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Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road

Stowe, VT
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Stowe
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We go to Stowe throughout all four seasons - usually to stay at Von Trapp Family Lodge - so this road is NOT always accessible. If you ever visit in the summer or early fall and the road is open, pay the fee and drive to the top. You will see magnificent views of both sides of the mountain -... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Parking is very limited, on our arrival after paying for our tickets we were told there was a delay because there were no parking spaces available up the mountain. After about twenty minutes and a lot of returning cars we were able to start up the mountain. About three quarters of the way up we were stopped by the shuttle... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great drive up the mountain. Incredible scenery. Once at the top a small hike to summit and to breathtaking views. Dress accordingly. Nice at the bottom and was snowing at the summit. Put go-pro on the roof of car and have an incredible video memory of the drive. Much less expensive than the gondola. And to tell you the truth... More 

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wirral
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

In fairness I've driven on more testing mountain roads in Europe but this is a drive you should do as the scenery on the way up and down is stunning. I'd go early as two-way traffic can be tricky in parts. If you're not the most confident driver the trick is to just take your time and don't be pressured... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It may seem a bit pricey but if you think about the preservation, trails, views, and CD it is reasonable. As we started up the toll road we popped in the informational CD which you can keep or recycle. It described the trees and plants we were seeing on our way up. On a clear day Lake Champlain is visible... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A similar place to Mount Washington drive. It costs $25, but the view is definitely worth it. There is a trail in Lot A, but I didn't go there.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We lucked out with this and drove up on one of the best days of the year. The foliage was outstanding and we could see Lake Champlain and all the way to Canada practically. Passenger side of car is not for the feint hearted!

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ANDOVER
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We got an early start, but still didn't get to the mountain until 11 am, which is starting to be late as the parking lots were filling up fast at the top. The road is only pave the 1st 1/4 mile and then becomes gravel. It's wide enough near the bottom, but as you climb up it becomes skinny and... More 

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Liberty, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

WE used the Toll road to take our hike over the ridge of Mt. Mansfield. It is definitely worth the trip and time. It was wonderful!

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Penfield, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Always enjoy driving up to the summit of Mount Mansfield. Spent some time at the top this year hiking on Long Trail for about a half hour. I had a new Jeep this year so it was a fun drive up. Nothing to difficult or "offroad". You drive a Camry up this road if you wanted to. The views are... More 

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