Green Mountain Byway

Extraordinary in Every Way

The Green Mountain Byway travels through the towns of Waterbury and Stowe between the spine of the northern Green Mountains to the west and the peaks of the Worcester Range to the east. Traveling along the Byway provides stunning views of open meadows, farmland and forests, all with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Historic homes, farmsteads, villages, mill sites, the Waterbury Reservoir and three state parks are accessible along the route as is the area’s most prominent natural feature, Mount Mansfield - Vermont’s highest peak - which provides ample opportunities for recreation.

Explore the history of the Green Mountain Byway communities, learn more about four-season recreation activities, discover tastes from farms and local food producers and take in breathtaking views of mountains, forests, farmland, waterfalls and other natural sites.


Bringing together two of Vermont’s historic downtowns and combining the trip with a whole lot of sight-seeing and discovery is the Green Mountain Byway. Find your way around with our map.


Kayaking in the Fall

Outdoor Recreation

The Green Mountain Byway provides four-season access to Vermont’s premier outdoor recreation region, with a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all interests and abilities. With an abundance of public land, the possibilities are endless.

Cold Hollow Cider

Chews & Brews

Pretty much every visit to this region includes a factory tour at Ben & Jerry’s, and cider and donuts at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Add to that local farmer's markets selling maple syrup any time of year, and restaurants featuring a range of menu choices and you can rest assured that no one goes away hungry.

Stowe Vermont Church Overlook During Fall

History & Heritage

Mountain pursuits are deep within the fabric of this region, and the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum gives visitors a great view of the development of these sports. Check out other museums, too.

West Branch Gallery in Stowe

Arts and Culture

An extraordinary range of shops and art galleries – including the Helen Day Art Center – feature art, sculpture, and fine craft. Restaurants and clubs host nightly entertainment during peak seasons, and theater groups and arts venues bring an assorted mix of music, theater, and dance to the area.

Learn more about the Green Mountain Byway.