Stowe Pinnacle Trail

Stowe Pinnacle is a quick drive from Burlington, Vermont that provides stunning views of classic Vermont scenery.

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It is an arduous family hike, quick day hike, or exhilarating trail run! From the summit, there are stunning views of Mount Hunger to the south and Mount Mansfield to the northwest.

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Although it is only 2.8 miles out-and-back, this is a challenging hike, as it is very steep!

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Along the way is a tepee made of saplings and assorted rock statues. I recommend bringing a picnic and turning this into an all day event. Stop by Moss Glen Falls for  a short yet scenic hike which leads to gorgeous waterfalls with refreshing swimming holes.

Alex and I have found that the best way to enjoy an autumn foliage hike is with homemade maple apple bread and a thermos of hot coffee! We always use Silloway Maple  syrup as it is locally owned and operated and utilizes solar power!

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Maple Apple bread made with Silloway Maple

Maple Apple Bread Recipe:

*Preheat oven to 325

Combine 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour.

In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup of maple syrup, one egg, 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Mix in dry ingredients. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of diced apples. Bake in a greased pan for 60 minutes. Enjoy on your next foliage adventure!

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