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Smugglers' Notch Pass Scenic Highway

12.9 miles: 0 hours, 23 minutes

Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. The popular resort town of Stowe, Vt. gives way to a stunning drive up Mount Mansfield—the highest mountain in Vermont—offering unparalleled views of the countryside. Travel slowly along SR 108 on the steep pass through Smugglers' Notch. This section is a one-lane, curving road with turnouts.


Venture on SR 108 through Stowe, Vt., a quintessential New England town and ski area, and Smugglers' Notch, a narrow pass with hairpin turns, giant boulders and steep cliffs. The Green Mountains unveil a spectacular vista of sugar maple, beech and yellow birch laden forests that transform into a sunset of colors in autumn. Winter's white mantle blankets the high forest of balsam fir and red spruce.


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