News: COVID-19 Trail Updates

Recognizing the importance of fresh air and exercise, Stowe Land Trust owned properties remain open to the public. This includes: Wiessner Woods, Kirchner Woods, the Mill Trail, and DuMont Meadow. Visit our Explore Map to learn about additional recreation opportunities in Stowe. 

Below are guidelines put in place to keep you and our community safe and healthy during this pandemic. Please be responsible trail users. (Updated 5/7/2020)

  • Go out only if you are feeling healthy.
  • Please stay in Vermont to recreate. Carpool only with members of your household. 
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others unless they are members of your household. Please leash your dog so they can do the same.
  • Please do not congregate in parking lots or trails. If you arrive at a full parking lot, choose somewhere else to go outside.
  • Stay home if trails are wet. Walk through, not around, muddy spots to reduce erosion on our trails.
  • Avoid high-touch surfaces such as map holders and kiosks.
  • When possible, wear a cloth mask or face covering when others are present. This is not recommended for strenuous activity.
  • Wash your hands for 20+ seconds upon arriving home.

Other local trail networks are managed by different organizations.

Stowe Trails Partnership manages many of the local public trail networks, some of which are conserved by Stowe Land Trust including Cady Hill Forest and Adams Camp. STP will be opening their trail networks May 7 at noon. Please visit Stowe Trails Partnership's website for more information.

Stowe Trails Partnership Trail Updates

The Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation has also issued guidelines for recreating on state land. Many trails on state land are currently closed for mud season, as they are every spring. Places in town like Pinnacle Meadow, Brownsville-Story Ridge Forest, and Bingham Falls are owned by the State of Vermont and conserved with Stowe Land Trust. Please visit their website for more information. 

VT Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation Trail Updates

The Town of Stowe also owns and manages some recreation areas in Stowe such as the Recreation Path, the Quiet Path, and Mayo Farm. The Town of Stowe has posted signs encouraging social distancing at most town owned public areas. The town's website has general information about COVID-19 as well as some information about closures of recreation facilities around town. 

Town of Stowe Website

The Green Mountain Club has closed the Long Trail and associated side trails for mud season, as they do every spring. Please visit their website for more information. 

Green Mountain Club Trail Updates