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Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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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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Great Place to Camp Near Stowe and Mt. Mansfield

We spent a couple nights here on a roadtrip through the Northeast. The campground was well maintained, restroom facilities were nice and our walk in tent site was very private... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Oxford, Ohio
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Oxford, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent a couple nights here on a roadtrip through the Northeast. The campground was well maintained, restroom facilities were nice and our walk in tent site was very private. All of the other sites sites also appeared to be spread out nicely. Stowe is a short drive away and the campground was also close to a lot of nice... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had some cablin Fever on the Monday we were visiting, and even with the snow it was a great place to visit. We snowshoes around and plopped ourselves down for some Nosh. Plenty of great dogs around to ogle or play with if they so please :)

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Brooklet, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Most of the people who visit Vermont never make it to the bottom of the pass road. Half of those who do unhappily discover that their truck, camper, or RV simply cannot make the turns and switchbacks. If you have small enough vehicle, and have the hutzpach, driving to the top is really cool, especially when the summit is still... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our boys, ages 8 and 12, couldn't get enough of exploring the caves and rockslides. It was stiflingly hot the week we spent in Stowe, so we didn't hike as much as we planned, but the caves were a nice, cool place to be active and enjoy the outdoors. Some still had ice inside, even though it was in the... More 

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Salt Lake City
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The notch road over the mountain is beautiful and scenic with many places to pull over and stop and look at and take pictures. We went in October and the colors were spectacular! The road has a canopy of trees that spreads across the whole road and it is very popular with photographers. This is a must see. We loved... More 

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United States
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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Reviewed 27 October 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!!

1 Thank lr00t
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Reviewed 17 October 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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