Smugglers' Notch State Park
- Type: Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Smugglers' Notch State Park earned its unique name during the 19th and early 20th centuries when its towering cliffs aided illegal trade between the United States and Canada. Goods were transported through the park's narrow pass -- now a toll road -- which is lined with 1,000-foot bluffs. One TripAdvisor user says: "We love Smugglers' Notch. It is a very scenic drive [through] very twisting roads, with a lot of very large boulders (broken pieces of mountainside, actually) on the sides of the narrow road."
Although the pass is certainly a highlight, recent visitors attest to the beauty of other natural sights like the Sterling Pond and Bingham Fall -- both great spots for a quick dip. If you'd like to camp, you can reserve campsites online at the Vermont State Parks' website. From the campground, you can easily reach hiking trails of a various difficulty.
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