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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
802 253 4014
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Ranked #4 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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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful views and hikes. Very nice environmental picnic facilities. Nice road but would need more parking spaces

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Ridgetown
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295 reviews 295 reviews
177 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We drove trough several times, stopped for photos and hiked down to Bingham Falls. The views are breathtaking but highway 108 through Smuggler's Notch is not for RVs. There are tight corners and small one-lane areas. Parking was at a premium on weekends but there was lots of room on weekdays.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We just stopped and climbed rocks for an hour or so in the rain and had a great time. I can only imagine what we would have done if it hadn't been raining-the rocks are very slippery when wet.

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Port Richey, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just loved here. It was just breathtaking. There is so much to do and enjoy. If you enjoy the outdoors please go you won't be disappointed. If you enjoy a scenic drive it is still enjoyable. Just such a pleasure!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very pleasant & beautiful park, lots of scenic areas, very clean and well maintained. Totally enjoyed just walking around with the family

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Preston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We drove Smugglers Notch and called off to hike up to Sterling Pond. This was a very enjoyable hike, quite steep in places but it involves scrambling on rocks which was fun. Keep going the prize at the top is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Smugglers Notch road between Jeffersonville and Stowe is one of the must-ride roads for motorcyclists in the northeastern U.S. Plus, if you are going to Stowe from Ontario or Quebec, it cuts the journey by at least 20 minutes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This review is just for drive thru and not including any hiking or camping. We had looked this up and read that the drive in the park is really nice and very scenic which is no doubt true but the fact that it ends before it starts kinda shocked us. WE decided to take a drive in the rain on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Recently, my family of four drove the notch. We enjoyed the sights and took advantage of hiking opportunities along the way. At least one of the hiking spot offers the exploration of caves, once used to smuggle alcohol during prohibition.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

PRIVACY VIOLATED - At all parks, we have seen cleaning staff near the women's bathrooms waiting to clean, but they've always been waiting AWAY from the ladies room and being careful to approach and making certain there was no one in the women's room before entering to attend to for cleaning purposes, along with putting up a sign or mop... More

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