Moscow Vermont is a small hamlet of Stowe and includes the Shaw Hill area just off of River Road. Ideally located south of Stowe Village, Moscow has easy access to interstate I-89 and is close to Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Family Lodge. Homes are typically New England farm style with a mixture of newer homes set along the West Branch River blending newer contemporary farm style with the original farm homes.
The little “town” of Moscow includes a quirky parade every Fourth of July, billed as the “World’s Shortest,” where all floats are built the morning of. Originating in 1975, the now famous parade, all 10 minutes of it, also features the Moscow All-Men’s Marching Band, where the area’s male residents hoist boom boxes on their shoulders and the Ladies Lawn Chair Brigade, where the area’s female residents perform drills with folding chairs. The newest residents of Moscow bring up the rear of the parade with shovels and wheelbarrows to shovel any left behind horse manure! An event not to be missed.
You will also find many miles of trails conserved through the Stowe Land Trust and private families. Cady Hill Forest can be accessed from Shaw Hill and the Crawford property, Wall Trail is accessed from Barnes Hill Road. Both trails wind deep into the tranquil forest and make you feel like you are in a remote place. If you are lucky, you may sneak a view of a beaver or catch a glimpse of a moose. No motorized vehicles are allowed making the trails wonderful for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
The “other Moscow”, once boasted its own post office, general store and gristmill but today Moscow is a quieter place, mostly residential with just a few service oriented businesses including The Pizza Joint and Little River Hot Glass Studio.