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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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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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Sweet smugglers

The main highlight I could see due to time constraint was Bingham falls, which was very nice. The hike down is a bit steep, but doable. The falls has three drops, with the last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tigerman777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main highlight I could see due to time constraint was Bingham falls, which was very nice. The hike down is a bit steep, but doable. The falls has three drops, with the last one being 25 feet into a teal tinted pool of water. The falls was named after a prominent lawyer who started to make Stowe into a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and 9 of my friends(couples included) went for a long weekend vacation to Lake Elmore, while the guys were snowboarding me and my friend decided to park in a turnaround and we stumbled upon Smugglers Notch state park while hiking! It was beautiful and an easy hike even in the snow!!!

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Thank Meggg0730
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Weather accommodating though its October month. Grand running around like there's no end to it. Happiness cant be bought in my view. Time spend with family is priceless.

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Thank virginia d
Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We visited Stowe and smugglers notch during the Columbus day week end to see the fall foliage color. We drove from Edison NJ to Stowe and stayed at Village Victoria B&B which itself was a nice stay experience. Next day which was a Sunday as usual went to the Blessed Sacrament Church for the 8.30 mass. Then drove the stowe... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My wife and I walked up the side of a small mountain to get up to that lake, slippery rocks and mud for 2 Hours...3 hours DOWN. Brought my fishing rod and an assortment of flies to fish the Trout stocked lake. Got to the TOP and it was ALL FOGGED IN. Stood right on those rocks casting into the... More 

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Thank lrempala
Etters, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We camped here for a week in early October and the campground was surprisingly full all week long, despite the colder-than-average temperatures. Pay showers $2 for 8 minutes, water came out hot but they prop the bathroom doors open so the air was FREEZING. Sites aren't too close together, so that's good, and the lean-to's are nice and don't add... More 

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Thank jaidehart42
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The State Park is lovely and affords you opportunities not to be found elsewhere. The road is narrow with sharp turns, but we managed with a very large pickup truck, a car would have been very easy. If you are into nature then this is not to be missed. There are trails for those hikers, we did the drive with... More 

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Thank Charles700
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Absolutely stunning views, though we did struggle on the ice, as expected! A great place for waterfall addicts. The hike was very manageable even in the spring.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We headed to the crest of the Notch and then started on a two hour round trip to Sterling Pond which is located at about 3000 feet and is nestled between Sterling Mountain on one side and Spruce Mountain on the other. The route to the pond is reasonably strenuous but it is well worth the effort to reach this... More 

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Thank KJC55
shreveport ,la.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This park has the most incredible views....for leaf peepers! Drive through SMUGGLERS NOTCH for the most glorious fall colors ever!

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