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Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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My boyfriend and I hiked up to Sterling Pond and it was absolutely gorgeous! The hike was a great... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Kate M
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Beautiful - From the road and for hiking

Nice drive on a rainy day, we wished we had time to go back in better weather to explore the trails.

Reviewed 11 June 2017
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I hiked up to Sterling Pond and it was absolutely gorgeous! The hike was a great workout, the trail was beautiful, and the lake was amazing. We hiked up the steps next to the lake and found ourselves at the top of...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Nice drive on a rainy day, we wished we had time to go back in better weather to explore the trails.

Thank JPaul13
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't have time to actually go hiking here, on the way back home we saw pictures online and decided to see the road ourselves. It's definitely worth spending more time here. picturesque road, fresh air and rejuvenation experience. We try to come back.

Thank Amon182
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this park during a recent visit to Vermont. The road is unique and the views are outstanding. A wonderful experience for everyone

Thank Ruben T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A good 3km walk quite steep with some great views and rewards of a mountaintop lake - with fish. Many wildflowers great mature trees and waterfall and brooks. All in all a nice walk. Better to bring walking sticks and proper footware if a bit...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Relative to many high-level parks and attractions, this area is really easy to get to from downtown Stowe and well worth the visit. Sterling Pond is a special gem.

Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent a couple nights here on a roadtrip through the Northeast. The campground was well maintained, restroom facilities were nice and our walk in tent site was very private. All of the other sites sites also appeared to be spread out nicely. Stowe is...More

Thank mu92
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had some cablin Fever on the Monday we were visiting, and even with the snow it was a great place to visit. We snowshoes around and plopped ourselves down for some Nosh. Plenty of great dogs around to ogle or play with if they...More

Thank Caitlin O
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank rwasr1953
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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...More

3  Thank Haley G
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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.
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...
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...