In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker stops apparently to simply to revel in the beauty of the snowy blanket on trees and fields. However, because the speaker mentions the "frozen lake," there is an indication that the poem may not be merely an aesthetic experience of nature. The auditory image of the "harness bells" which recall the speaker to reality is overshadowed by the silence: the "sound's the sweep" suggests in its allitertion the sound of the wind. In the last stanza, the idea of the alluring quality of nature is present in this poem as it is in "The Road Not Taken"; the speaker is tempted to go deeper into the woods, but his obligations--"miles to go before I sleep" prevent him from doing so.
Like the speaker in "The Road Not Taken," this speaker avoids the lure of the more tempting choice, a choice that is not dark as in the other poem, "but just as fair." In fact, the paths are in "a yellow wood," where it is sunny, rather than frozen and dark. But, perhaps, because the choice is between two paths that so similar, or because he does not have other obligations, the speaker of "The Road Not Taken" is ambivalent about which to choose, so ambivalent that he is
...telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
whereas the speaker of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" simply reminds himself of his obligations: "I have miles to go before I sleep."