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Near Stowe in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Smugglers Notch

 
 
Smugglers Notch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2015
1. Smugglers Notch Marker
Inscription.
The southern gateway to Mount Mansfield and Smugglers Notch is via Route 100, once a plank road, the bed for Mt. Mansfield Electric Rail Road, and one of the earliest concrete roads. From the village of Stowe, Route 108 meanders past the base of Mt. Mansfield, Vermontís highest peak at 4393 feet, and climbs through Smugglers Notch, the reputed route for cattle smugglers and hiding place for Lake Champlain pirates. The BIG SPRING has been popular since the 19th century when its waters were claimed to have curative powers. The caves, which retain ice until July, the ski resort and the many trails attract hikers and travelers in all seasons.
 
Erected 2005 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 26.152′ N, 72° 42.656′ W. Marker is near Stowe, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is at the intersection of Waterbury Road (Vermont Route 100) and Moscow Road, on the right when traveling north on Waterbury Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stowe VT 05672, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Henry Janes (approx. 7.1 miles away); Vermont State Hospital (approx. 7.4 miles
Wideview of Smugglers Notch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2015
2. Wideview of Smugglers Notch Marker
away); Morrisville Depot (approx. 10Ĺ miles away); Montpelier Recreation Field (approx. 12.8 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 13.6 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 13.6 miles away); Vermont Equality For Same-Sex Couples (approx. 13.7 miles away); State House (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Smugglers Notch. (Submitted on July 16, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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