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Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
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This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into...

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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Amazing drive there and beautiful himing

We traveled there in the fall and found it beautiful. We took the hike to Sterling Pond which is beautiful but a challenging 1 mile (1 hour) hike up a steep rocky trail. Worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We traveled there in the fall and found it beautiful. We took the hike to Sterling Pond which is beautiful but a challenging 1 mile (1 hour) hike up a steep rocky trail. Worth the trip for those in better than average shape.

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1 Thank Scott C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Its a beautiful place but NH trip for fall colors is better than VM .Its my personal opinion.If you don't have much time and you want to choose between VM & NH, then go For NH. And I found Rt 108 is more bful than Rt100.

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1 Thank jagy d
Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was not much of an experience. Maybe I'm jaded by too much time in the Canadian Rockies. It was worth the trip...sort of.

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2 Thank murjoe
Cataula, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A historically scenic drive that has a great parking that can be used for pictures,exploring or beginning of a hike. I would encourage anyone to visit this area. Villages and farmland accents the mountainous roads.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

we just drove through. Scenic and we didn't see any wildlife. two lanes only, kind of scary for driving.

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Okc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is only for people who like to hike and walk outside quite a bit. The hikes were pretty good, may of which were strait up mountainsides. I really enjoyed it and found many hidden treasures, like mountain lakes and streams. I only got to scratch the surface, you could do this for days.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Notch was a great drive to do. Refreshing, cool air made you forget it was August! Plenty of places to pull over and take pictures, eat a picnic, or a quick bathroom break. Again, the Notch has an interesting story to justify its name.

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3 Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Definitely worth the drive. Bring a picnic lunch and just breathe. I could have stayed for much longer taking pictures, but had a friend waiting on me. Strong, tall trees rooted in rocks, boulders lying atop one another as if arranged by an artist, caves, rocky hiking trails, beauty...sheer beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Now that was a fun Notch to drive thru! Very twisting and narrow turns around boulders! We parked at visitor center and hiked the Sterling Pond trail directly across street. Hike UP was a nice workout..took about 1 1/2 hrs. The reward at top was the pristine Sterling Pond which offered very refreshing swimming opportunity in addition to just the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a nice small campground that offers several lean to sites. The park ranger was really helpful and the crew seemed to incessantly clean the bathroom. I have never stayed in such a clean campground and would definitely recommend it.

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