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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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The 'notch' actually exists as a bend on a narrow winding road. We had thought of stopping for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian g
Neston, United Kingdom
Ranger Rick

I love all of the 4 Vermont state parks that we've stayed in but this was a first! My husband and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra A
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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%
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6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The 'notch' actually exists as a bend on a narrow winding road. We had thought of stopping for a wander around, but be warned it looks like a location to which you need to arrive early on in order to get a parking space -...More

Thank Ian g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love all of the 4 Vermont state parks that we've stayed in but this was a first! My husband and I are always looking for the best campsite to stay, so we decided to check out the campsite next to us since it was...More

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this hike up to Sterling Pond, especially because we had hiking poles. The views at Sterling Pond and from the top of the ski runs and from the Long Trail made the uphill all worth it.

Thank Sheryl O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Stowe Vermont and Qubec city, CA during our recent vacation early this month. We had a booked a home away rental at Plaatsburgh, NY which is just off of 87 and an hour away from Vermont and Montreal. It was a lakefront property...More

Thank priaravi74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun to drive the notch--don't be scared by the warnings of great danger, sharp corners and massive boulders. Its not so bad, very well maintained and doesn't take nearly so long. We had a blast!

1  Thank weathermankc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a night camping at Smugglers Notch earlier this month and absolutely loved it. We had one of the walk-up tent sites and have not stopped raving about it since. In our camping experience, it is hard to find truly secluded, wooded campsites, but this...More

1  Thank bee902
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The park is not bad, probably one of the top things in the Green Mountains, yet not really something breathtaking.

1  Thank vaclean
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We walked to Bingham Falls with our kids. Its it heavily travelled but beautiful. The kids jumped off a ledge about 8 feet above the quarry and had a great time. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people and some older kids/adults jumping off a...More

Thank buppa6805
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Smuggler's Notch State Park is an extremely popular park. After having enjoyed quality time in the near wilderness, this park seemed like Grand Central Station. It is a beautiful park featuring waterfalls, a scary drive through boulders, and pristine mountain views. I recommend Big Springs...More

2  Thank writearts2
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Hiking to the lake on top of the mountains is an incredible experience. This is a must do adventure if you are able. The entire Smugler's Notch road up to the park is amazing as well. Beautiful in both winter and summer...however the road is...More

Thank Norm_33
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21 April 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.
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...
20 February 2017|
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Response from Paul s | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it's the best place to negotiate with a trailer...