There are several courses within an hours drive from the Town & Country. The closest course is the Stowe Country Club. This is a challenging 18-hole course with breathtaking views and is just a half mile from our door. For more info you can call them direct at 802-253-4893.
The Country Club of Vermont (802-244-1800) is located in Waterbury 10 miles south of Stowe off Route 100. This is a new 18-hole private course and is one of the nicest in the State. As of today they are offering limited public play however this is subject to change. The Ryder Brook Golf Club (802-888-3525) is a challenging 9-hole course just 6 miles from the Town & Country north on Route 100. Blush Hill Golf Club is another 9-hole course in Waterbury, just 10 minutes from Stowe and Copley Golf Club is another popular 9-hole course, located 10 miles north in the town of Morrisville.
Other 18-hole courses within an hours drive are Sugarbush Golf Course, Orleans Golf Course, Williston Golf Course, Rocky Ridge Golf Course, Kwiniaska Golf Club, Newport Golf Club and Jay Peak Golf Course.
Mountain biking has exploded in Stowe over the last several years. Each year more terrain is added to the already extensive trail network that we are so lucky to have in our backyard! The Stowe Mountain Bike Club has spearheaded this movement and done an outstanding job maintaining and creating new trails! The most popular network of trails is now directly across the street from the Town & Country. It is called the Cady HIll Forest, also know as the Town Loops. Two new trails, Florence(Flo) and Snake were just added last summer to the existing network. This is a fantastic experience and so convenient to our guests!
We carry a great local map with several rides which we could help you find. Some other popular places to ride include the Cottonbrook Loop, The Ranch Camp area with Kimmers Loop and Hardy's Haul trails, Sterling Valley area with Lauren's Loop, 9 bridges and God Street among the favorites of that area. Trapp Family Lodge also has it's own Mountain Bike Center, with rental bikes and trails for a small fee. Also just 10 miles south is the Perry Hill Trail network in Waterbury. There are several different marked loops, with the work of volunteers and the Stowe Mountain Bike Club this has turned into one of the premier rides of the area!
Of course the award winning 5 1/2 mile recreation path travels through our back lot and is still as popular as ever! Stowe offers some outstanding biking. There are many different places to ride off road in Stowe.
If road biking is your thing, the Stowe area also has some great terrain as well. If you are feeling strong, a ride up the Mountain Road through the scenic Smugglers Notch is always a challenge. Some other popular road rides inlcude the Randolph Road, Stagecoach Road as well as Route 100 North or Rte 15 East or West.
The Stowe area has some outstanding hiking opportunites right here. Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak is the backdrop of Stowe Village. There are several different routes up Mansfield, the steep Hellbrook Trail, the famous Long Trail, or the Haselton Trail to name a few. These are all great hikes and could be done in 3 hours round trip if in good shape. Spectacular views from Canada, to New Hampshire, to New York State can be seen.
In addition to Mt. Mansfield there are many other hikes in the immediate area, including the Pinnacle Hike, on the east side of Stowe, which offers great views of Mt. Mansfield and the town of Stowe. Another favorite is the hike to Taylor Lodge, a short hike from near the Lake Mansfield Trout Club, toward Mt. Mansfield. These hikes are shorter than going up Mt. Mansfield and can be perfect when short of time.
Many people also enjoy walking on some of the back roads in the Stowe Area.
Stowe has some great flyfishing opportunities close by. The Lamoille River(10 miles North of Stowe) and the Winooski River(10 miles South of Stowe) are both excellent trout waters to explore. They both flow in a general east to west direction toward Lake Champlain, with the Winooski being the "bigger water" river of the two. The Winooski generally runs colder during the summer also due to it's feeder streams coming from higher terrain and also the cold water dam release effect from the Waterbury Reservoir. Fishing is generally best in late May & June, and then again in September and October, however the Summer can also be excellent.
There are also several other smaller rivers and streams that one can fish in the Stowe area. The West Branch of the Little River runs from Mt. Mansfield through Stowe Village along the Mountain Road. This river has native Brook Trout in it's upper stretches and also the occasional brown trout throughout it's entire stretch. This river runs along the back of the Town & Country's property.
We recommend Catamount Fishing Adventures for guide services. Owner/Guide Willy Dietrich is extremely knowledgeable of local waters and an excellent teacher and guide.
There are many lakes located in Vermont. Many are close to an hour's drive from Stowe. These lakes and reservoirs offer both bass fishing and trout fishing. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available in the Stowe Area through Umiak Outfitters, AJs Ski and Sports or Pinnacle Ski and Sports and can be transported to nearby reservoirs and lakes.
Lake Champlain Charters
If your interested in a charter on the Big Lake, we recommend Captain Brian or Captain Paul of Sure Strike Charters. They offer 4, 6 or 8 hour trips up to 4 people. Fish for Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Walleye, Brown and Rainbow Trout. They have been fishing Lake Champlain for over 40 years and is sure to put you on some fish!
For more info call Sure Strike Charters 877-641-2121. or visit Sure Strike Charters
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