Welcome to Stow!

Welcome to Stow
Maine An EncyclopediaWelcome to Stow!

Stow was settled in 1770 and incorporated as a town in 1833 on land that was once home to the Pequawket Native American community. The town narrowly hugs the New Hampshire border and follows the flow of the Cold River. The town was once busy with the logging industry, but is now most known as an access point to the White Mountain National Forest.


  • Bickford Brook Trail Brickett Pl, Stow, ME 04037
    • This 8 mile round-trip trail to the summit of Speckled Mountain is a real treat! In addition to the fabulous views from the peak, the trail passes the Bickford Slides waterfalls along the way.
  • Blueberry Mountain 716 Phillips Rd, Weld, ME 04285
    • This moderate, 4 mile loop hike offers great views along the way and from the Blueberry Mountain peak, as well as a stop for a swim at Rattlesnake Pool on the way!
  • Deer Hill Mineral Collecting Area Shell Pond Rd, Stow, ME 04037
    • For a unique summertime activity, try your luck prospecting at this public mineral site! Access to the site is by a hike of less than 1 mile, and the required permit is free and available at the trailhead.
  • Rattlesnake Flume & Pool Shell Pond Rd, Stow, ME 04037
    • This crystal-clear, icy-cold swimming hole and beautiful flume are accessible by a 2.1 mile round-trip hike from the popular Stone House Trail.
  • The Brickett Place Brickett Pl, Stow, ME 04037
    • This 1830’s settler home is the oldest standing structure in the area, and has been preserved as an educational site. Open weekends during the summer months.


  • Stow Corner Store and Café 590 Stow Rd, Stow, ME 04037 | (207) 697-2255
    • This local institution offers a large menu of food and drinks, along with groceries, beer and wine, ice cream, baked goods, and more!
  • Many additional dining options are available in nearby Fryeburg and Lovell!


  • A variety of great lodging options can be found in nearby Fryeburg and Lovell!

Shops & Services

  • Hidden Brook Fibers 78 Chatham Rd, Stow, ME 04037 | (207) 697-2008
    • This amazing farm raises alpaca, goats, rabbits, and sheep to create beautiful yarns. They also offer dairy goats, pigs, and eggs from their chickens!
  • Snow Signs 238 Union Hill Rd, Stow, ME 04037 | (603) 662-8669
    • This local business creates and installs custom-designed signs for storefronts, vehicles, and more for businesses across the region!
  • Many additional shops & services are available in nearby Fryeburg and Lovell!

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