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Smugglers Notch State Park

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Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Phone Number: 802 253 4014
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Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Description: This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into...
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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Awesome time had by all!

Went with a group and we all throughly enjoyed ourselves. It was fun to swim outdoors in winter in the heated pool and not see the person next to you because of the steam coming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went with a group and we all throughly enjoyed ourselves. It was fun to swim outdoors in winter in the heated pool and not see the person next to you because of the steam coming off the water. Skiing was great! Lots of memories made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Exceptional scenery and wonderful environment. Good for couples or families. It makes a nice vacation

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When we had lunch at the top of Mt. Mansfield--we were encouraged to drive to this State Park. Absolutely, amazing in natural beauty and fragrance .

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautifully area to see, hike, and enjoy! Many different levels of hikes. Great way to burn off little ones energy - climbing on rocks and paths. Wish we had more time to enjoy some more of the hikes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This isn't a place to visit, it is a place to camp overnight. I came to the area for the road bicycling. An excellent place from which to travel up to the historically significant notch for hiking or biking, or down to Stowe and Waterbury for eating and sightseeing. Although small as campgrounds go, the bathroom is campground top of... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Traveled to Vermont in June for a Wedding and the bachelor party I was in all decided to head to the park and climb one of the trails to the top. The trail we decided to take took about an hour and a half to get to the top. Some parts were quite grueling nad if you are not in... More 

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We traveled the notch road on our visit and loved it. The drive can be a challenge, but if you are careful you will get to see a wonderful route. There are lots of places to park at the top and new toilet facilities are being installed. The hikes look good and I did do one of them from that... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Visit here in the fall... From the drive to get here through the park itself, this is quintessential Vermont beauty. Although foliage is a bit unpredictable from year to year, aim for mid October for best viewing. Columbus Day is too crowded, but midweek is much more reasonable. Enjoy!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We parked at the Notch parking area and hiked the entire length of the Sterling Pond Trail to the pond. It's a very strenuous climb and there was a lot of running water on the trail on the day we hiked. Make sure you come prepared with good hiking shoes and plenty of water, bug spray and sunscreen. Sterling pond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The weather was dreadful and the mountain toll rod had closed because of the torrential rain so we drove through the notch instead. The middle bit is narrow windy and bounded by interesting rocks right up to the roadside, it takes a bit of concentration to go round the hairpins with no visibility of oncoming traffic.

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Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Phone Number: 802 253 4014
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe

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