 253-5742 or 800-826-7000 to sign up! There is a $15/person fee for this event.

    Laughing Moon Chocolates Benefit Chocolate Tasting, 3-7PM This event benefits the African Food Aid and Water treatment programs in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. A $5 donation is requested, in exchange you will be treated to make your own chocolates, plenty of samples, give aways and dipping demos! Enjoy.

    After drinking all that wine and eating all that chocolate you may want to walk or run it off... what better way to do that then to join the NCAL MUTT STRUTT on Saturday June 7th. It is too late to register online, so head over to the event at 8AM tomorrow to pledge or donate. Now you are supporting 2 great cause in 1 weekend. Check out my daughter's NCAL Mutt, Gizmo, below!