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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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New England Fall

WOW! Don't miss the drive. One of the highlights of the long day. Wish we had been early enough... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Bhoff4273
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Lewisville, Texas
via mobile
First the White Mountains, now the Green Mountains

Why did I ever think that New England lacked beautiful scenery once you left Cape Cod and the rocky... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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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” (30 reviews)
“huge boulders” (8 reviews)
“drive thru” (4 reviews)
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6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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+1 802-253-4014
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

WOW! Don't miss the drive. One of the highlights of the long day. Wish we had been early enough to ride the gondolas up the mountain but not so. It had rained all day so leaves not as nice as hoped but still good.

Thank Bhoff4273
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Why did I ever think that New England lacked beautiful scenery once you left Cape Cod and the rocky coast of Maine? Because I'd never been to the White Mountains in New Hampshire or the Green Mountains in Vermont. So here I am in Smugglers...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My visit during fall was amazing. The fall colors are so beautiful. The drive down there is so wonderful experience. I had been down there twice during fall season and both trips are so unforgettable. I’ll love to visit it again.

Thank tomiorange
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

1  Thank Ian g
Reviewed 18 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 31 August 2017

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 28 August 2017

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!

2  Thank weathermankc
Reviewed 24 August 2017

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

2  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
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bbhigs4
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.
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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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jc622017
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...
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