A long, three-day weekend that signals the start of summer, Memorial Day also is a day for military ceremonies, parades, and BBQ. This year may mean the official ceremonies and parades are canceled or downsized, but you can still enjoy a great Memorial Day vacation here in Stowe.
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Visit a Local Cemetery
Take a solemn walk through one of Stowe’s seven cemeteries, the Old Yard Cemetery. This historic cemetery offers a slice of New England history. Veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War veterans, and Green Mountain boys from throughout the years are laid to rest here. Take a moment for a silent prayer of thanks as you look out over the headstones.
If military units marching sharply along and snappy marching bands are usually a part of your Memorial Day celebrations, you still have a few options this year. Have your own parade or stream one! Free Wi-Fi in your vacation rental in Stowe makes it easy to watch as many National Memorial Day Parades and tributes that you want. The National Symphony Orchestra and United Air Force Band both have plenty of YouTube videos that will fill your day with moving, patriotic music.
Grab your red, white and blue masks, and flags, and have your own parade along the Stowe Recreation Path. This maintained trail is usually filled with outdoor types as they hike, jog, and bike along the path, but it’s going to be a great (and safe) route for your parade. There are plenty of benches along the path perfect for taking a quiet moment of thanks and a few post-worthy pics.
Cookouts and Picnics
Memorial Day celebrations usually include BBQ or a picnic, so order take-out from a local restaurant like Black Diamond BBQ or the Sunset Grille & Tap Room. Everything’s already packed up and ready to go, making it easy to take along on a hike. Have your picnic in a grassy meadow in a local Stowe Park like Thompson Park, which also offers picnic tables, grills, and a great view of Mt. Mansfield.
Have your cookout at the park, or grille out on your deck. Just pick up your fresh, locally sourced meats from The Butchery here in Stowe. They offer prepared foods too if you’re not in the grilling mood. Just don’t forget the hot sauce!
Memorial Day in Stowe
It’s easy to commemorate Memorial Day here in Stowe! If you need more suggestions for tributes, BBQ take-out, or the best vacation rental in Stowe, give us a call today!