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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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Best Family Resort in America

If your looking for a great family resort for family bonding Smugglers Notch has it all. Entertainment every day and night as well as camp for the kids. The camps are great and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Carmel, New York
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Carmel, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If your looking for a great family resort for family bonding Smugglers Notch has it all. Entertainment every day and night as well as camp for the kids. The camps are great and the kids loved participating in them everyday. My older daughter has met some friends and have kept in touch with them ever since and they are planning... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We skied Smugglers Notch three days during our trip and had a wonderful experience. I took group ski lessons, my younger son was with the kids camp and my older son and husband did private lessons. All of us had amazing instructors and really progressed with our skills. The resort has lots of family friendly runs and fun terrain for... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We skied and skied and skied. It was a safe and fun atmosphere for the whole family. Didn't get in the car once...a true vaca

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were here for the Foliage Season from Australia. Incredible foliage and views, the like of which we never see in Oz.

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Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Gorgeous year-round. Good for anything from leisurely drive in summer months (closed to vehicles in winter) to hiking up the long trail, rock or ice climbing, etc. Hike up to Sterling Pond is great for families that are in fair to decent shape. Great place to hike, snowshoe or ski with a dog in Winter (PLEASE pick up after your... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Notch has some of the best accessible rock climbing and scrambles in the area. There are moderate to difficult hikes up the mountains with beautiful scenery, waterfalls, forests, alpine lakes, etc. It does get crowded on weekends and busy times, and parking can be difficult.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were in this area of Vermont the 3rd week in September and it was very pretty. We expected a bit more...coming from SD and Needles Highway and Ironman Road which have much more to see. In fact we drove by and went back again...and thought...is this all there is??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The drive is amazing but there are also many different areas to stop and hike that are perfect for the half day we did here. I wish we had longer to explore but the waterfalls and rocks we climbed were entirely memorable and amazing. We climbed the rocks like a jungle gym and for about an hour felt like kids... More 

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Harrington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The most enchanted forest with a beautyfull sinous road and bolders. Just like in the faery books It's a must see

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have heard many mountain passes called "notches" but this one takes the cake. Literally, you will squeeze between gigantic granite rocks that the road barely passes through. It is a beautiful drive between Stowe and Smuggler's Notch. You can stop and explore many beautiful trails and rolling creeks along the drive. At fall peak, this road offers some of... More 

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