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Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road

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Steep climb with amazing views as your reward

You have to pay to drive up. It takes almost 20 minutes to drive up. It's slow and narrow. It's worth it if you plan to do some hiking or maybe have a picnic. The views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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South Burlington, Vermont
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South Burlington, Vermont
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220 reviews 220 reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

You have to pay to drive up. It takes almost 20 minutes to drive up. It's slow and narrow. It's worth it if you plan to do some hiking or maybe have a picnic. The views are awesome on a clear day. Be sure to check the weather forecast for Mt. Mansfield before you go so you are prepared and... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Always a pleasure to drive up this road and take in the breathtaking views - walk up the rocks to the highest point - and stop at the intermediate point with the smaller cafe where the cable cars stop. Done it a dozen times and never gets old. A highly recommended point for anyone visiting Stowe.

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Fairfax, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You need a 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicle for this road even in good weather. Get the CD to listen to while you're visiting. It will be a highlight of your trip. Go for it. Take a picnic but be sure to clean up after yourself.

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Rumson, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Toll Road has been in operation for about a hundred years, and it is definitely worth doing once. At the top of the toll road, there is direct access to the trails on Mount Mansfield, with a moderate hike out to the Chin. There are some very difficult rock scrambles on marked trails along the sides of the ridge.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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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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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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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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