Discover the Magic of Smugglers’ Notch State Park and Unwind with Atlas Vacation Properties

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Plan your visit carefully to Smugglers’ Notch State Park, ensuring you don't miss out on any of the wonders it holds. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and rich history of Smugglers’ Notch, where every corner reveals a new adventure waiting to be explored.

After an exhilarating day in nature, continue your journey of relaxation and discovery with Atlas Vacation Properties. Retreat to our serene, modern homes nestled in the heart of Stowe, Vermont, and Santa Barbara, California. Whether you're drawn to the allure of Zenbrook's pool table and sauna or captivated by Wildewood's mountain luxury, each property promises an unparalleled blend of comfort and indulgence. Whether it's a cozy mountain retreat or a lavish Santa Barbara getaway you seek, Atlas Vacation Properties offers the perfect home base for your next adventure.

Book your stay today and embark on a journey filled with unforgettable moments and cherished memories!

Find the Mysteries of Smugglers’ Notch State Park: Enjoy your Vacation Through Time and Nature

Hidden in the Green Mountains lies a special place called Smugglers’ Notch State Park. Known for its beautiful views and rich history, this spot offers a journey through time and nature. Let's explore its secrets together.

Getting There at SMUGGLERS' NOTCH State Park

Interactive campground map & guide

Smugglers' Notch Trail Map


Exploring History: The Story of Smugglers’ Notch State Park

Back in the early 1800s, Smugglers’ Notch wasn't just a pretty sight. When trade between the US and Britain stopped in 1807, locals found a way around it. They used secret paths through Smugglers’ Notch to trade with Canada.

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Finding Freedom: Escaping to a New Life

During slavery in America, Smugglers’ Notch became a route to freedom for many. Brave people travelled through it to reach Canada and be free.

During Prohibition in the 1920s, Smugglers’ Notch became a place for illegal trade. Bootleggers smuggled alcohol from Canada to the US through the Notch, avoiding the law. Many are unaware that this remarkable natural wonder in Vermont was once a notorious illegal trade route.

Today’s Smugglers’ Notch State Park: A Modern Adventure

Nowadays, the park is still amazing. After moving in 2003, it got even better with new facilities while keeping its old charm.


Having Fun at Smugglers’ Notch State Park

There are so many things to do at Smugglers’ Notch State Park!

  • Vermont State Parks provide an array of camping opportunities amidst the stunning landscapes of mountains, lakes, forests, and fields. Whether you prefer drive-in campsites, lean-tos, remote campsites, group camping areas, or the comfort of an inn-style lodge, there's something for everyone to enjoy. To find the ideal camping experience for you, explore the options outlined below and use our Park Finder tool to select activities and amenities that align with your interests. If you need assistance planning your trip, feel free to reach out to us at 1-888-409-7579.


  • Explore a diverse range of hiking experiences at Vermont State Parks. Whether you seek a leisurely family-friendly stroll, a challenging ascent to a summit with breathtaking views, or something in between, there's a trail nearby waiting to be discovered. Browse the list of hiking trails for inspiration, then delve deeper with our maps and hiking guides. Pack your backpack, prepare a picnic lunch, and embark on your adventure along the trails.


  • Vermont State Parks offer an array of fantastic swimming options, whether you prefer a dip in a lake, river, or even a swimming pool. From expansive lakes such as Lake Champlain, Bomoseen, and Lake Carmi to tranquil oases like Silver Lake and Lake St. Catherine, there's a spot suited to every preference. Families can enjoy the kid-friendly swimming pool with a slide at Button Bay State Park, while those seeking natural beauty can cool off at Salmon Hole on the West River within Jamaica State Park.

  • Vermont's reputation for its majestic mountains and pristine lakes extends to the numerous water-based activities available at Vermont State Parks. Lake Champlain, often dubbed the sixth great lake, boasts vast expanses of water, secluded coves, and even state parks situated on islands, catering to both paddlers and motor boaters alike. For those seeking tranquility, Green River Reservoir offers 19 miles of untouched shoreline, perfect for serene paddling experiences. Additionally, the Connecticut River presents excellent opportunities for part-day, full-day, or multi-day river trips. Many state parks feature car-top and trailer boat launches, while Burton Island State Park offers a marina for added convenience.



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FAQ'S on Smugglers’ Notch State Park Vermont and Atlas Vacation Properties

  1. 1. What are some popular activities to do at Smugglers’ Notch State Park?

Visitors can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, picnicking, fishing, and camping at Smugglers’ Notch State Park.

  1. 2. Are there any guided tours available at Smugglers’ Notch State Park?

Yes, guided tours led by park experts are available at Smugglers’ Notch State Park to provide insights into the park's nature and history.

  1. 3. What amenities are offered at Zenbrook and Wildewood properties?

Zenbrook and Wildewood properties offer amenities such as pool tables, saunas, heated outdoor pools, fireplaces, modern furnishings, and expansive windows for enjoying nature.

  1. 4. Can I book a stay at Atlas Vacation Properties online?

Yes, you can easily book a stay at Atlas Vacation Properties online through our website reservation system.

  1. 5. Are there any family-friendly activities available at Smugglers’ Notch State Park?

 Yes, Smugglers’ Notch State Park offers family-friendly activities such as easy hiking trails, picnicking areas, and opportunities for wildlife spotting.

  1. 6. What makes Smugglers’ Notch State Park a unique destination?

Smugglers’ Notch State Park is unique for its breathtaking beauty, rich history, and diverse range of outdoor activities available to visitors.

  1. 7. Can I bring pets to stay at Atlas Vacation Properties?

Some properties at Atlas Vacation Properties may allow pets, but it's best to check with our reservation staff for specific pet-friendly accommodations.

  1. 8. What types of accommodations are available at Atlas Vacation Properties?

Atlas Vacation Properties offers a variety of accommodations, including cozy mountain retreats and lavish getaway homes in Stowe, Vermont, and Santa Barbara, California.

  1. 9. Are there any dining options available near Smugglers’ Notch State Park?

Yes, there are several dining options available near Smugglers’ Notch State Park, ranging from casual cafes to upscale restaurants.

  1. 10. How can I contact Atlas Vacation Properties for more information or assistance with booking?

You can contact Atlas Vacation Properties by calling our reservation line or visiting our website for more information and assistance with booking your stay.