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Stowe is a four season resort town located in north-central Vermont at the base of Mount Mansfield - Vermont's highest peak.
Stowe is located at the Junction of Vermont Routes 108 and 100. Access is 10 miles North on Rte 100 from Exit 10 on Interstate 89. The closest major airport is Burlington (BTV) about 40 minutes away. Stowe is about 2 hours from Montreal, 3 hours from Boston and 6 hours from New York City.
Most of the the activity in Stowe is centered in the historic Village and along the Mountain Road (Route 108) that extends from the Village about 5 miles to the ski area. It is easy to get around, and in the winter there is a free shuttle that runs frequently between the Village and the Mountain.
The Vermont Ski Museum moved from Brandon to Stowe Vermont in 2002. It is located on Main Street across from Stowe Craft Design Center. It is open from 12 - 5 everyday except closed on Tuesdays. Admission is by donation. The exhibits change regularly. Recent exhibts included Lost Ski Areas Remembered, A Timeline of Vermont's Skiing History and a display of old equipment. Made famous by the "Sound of Music", the Trapp Family Lodge is a must see when visting Stowe. In the winter, the public can enjoy cross country skiing. In summer, concerts in the Trapp Family Meadow are popular with visitors and locals. Nearby, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Cabot Cheese Outlet and the Cold Hollow Cider Mill are on many people's lists of favorite stops. Stowe has many photo opportunities: covered bridges, hiking trails, a river winding through town, mountains and of course brilliant fall foliage
The list of activities in Stowe is quite extensive, particularly for those who enjoy outdoor sports.
Stowe is considered by many to be the Ski Capital of the East. Stowe Mountain Resort  has complete info on ski resort offerings, trail maps, ski conditions, etc.
For cultural and other activities click 
Lots of unique shops in Stowe - there are no chains or outlets in Stowe which is part of it's charm. The retail shops are mixed in with restaurants, coffee houses, inns, offices and homes. Many of the buildings are old and interesting just to walk through. Click for a list of shops. Click  for village stores shopping hours.
There are no big parking lots, so you won't be trying to remember which row and section your car is in. Retail shopping is on both sides of Main Street which is also known as Route 100. More shops are spread out along the Mountain Road, or Route 108. Mountain Road forms a "T" with Main Street.
Some Favorites: Vermont Heritage Gifts & Crafts, In Company Clothing, Shaw's General Store, Stowe Craft Gallery, Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens, AJ's Ski & Sports, Harvest Market, Mountain Cheese and Wine
Stowe is famous for its many fine restaurants Click  for a complete listing.