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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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Great hike, beautiful foliage

My husband and I enjoyed the picture-perfect foliage here this past October, and also enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
SNB42
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New York City, New York
Lovely Drive and so much history - for those who seek

Let me start by saying it was not a nice day when we visited. This unfortunately meant we could not... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Weekend_Roamer1
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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%
Travellers talk about
“sterling pond” (31 reviews)
“huge boulders” (8 reviews)
“bingham falls” (15 reviews)
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6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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+1 802-253-4014
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"sterling pond"
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"huge boulders"
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"bingham falls"
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"fall colors"
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"winding road"
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"white mountains"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"great hike"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"both sides"
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"worth the trip"
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"beautiful scenery"
in 7 reviews
"short drive"
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"ski resort"
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"long trail"
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Reviewed 23 January 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

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Reviewed 9 December 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 13 November 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

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Reviewed 8 November 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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Reviewed 1 November 2017

It is a very enjoyable ride to the summit, especially as you near the top. It was fun climbing around at the summit. The drive down is beautiful, especially in the fall with the colorful folaige.

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We only had an hour or so and drove up from Stowe. The drive to the top was spectacular. The notch itself and the information placards were fascinating. We regret not having more time to hike or canoe. This is a lovely setting.

Thank Bobby L
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The fall colors were beautiful this fall, making the drive through Smugglers Notch a real treat. We did the short (1/4 mile) walk to Bingham Falls which was worth the time to see!

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were staying in Stowe and although it was a bit cloudy we drove up towards Mount Mansfield. Due to the weather we decided to not pay for the toll road but continued on to Smugglers Notch. What a beautiful area! Don't miss it if...More

Thank kdrom
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stumbled on smugglers notch and happy we did. Gorgeous water surrounded by fall colors. Wish we had a little more time to explore. We will be back.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We loved the ease of accessibility and immediate beauty that this park affords. Park on the side of the road and start hiking UP. A walking stick would be helpful. Sterling Lake is a gem and the whole area, being a ski resort, has lots...More

Thank Dana P
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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
26 March 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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20 February 2017|
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I don't think it's the best place to negotiate with a trailer...
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