Find stunning scenery, and plenty of shopping and dining opportunities.
You've dipped in its cool waters and tasted its farm-fresh bounty, but we've saved what is, arguably, Vermont's best for last. While most of us think pastoral landscape, anyone with a lick of French will tell you that Vermont means, quite literally, Green Mountains. Today you'll journey to Stowe — the very heart of this state's evergreen kingdom. Nestled under towering Mount Mansfield (Vermont's highest peak, at 4,393 feet), the road to Stowe village is half the fun.
Quaint though it seems, Stowe is a world-class resort town, ranked among the nation's best in dining and outdoor activity. And while its fearsome Front Four won't be open to skiers until the snow starts falling, there's plenty to explore in this small, deceptively active area. Whether it's handmade furniture, blown glass, or custom jewelry, you'll find the shopping here to be vintage Vermont. Indeed, no two stores are the same. As locals like to say: "Chains" are for tires in winter.