Running from Stowe to the village of Moscow is a great opportunity to get some flat, continuous road running on a quieter road paralleling Rt. 100. River Rd., just outside of Stowe Village, parallels busy Rt. 100 along Little River for 2.25 miles between Stowe and Moscow. There are nice views of the river and countryside. In Moscow, there is a very small main street with a pizza place, old mill, and glass blowing studio. Moscow is home to the so-called ‘shortest July 4 parade’ in the United States.
There are two options for the return. An out and back, making for a 4.5 mile run. A loop option is 6.8 miles, with a 600 foot elevation gain. Take Moscow Rd. to where it intersects with Rt. 100, head south on Rt. 100 for about 0.4 miles (run on shoulder, opposite traffic), and take a right on Gold Brook Rd. Follow for about 1 mile, and at the intersection with Stowe Hollow Rd., turn left onto Covered Bridge Rd., and follow to the intersection with Stowe Hollow Rd., continuing straight onto School St. in town (elementary school, library, skating rink, playground). Stowe Hollow is one of Stowe’s more exclusive residential areas. There are numerous hilly, dirt roads to run on in this area.
Add-On: For an even longer run, see our Stowe Hollow run.