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Stowe in mid-May

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Stowe in mid-May


I'm planning a brief VT getaway for me and husband in early-mid May, and Stowe is on the shortlist- I found some great rates at the Stowe Mountain Lodge.

We're really just looking to relax. We don't ski or golf, so no concern about missing the window on those. Some hiking would be nice, and maybe some exploring of the area (e.g. antique shops, galleries, etc., if there's any of that around Stowe). I also like quirky attractions and museums.

How does that sound for May? Will everything be closed since it's pretty much the off-season? Will be caked in mud? Any suggestions for other destinations in Vermont?

Any thoughts are much appreciated!


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1. Re: Stowe in mid-May

Early-mid May can go either way. The winter has been mild so far, so it might be nice - 60s & relatively dry. Or we could have a more typical mud season - 50s and muddy on the trails and back roads. There's plenty of hiking around Stowe, as well as a nice rec path. There are also a bunch of artsy shops in the village on Rt. 108, near the intersection w/ Rt. 100.

Burlington (45 min from Stowe) is another nice destination. It's larger and has more restaurants, little galleries, shops, etc... There's another nice rec path there as well, plus the Flynn Theater - a nice place for performing arts.

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2. Re: Stowe in mid-May

I was there in mid-May last year and not only was the weather beautiful (one day of rain out of a week), but lilacs were in bloom everywhere. I hope you have equally good luck!

Since you like museums, this one is well worth seeing; it reopens for the season on May 12th, if you'll be there then:


Edited: 13 March 2013, 05:23
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