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Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
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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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Only smugglers dared pass!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
rwasr1953
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Brooklet, Georgia
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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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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