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“nice path , but a bit overrated”

Stowe Recreation Path
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Between the West Branch River and Route 108 is a biking trail full of scenic vistas and small town atmosphere.
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Did this 8/15 with my fiancée. We rented bikes and started out at basically the midway point. We ended up going the full 11 miles both ways. The paths wind along the river, passing all the local hotels, eateries, ...etc. The path itself is an easy take, not strenuous at all. If you are in the mood for a shady, slow pace walk it's a nice take. If you want breathtaking views, there are other attractions for that.

The Views were ok but not amazing like most of the reviews said. There are some random art pieces at the end of one side of the trail. A corn maze in the middle Plenty of benches to stop and rest/talk. The bridges over the water were nice. Nothing overall that you must take the path to go see. It literally is just a nice walk along the river.

The people were for the most part friendly and courteous. Most were quick with a hello and a smile along the path. Unfortunately, we saw a wreck. A 10 year old came too fast off a bridge and forced a older woman off the path where she fell into the brush. The whole family drove by and pretended like nothing happened.

Thank lilleftu
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The rec path is an amazing asset to a wonderful resort. The folks who pioneered its construction decades ago were brilliant! We love it for walking, biking, scootering, and hanging out at the swiimming holes along the river. Some bikers get a little crazy (it's not the Indy 500) so caution is advisable.

1  Thank SandyRiver
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

It's a lovely, for the most part, shaded path easily accessible behind the church. Lots of interesting art pieces and bridges along the way. Yes, there are people biking along the path, as well as the walkers and runners, but everybody seems to be quite considerate and polite in passing each other so it didn't seem like a problem for me. Very enjoyable walk.

1  Thank NancyJean2013
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This path is long enough to take a decent bike ride. I believe it is about 5 or so miles long. You can rent bikes hourly at AJ's which is right on the path. I love seeing the babbling brook that runs alongside most of the path. It's a beautiful path and mostly wooded.

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Great for walking, running and biking! There are miles of trail to enjoy through commercial and farming neighborhoods.

1  Thank Jackstone164
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