Smuggler's Notch State Park, Stowe, Vermont
6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, Vermont 05672| Map |
This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into Canada, is now a park used for biking, hiking, picnicking and rock climbing. Smugglers' Notch State Park on Vermont Route 108 is open for year round recreation, but access is limited in the winter months to snow mobiles and skiers. There are fourteen lean-to shelters and twenty campsites at the campgrounds. The park serves as a trailhead for several hiking trails that stretch into Mount Mansfield State Forest. Sterling Pond trail passes through a dense secondary forest. The trail begins above the campground and is reached by a connector trail. It rises 900 feet to Sterling Pond, which is open to fishing and swimming. Several trails begin at Smugglers' Notch State Park and ascend Mount Mansfield. Mountain climbing and spelunking is permitted at the park. Many large boulders and caves are found throughout the park and vertical cliffs are on Mount Mansfield and Elephant's Head.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
If you’re a super adventurous family, be sure to bring some helmets and protective gear along for this excursion.
Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, Vermont 05672| Map
Phone: 802 253 4014
Hours: May 18-Oct 14 More Info
Price: Adults (14+): $3; Children (4-13): $2; Children (0-3): Free More Info