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Nature's Majestic Mountain Pass

Driving on Route 108 between the Smugglers Notch Resort and the approach to the town of Stowe is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy W
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Clearwater, Florida
Beautiful place to hike

Wonderful area to hike, colors were almost peak when we were there. Even on a rainy day it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen M
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Indiana
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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.
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6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We hiked to Bingham Falls as a side trip as we were exploring Stowe and it was the best thing we did all afternoon. Be aware that the path is difficult to find. There are no signs on the street, just a pull off area...More

14  Thank Historygal3
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 July 2014

PRIVACY VIOLATED - At all parks, we have seen cleaning staff near the women's bathrooms waiting to clean, but they've always been waiting AWAY from the ladies room and being careful to approach and making certain there was no one in the women's room before...More

7  Thank Annmarie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving on Route 108 between the Smugglers Notch Resort and the approach to the town of Stowe is a gift you don't want to miss. There is a two lane natural mountain pass surrounded by serenity. We were there at the end of the Autumn...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful area to hike, colors were almost peak when we were there. Even on a rainy day it was still beautiful.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful little drive. The leaves were perfect while we were there. The road is one lane in places. Interesting history and gorgeous photo ops.

Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what's so fantastic about this place. We did sterling pond and top of the notch boulder. Didn't think much of it. There are better hikes and areas in the area.

Thank shatiel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Notch State Park has many trails that are accessible to people in different categories. There are moderate and beginner level hikes that you can go on for a little immersion into nature. Also the views especially in the fall are great!

Thank Wanjiru G
Reviewed 15 October 2018

It rained most of the time we were in Stowe, and we couldn't do any of the hikes we planned. We drove the twisty road between the giant boulders, and were given a taste of the beautiful nature hidden here. Next time we are hoping...More

1  Thank lady_winter2
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We didn't know this was here. You drive into the park and then keep driving till you hit the notch. You wonder why tractor-trailers aren't allowed. Then you get there. The narrow point in the notch. The leaves are falling. The cliffs loom above. The...More

Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We drove through Smugglers Notch State Park as we were driving to Stowe, and we really enjoyed the views, the stops, and the area! It is absolutely gorgeous, no matter where you look, and the colors changing to fall hues were just incredible! Such a...More

2  Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We did this hike with our dog and it was amazing! We came across two other people that was it! It was just great, a gorgeous day and nothing could’ve been more perfect. I would recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes, water, and a camera! Have...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a difficult time finding hiking trails as the signs were terrible. We went to one large cave, but then had difficulty finding other hiking trails.

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PaulineRehoboth_MA
14 August 2018|
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Response from Lydia A | Reviewed this property |
Driving through.. about a 1/4 mike. It’s hair raising! If you stop and hike trails... once you round the notch..as long as you like! It’s an amazing exsperience!
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BUBrat2
25 July 2018|
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Response from MainerGirl90 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the Notch. Mt. Mansfield has a great view, but so do many other places in VT. Hiking around the notch was more unique, fun, and appropriate for a wide range of ages.
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