The Smugglers Notch Area features Four-season Recreational Opportunities and Scenic Beauty in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont.
The Smugglers’ Notch Area of Vermont is a four-season vacation destination on what some locals refer to as ‘the quiet side of the Mountain’. Outstanding natural beauty, great recreational opportunities, and unspoiled Vermont villages combine with modern shopping and services, lodging, and restaurants in this area of the Lamoille River Valley to provide visitors a unique experience.
Smugglers’ Notch is a spectacular pass at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, and the road through the Notch, Route 108, is one of two officially designated scenic highways in the state. During the winter months a few miles of Route 108 are closed at the summit, and the Notch becomes a haven for snowshoeing, skiing, and ice climbing. With two major ski resorts adjacent to the Notch, it remains the focal point of activity throughout the year.
At Jeffersonville, Route 108 and the cold, clear Brewster River winding alongside it meet with Route 15, the area’s main east-west highway, and with the larger Lamoille River. All this makes the area both easily accessible and rich in places to hike, canoe, fish, bike, and relax.
Come and Experience The Vermont You Came To See!