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Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Phone Number: +1 802-253-4014
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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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Gorgeous but crowded!

Gorgeous in the fall when the entire place is alive with fall colors: orange, gold, red, and all of the tones in between. Absolutely beautiful! Plan to arrive early in the day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous in the fall when the entire place is alive with fall colors: orange, gold, red, and all of the tones in between. Absolutely beautiful! Plan to arrive early in the day, though, if you want to get a place to park and do some hiking. It gets busy quickly and parking can be difficult.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Notch Road, closed during the Winter due to snow, is a great ride both day and night. Takes about ten minutes either way with lots of huge boulders and walking trails on the sides easy to negotiate. 50 mph in some place, and 5mph safely at the top due to boulder placement/deposit. We did it a half dozen times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stowe is a big Ski Resort & even in October, they had quite a bit of snow on the mountains & ski slopes. Unfortunately the road to Smuggler's notch was closed but I walked up as much I could & the foliage & views were simply stunning ! This is a MUST SEE ATTRACTION !

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had a great hike to Sterling Pond! Steep but worth it. The park is clean, well marked and quite enjoyable. We highly recommend!!

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We stayed here for two nights, it was a very comfortable clean park. While we knew we were going to be staying without any services available, we didn't realize the extremely tight regulations on generator usage. 8-10am and 4-6pm. It just would have been a nice to have a heads up about this restriction.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Came here and did the drive and hike to Sterling Pond. Ooh it was tough, all up and a little slippery with the damp leaves. Really pretty, just a shame that at the top you couldn't see the pond at all due to fog/low cloud ceiling. Oh well, it was worth the gorgeous journey. Drive was phenomenal if you're not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We traveled there in the fall and found it beautiful. We took the hike to Sterling Pond which is beautiful but a challenging 1 mile (1 hour) hike up a steep rocky trail. Worth the trip for those in better than average shape.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Its a beautiful place but NH trip for fall colors is better than VM .Its my personal opinion.If you don't have much time and you want to choose between VM & NH, then go For NH. And I found Rt 108 is more bful than Rt100.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

It was not much of an experience. Maybe I'm jaded by too much time in the Canadian Rockies. It was worth the trip...sort of.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Do this! The old lady and I did the Sterling Pond Trail, which was moderate. Took a few hours because it was uphill the whole way, not because we're sissies. Once we reached the top, some guy tried hitting on my girlfriend, then I told him to hit the road and he did. I loved this hike, and the view... More 

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