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Stowe Quiet Path

One entrance to the path
One entrance to the path
Chris Young

The Stowe Quiet Path is an offshoot of the Stowe Recreation Path and it has become a favorite for locals and tourists alike to play with their pawed friends.This is another beautiful place to walk your dog year round (although mud season can be messy). It is also a wonderful place to socialize your new puppy or stubborn old canine. There are usually several people walking about any time during the day and if you stop by for a stroll on the weekend you might find yourself surrounded by wagging tails. 

The path winds along a small stream with many spots to access the water and around and through farm fields. The winter snow is flattened by a plow to create a nice walking trail and the frequent visitors keep the path packed. In the warmer months you can enjoy a nice grassy stroll. There are stunning views of Mount Mansfield and Hunger Mountain and information plaques along the way to give new visitors a little background on the area. One very clever thing that the quiet path has implemented is installing trash cans with dog poop bag dispensers along the trail. Just a few years ago, you would often find several piles of dog poo underfoot, but by giving people easy access to the bags and trash has really helped clean things up! 

There are several access points to the quiet path along the recreation path, but the best place to park is probably off of Cemetery Rd. which you will find off Route 100 heading north out of Stowe. Only 45 minutes from Burlington, the Stowe Quiet Path is also a great place to throw toys, so bring a Chuckit or grab a stick and have fun!

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