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