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After the first snowfall, this tiny town (pop. hovering around 4,000) in Northern Vermont is packed with cold-weather fun. Try snowshoeing on the southern slopes of Mount Mansfield or just hiking through the scenic area. Then, soak up the atmosphere and sample Vermont’s other allure: craft beer and ciders, with von Trapp Brewing (inspired by the real von Trapp family who lived here after leaving Austria) and Stowe Cider, two local favorites. Want to get into the outdoor holiday spirit but you’re not into skiing? Go for a horse-led sleigh ride through the snow (if there’s one occasion when you can get away with singing “Jingle Bells,” it’s this one. Take it).
Bring: Stuff a cozy sweater (for men, we recommend the Knox River Fair Isle Cardigan Sweater) into your bag for some lazy-afternoon antique-ing. For a live-music venue at night, ladies can slip into a heather-grey Providence River Dress and wrap up in Mount Madison Long Down Coat to stay warm.