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Summer brings warm days and plenty to do. Hiking trails open Memorial Day weekend, but street biking starts soon after the snow is gone, fishing begins in early April, and the Stowe Rec Path is paved so you can climb from the village to the mountain any time! Enjoy alpine slides, canoe & kayak trips, gondolas & tramways generally start operating in late May or early June as temperatures warm.

Alpine Slides

Stowe Alpine Slide, Stowe, 2300 ft. ride down Spruce Peak

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Bicycling & Bicycle Rentals

Vermont Bikeways Map
Biking information and PDF bikeways map from the Vermont Dept of Tourism.

AJ's Ski & Sports, Stowe
Tel. 800-226-6257, Mountain, Road, & Hybrid bike rentals

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common
Tel. 800-729-7751 Mountain bike rentals and tours

Peace Pups Dog Drawn Scooter, Lake Elmore
Tel. 802-888-7733, Spring & fall trail runs

Pinnacle Ski & Sports, Stowe & Jeffersonville
Tel. 877-445-1280 Mountain bike rentals and trail information

Stowe Recreation Path, Stowe
5.5 mile greenway, paved for non-motorized recreation

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association - Biking in Vermont
Lists tour operators, clubs & associations with links for maps, rules, etc.

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Canoeing & Kayaking

AJ's Ski & Sports, Stowe
Tel. 800-226-6257 Canoe & kayak rentals

Lake Eden, Rte 100, Eden
Boat access on Rte 100 north of the beach.

Bert's Boats
73 Smugglers' View Road, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-8189 or 802-730-2216 Canoe & Kayak tours, lessons, and repairs

Elmore State Park, Elmore
Tel. 802-888-2982 Lake Elmore access

Green River Reservoir State Park, Hyde Park
Tel. 802-888-1349 Undeveloped wilderness-like experience.

Pinnacle Ski & Sports, Stowe & Jeffersonville
Tel. 877-445-1280 Canoe & kayak rentals

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-2317 Rentals (including car racks), trips on the Winooski & Lamoille Rivers, classes, lakeside rentals at Waterbury Reservoir and Lake Champlain

Vermont Canoe & Kayak, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-8336 Rentals, shuttle service, group trips

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Canopy Tours / Zip-Lines

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, Smugglers' Notch
Tel. 802-644-9300 Canopy tour by zip-lines, rappelling, and sky bridges.

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Dog Carting

Peace Pups Dog Sled Tours, Lake Elmore
Tel. 802-888-7733 Fall Dog Cart Tours

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Fishing

Catamount Fishing Adventures, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-8500 Guided tours, equipment provided.

The Fly Rod Shop, Rte 100 South, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-7346 Guided tours & instruction for both fly fishing & spin fishing, retail shop

Green Mountain Troutfitters, Rte 108 South, Jeffersonville
Tel. 800-495-4271 or 802-644-2214, Fly fishing retail outlet & tours

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Golf

Copley Country Club, Morrisville
Tel 802-888-3013 9 holes, 2775 yards

Ryder Brook Golf Course, Morrisville
Tel. 802-888-3525 9 holes, 6038 yards

Jay Peak Resort, Jay
Tel. 800-451-4449, 18 holes, 6874 yards

Stowe Country Club, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-4893 18 holes, 6185 yards

Stowe Mountain Club Golf Course, Stowe
Tel. 888-478-6938 18 holes, 6400 yards

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Gondola / Tramway

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, Smugglers' Notch
Tel. 802-644-9300 Canopy tour by zip-lines, rappelling, and sky bridges.

Jay Peak Aerial Tramway, Jay
Tel. 802-988-2611

Mt. Mansfield Gondola, Stowe
Tel. 800-253-4754 Open 10-5 July - Labor Day, weekends thereafter through the weekend after Columbus Day (Canadian Thanksgiving)

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Hiking / Walking

Please note that trails are closed for Mud Season each year until Memorial Day. Using muddy trails can damage them and lead to increased erosion. When hiking in late October and November (deer hunting season), wear visible orange.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common
Tel. 800-729-7751 Trails, nature walks, bird walks

Elmore State Park, Elmore
Tel. 802-888-2982 Hike to the top of Elmore Mountain.

Long Trail
The Long Trail runs the length of Vermont, connecting with the Appalachian Trail near Killington. It crosses VT Rte 15 east of Johnson. North of VT Rte 15 is the new foot bridge over the Lamoille River.

Moss Glen Falls, Randolph Road, Stowe
A short hike to a waterfall

Northern Vermont Nature Walks, Hardwick
Tel. 802-472-9303, Sats 8-5, reservations required; Guided nature walks on the Hardwick Trails behind Hazen Union High School

Perry Holbrook Memorial State Park, Rte 122, Sheffield
A park left in its natural condition with hiking trails and ponds. Open for hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, and hunting.

Pinnacle Ski & Sports, Stowe & Jeffersonville
Tel. 877-445-1280 Free day hiking maps

Smugglers' Notch State Park, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-4014 Access to the Long Trail and Mt. Mansfield

Stowe Recreation Path & Quiet Path, Stowe
5.5 mile greenway, paved for non-motorized recreation

Sunset Rock, Stowe
A recreation area in the heart of Stowe with views of the village and Green Mountains beyond. Accessible for the mobility impaired.

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Horseback Riding

Brewster Ridge Horse Center, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-8051, Trail & pony rides, open June thru mid-October

Edson Hill Manor, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-8954 Trail rides, private lessons

Lajoie Stables, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-5347 Year-round trail rides, pony rides, & horse drawn sleigh & wagon rides.

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Miniature Golf

Common Acres Recreation Park, Hyde Park
Tel. 802-888-4154 18 hole miniature golf, go-carts.

Stowe Golf Park, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-9951 Open May - October, 18 hole miniature golf

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Soaring

Stowe Soaring, Morrisville-Stowe State Airport, Morrisville
Tel. 800-898-7845 Glider rides and tours, glider rentals and instruction.

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Swimming

Swimming Hole, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-9229 Indoor swimming facility with lap pool, children's pool, and exercise equipment.

Elmore State Park, Elmore
Tel. 802-888-2982 Lake Elmore beach

Lake Eden, Rte 100, Eden
Beach and lake swimming

Green River Reservoir State Park, Hyde Park
Tel. 802-888-1349 Undeveloped wilderness-like experience.

Pumphouse Indoor Water Park, Jay Peak Resort, Jay
Tel. (802) 988-2611 La Chute slides, Double Barrel Flowrider, hot tubs, lazy river, kids area. Open year-round.

Smugglers' Notch Water Park, Jeffersonville
Tel. 800-451-8752 8 heated pools and 4 water slides. Open June - September.

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Tennis

Inn at the Mountain Tennis Club, Stowe Mountain Resort

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Julie & John Rohleder, Innkeepers
258 Fitch Hill Road, Hyde Park, VT 05655
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