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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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Family Fun

My whole family loved this park. We had my parents, who are about 60, four of us in our late 20's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MainerGirl90
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Southern Maine
Must drive thru the notch

an excellent view and a unique experience. the road is very narrow .. about 1.5 lanes... carved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim12342013
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into Canada, is now a park used for biking, hiking, picnicking and rockclimbing.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“sterling pond” (31 reviews)
“huge rocks” (4 reviews)
“bingham falls” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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+1 802-253-4014
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"sterling pond"
in 31 reviews
"huge rocks"
in 4 reviews
"bingham falls"
in 15 reviews
"fall colors"
in 12 reviews
"winding road"
in 6 reviews
"early spring"
in 3 reviews
"white mountains"
in 4 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 4 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"great hike"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"both sides"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 7 reviews
"short drive"
in 3 reviews
"ski resort"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole family loved this park. We had my parents, who are about 60, four of us in our late 20's, a toddler, and a baby. Everybody had a blast! The drive through the notch is beautiful and doesn't take long. I suggest taking the...More

1  Thank MainerGirl90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an excellent view and a unique experience. the road is very narrow .. about 1.5 lanes... carved out of the rock with hairpin turns. A look back into what pioneers must have experienced going over a mountain pass but your version is paved. aslo the...More

2  Thank Kim12342013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to be one with nature. The road is very windy and beautiful areas to pull over for a nature walk or picture. Great sustainable bathroom and hiking trails with beautiful rocks to see!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smugglers Notch, which separates Mount Mansfield—the highest peak of the Green Mountains—from Spruce Peak is a great place for hiking and rock climbing for all members of the family big or small. There are bathrooms available which is great if you have young children with...More

2  Thank Marf13669
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The parking area was good, with decent restrooms. We chose the short hike to the cave and the huge rocks and lush vegetation was beautiful. There is a much more strenuous path originating from the same parking lot but we didn't try that one.

2  Thank timekeeper13
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Avoid in May! We were met with waist-deep snow halfway up, and it made for a treacherous hike. It was certainly beautiful at the peak, however. We're typically well-suited for a "3 hour and difficult" hike (per the trail's description), but it took us a...More

1  Thank smc6176
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed the picture-perfect foliage here this past October, and also enjoyed a short (but surprisingly strenuous!) hike on sterling pond trail, which was beautiful and a lot of fun. Parking was a bit of a mess though, so get here early...More

1  Thank SNB42
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Let me start by saying it was not a nice day when we visited. This unfortunately meant we could not do as much as we had first planned. With the insistent rain it meant underfoot was slippy and in some places treacherous as the mountain...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

The main gate was closed due to snow but as we go back to stowe we saw direction to falls. Everything around was snow or ice but it was still amazing adventure. just be careful not to slip, especially if you are going down to...More

1  Thank pazitg
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Was a little nervous after asking some locals about the safety of driving this road.. it was so worth it!! Drive slowly and you’ll be fine! The road winds around boulders as progressing up into the mountain. There are places to stop off and take...More

1  Thank Christi Michell B
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bbhigs4
April 20, 2017|
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Response from mu92 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at site 5. It's a tent only walk in site that was very private.
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Jamie H
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Paul s | Reviewed this property |
I've never camped in VT, but have been there many times in mud season- April/May and everything's been accessible for my use...
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