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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
802 253 4014
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Drives, State Parks
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Description: This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into Canada, is now a park used for biking, hiking, picnicking and rockclimbing.
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australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Beautiful drive up the mountain to see this unique spot in the Fall- parking can be difficult but well worth the drive.

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Victoria, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We drove through Smugglers Notch State park in the peak of the fall colours. There were many hikes that you could take, but we were limited on time so we didn't explore any of them. Someone was selling maple syrup at one of the parking lots. Some very narrow roads with tight corners. Drive it slowly and enjoy the trip.... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The ride up the mountain is very scenic. Road is curvy and narrow but well worth it! See the cave where they kept their stash.

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Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful fall foliage views. Nice hiking trails and bike paths. The road gets a little tight at some points.m

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Kansas City, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you're in the area, don't miss the drive through Smuggler's Notch! It is incredibly beautiful, and some of the most beautiful scenery we saw on our trip. We stopped at the Basin area and walked the trail to the big waterfall. We were told the Flume was even more gorgeous, but this was a better choice for me as... More

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Elmira, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The road is tricky for big vehicles but the rock formations are amazing . Just be sure you're not prone to motion sickness.

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Mint Hill
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is no misunderstanding why the smugglers choose this pass as their route between Canada and Vermont for contraband. There is plenty of places to hide and hard to traverse. Great, free, scentic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Gorgeous, short drive. We were just past peak foliage but it was still gorgeous. If you're a hiker there several trail heads on the skinny winding road. At the end in Jeffersonville, don't miss Smugglers Notch Distillers.Award-winning vodka and hopped gin, Bourbon & rum.

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Michigan
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35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are in VT to see the beauty of the trees and hillsides, whether it be summer or fall, this steep, twisty drive is unlike any other we saw while we were in VT. We were in VT for 3 days to see the fall colors and heard about this section of road and made a point of going... More

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We did the Pond trail up to the Long Trail. Beautiful experience, albeit a bit strenuous. The first mile seems to be almost straight up! Even though we were fortunate to have good weather, there are portions of the trail that are wet and slippery. Allow plenty of time unless you are an avid hiker.

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