Smugglers Notch State Park

Smugglers Notch State Park


Location:10 miles northwest of Stowe, Highway 108.
Facilities:34 campsites (14 with lean-tos), 15 walk-in campsites (3 lean-tos), hot showers, picnic areas, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, hiking.
Special Features:Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000-foot cliffs on both sides. In 1807, when an embargo forbade trade with Great Britain and Canada, Vermonters continued to trade illegally with Canada, herding cattle and carrying other goods through the Notch. Later, fugitive slaves used the Notch as an escape route. During Prohibition in the 1920s, liquor was smuggled in from Canada.
Address:6443 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

Phone:802-253-4014
Web: www.vtstateparks.com/htm/smugglers.cfm
Size: 25 acres.

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