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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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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

A few years ago we decided to take a road trip from Burlington and ended up at Smugglers Notch State Park. I was living in Maryland at the time and designated a couple of weeks to drive around the area. Campsite 2 was our last stop before the 11 hour drive south. Everything here was perfect. We could hear the... More

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Moncton, NB
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We drove the notch and the views and natural phenomena alone were worth the drive. You add the history of the area during prohibition and it's amazing. We will do this drive every time we are in the Stowe area. We also love stopping and exploring around the GIANT boulders and caves at the top of the notch.

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MD
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We biked up from Stowe. Hardest climb ever. 31% grade at its worst! Incredible vistas and the longest downhill after you make it.

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nyc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

do not miss ArborTrek if around the park - I took my 7 year old twins and we all had a complete blast.

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Anghiari, Italy
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32 helpful votes 32 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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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