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Great hike, beautiful vista

My sister and I drove through the notch on our way to Jeffersonville and it was a trip! The next... read more

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Lydia A
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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This is a beautiful area to drive through and see the lovely views so it is worth planning a road... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister and I drove through the notch on our way to Jeffersonville and it was a trip! The next day we drove back through on our way to Stowe. We decided to stop and read some of the history of the notch. We were...More

Thank Lydia A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful area to drive through and see the lovely views so it is worth planning a road trip to include this area. Very narrow pass and a small amount of parking so that you can pull over near the visitor's centre to...More

2  Thank LAW64
Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole family loved this park. We had my parents, who are about 60, four of us in our late 20's, a toddler, and a baby. Everybody had a blast! The drive through the notch is beautiful and doesn't take long. I suggest taking the...More

1  Thank MainerGirl90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an excellent view and a unique experience. the road is very narrow .. about 1.5 lanes... carved out of the rock with hairpin turns. A look back into what pioneers must have experienced going over a mountain pass but your version is paved. aslo the...More

2  Thank Kim12342013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to be one with nature. The road is very windy and beautiful areas to pull over for a nature walk or picture. Great sustainable bathroom and hiking trails with beautiful rocks to see!

2  Thank Mercy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smugglers Notch, which separates Mount Mansfield—the highest peak of the Green Mountains—from Spruce Peak is a great place for hiking and rock climbing for all members of the family big or small. There are bathrooms available which is great if you have young children with...More

2  Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The parking area was good, with decent restrooms. We chose the short hike to the cave and the huge rocks and lush vegetation was beautiful. There is a much more strenuous path originating from the same parking lot but we didn't try that one.

2  Thank timekeeper13
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Avoid in May! We were met with waist-deep snow halfway up, and it made for a treacherous hike. It was certainly beautiful at the peak, however. We're typically well-suited for a "3 hour and difficult" hike (per the trail's description), but it took us a...More

1  Thank smc6176
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

1  Thank SNB42
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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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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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...