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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
802 253 4014
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Ranked #2 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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Anghiari, Italy
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great for walking the dogs and having them swim in the lake along the way. Bring you bug spray! There are many people on the weekends during peak season, but midweek, it can be a ghost town.

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Benton, Tennessee
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192 reviews 192 reviews
110 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've driven a lot of curvy, crazy roads being from the mountains in tn. This one is as crazy but this gorge is narrow with high awesome cliffs. The fallen rocks with the trees growing along the top of them with the roots twisting among them is fascinating. I enjoyed the time spent there.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My family stayed at the Smugglers Notch Campground last week and could not have had a better experience (except the nonstop rain!). Sites are well spaced, wooded and have great privacy. The bathhouse was spotless - even with all the rain. The floors were clear, not muddy and sandy. Pay shower was perfect and provided a hot shower to get... More

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Guamo, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Amazing!! Driving through Smugglers Notch is breathtaking- bring your camera and be prepared to drive slow, winding roads, big boulders and waterfalls.

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We took a small hike in the end of April "Mud Season". The paths were clearly defined and even thought the trees and flowers were still dormant, the waterfall was amazing. There may have been an easier way to get to it, but we seemed to follow the "Easy" path and had a nice steep hike up a cliff to... More

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Kingwood, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was there in spring, but it must be awesome in the fall! Great narrow winding (but not scary) mountain drive. Once you get out of the car, it's so peaceful. It's a must see.

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Standish, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

They had just opened the pass after being closed all winter and it was busy! Windy roads, huge boulders, so much to see. Was beautiful and scary all at the same time.

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Camden, ME
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We didn't go for a hike as we had our elderly parents with us, but we took a drive through Smuggler's Notch's winding road. The road can only take cars and pickup trucks, anything bigger would not fit around the boulders and twisting turns around said boulders. But our mouths hung open at the amazing scenery, waterfalls, ledges, and huge... More

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Auburn, Maine
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213 reviews 213 reviews
90 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If only to see just how cool it is. It is a place of hiking and our first visit we weren't prepared for hiking. This was because we came across the place while out driving around. It looks like a nice place to hike and spend a few hours outdoors enjoying the clean, fresh air, all while seeing a part... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The road to Smuggz Notch was still closed so we were able to walk up it in peace. This is a wonderful time of year to be here as it's not busy at all! We love Stowe and can't wait to return.

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