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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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Great Boulder Climbing!

Travelling through Smuggler's Notch, the kids just had to go 'caving' at the notch apex. In this area there have been numerous huge rock slides. The fallen enormous boulders have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Travelling through Smuggler's Notch, the kids just had to go 'caving' at the notch apex. In this area there have been numerous huge rock slides. The fallen enormous boulders have all collided together forming a great area for kids to burn off excess energy and to show off their rock climbing skills to grandpa! This is an awesome experience. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We hiked up to Sterling Pond and loved it. It is clearly an intermediate hike. Several people brought poles which would have helped as there is a fair amount of stepping down and up over rocks where it's not always easy to keep balance. The pond is great for swimming and we wish we'd worn water shorts or bathing suits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very Nice forest. The kids and I went for a walk and swam in a natural basin. Very nice ride, also. Unfortunately some idiot in a tractor trailer tried to drive through the notch in spite of numerous signs prohibiting it. The truck got stuck being unable to negotiate one of the turns and the had to close the road... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went late in the day. I wish we had gone earlier in the day. The scenery was beautiful, but we really didn't get to do that much because it started to get dark.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you're fit and have a taste for adventure, you'll love this trail. It's very challenging with several full on scrambles and once you make it to the top, you'll feel a great sense of satisfaction. Awesome hike!

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

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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Dallas
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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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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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