All the elements of Maine wilderness, Stow has mountains, lakes, and large forested areas, yet, it's convenient to North Conway's tax-free shopping, as well as being in the Fryeburg Academy School District. It offers the best of both worlds for year-round residents. Stow is on the Maine/New Hampshire line bordering Chatham, NH.
A portion of Stow borders highly-prized Kezar Lake waterfront, and it's at the gateway to the White Mountain National Forest through Evans Notch. With its incredible mountain views and pristine environment, it's poised to become a highly desirable vacation getaway, particularly for the wilderness oriented.
The Cold River enters the state here and flows through most of the town. Access to Kezar Lake is available from the town via the lower bay portion of the lake.