June 11thto June 13th is the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival on the grounds of the Stoweflake Inn and Spa in Stowe. Balloon rides are around $350.00. The balloons only fly in the early morning (about 6:00 am and 7pm to 8pm )and late afternoon or evening. Don't expect them to fly if there is any kind of wind....Here is a video from a previous year.
Stowe's recreational path is an all year round trail. You can bike, hike, stroll, and ski on it, 365 days a year. The 5.3-mile paved trail starts in Stowe Village, next to the Stowe Congregational church, winds its way through the woods and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges. Numerous shops, lodges, and restaurants are accessible from the path.
This delightful track can be enjoyed by both experienced cyclists and first-time bikers. It's also the perfect opportunity to see all that Stowe has to offer..