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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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Beauty

We stumbled on smugglers notch and happy we did. Gorgeous water surrounded by fall colors. Wish we... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Dartravelgirl
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Yucaipa, California
A Fabulous Short Hike

We loved the ease of accessibility and immediate beauty that this park affords. Park on the side of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Dana P
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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)
“bingham falls” (15 reviews)
“fall colors” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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+1 802-253-4014
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"sterling pond"
in 31 reviews
"bingham falls"
in 15 reviews
"fall colors"
in 12 reviews
"winding road"
in 6 reviews
"early spring"
in 3 reviews
"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"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 7 reviews
"short drive"
in 3 reviews
"ski resort"
in 5 reviews
"long trail"
in 6 reviews
"mount mansfield"
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Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Dartravelgirl
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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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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Totally breathtaking ,incredible, and beautifully surreal. A lovely waterfall was flowing down a mountainside, directly on RT 108, due to the heavy rainfall from tropical storm Nate. Totally stunning!!!!

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Curvy road! The history is very interesting and after a very short walk , you can see the cave that the smugglers used to stash the "goods". The cliff sides and boulders are very impressive.

Thank KayaKing7
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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
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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

1  Thank Taylor B
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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
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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
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Reviewed 17 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
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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.

1  Thank Sheryl O
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bbhigs4
20 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
25 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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