December is a month that many of us look forward to… a fresh winter season, sparkling lights on homes and streets, the smell of a wood-burning stove, and of course there’s skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and so much more.  Aside from the obvious, here is our list of the best activities in Stowe and the surrounding Vermont area during the winter months.

Vermont Brewery Tours

Vermont is a craft beer hotbed and has long been hailed for our many microbreweries. As one of the top states with the most microbreweries per capita in the country, the Green Mountain state should certainly make your list of breweries to visit.

Check out 4 Points Vermont’s Brewery Tours for a convenient tour of some local brew pubs- they will even pick you up and drop you off!

It doesn’t have to be just brew pubs, we have cideries and distilleries too! Check out Stowe Tasting Tours to try some of Vermont’s award-winning craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries and take a ride on the HOPS-MOBILE, all while enjoying the stunning views of Vermont’s Green Mountains. 

Outdoor Vermont Activities

Beveridge tours not your thing?  You’ll be happy to know there’s more!  How about a sledding, snowshoe , or dog sled tour?  This is the area for all your winter fun – even when we do not have snow in the Village, there are beautiful trail networks at higher elevations perfect for these outdoor pursuits!

Check out the Snowshoe Tours to try out a new way to travel by foot.

Ever traveled by dog-sled? Eden Dog Sledding is a memorable exploration you can enjoy all year, not just in the snow!

Take a break from skiing and riding and instead Slip, Slide & Dine. Sled for two hours, warm up by the fire, and enjoy a drink and provided lunch!

Stowe Attractions

And last, we can not forget all the GREAT dining, shopping, spas, maple sugar sheds, art galleries and museums the town of Stowe and surrounding areas provide for all to enjoy.

Eat, Stay & Play- check out this ultimate winter guide to Stowe! 

Support Local, Support Stowe

Please keep in mind that many of our local restaurants and businesses are short staffed, so bring a dose of patience with you when you enter these local establishments – especially during the week between Christmas and New Years.  These are difficult times for many of our small business enterprises, but we know you’ll love them all and enjoy them over the upcoming holidays.

Here is a list of hours for our local restaurants.  

However you celebrate the season, we wish you every happiness for the upcoming holidays, seasoned with plenty of fun in the area we are all so proud to call home!