If you enjoy hiking you have many choices in this area. You can pick from the many hikes offered by Smuggler's Notch resort or you can go off on your own. We hiked every morning with the resort, then went out on our own whenever the mood struck us. The resort offers hikes of any level of difficulty. We enjoyed the hike to Sterling pond in Smuggler's Notch pass. You can also sign up for hikes of the surrounding area through Smuggler's Notch resort.
If you are not into hiking, but want to walk off the big meal you just ate, Stowe offers a beautiful, paved, measured hiking/biking path, conveniently located in the midst of many wonderful restaurants.