United States Vermont Cambridge

Smugglers Notch

A mountain pass known for skiing, hiking, and scenic beauty, marked by tight turns and towering cliffs, also dubbed "America's Family Resort."

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With the most maple trees in the United States, Vermont is a beautiful spot for leaf peeping. Drive along Smugglers Notch mountain pass, which separates Mount Mansfield from Spruce Peak and the Sterling Range in Northern Vermont, for Instagram-worthy photos.  Peak Foliage at Smugglers Notch: Early September to Mid-October

laurenmack 3 years ago

Smugglers Notch Guides

  • leaf peeping in vermont

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Fall leaves are on the forecast for Vermont, so it's time to start leaf peeping, folks. The vibrant color change begins in mid-September and runs through the first two to three weeks in October — depending on rain conditions and elevation. Here are some of my fave spots

Smugglers Notch Articles

  • Top Places to See Fall Foliage in the US 2023

    In hues of amber, crimson, and ochre, fall conjures up cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice, and fabulous fall foliage Predicting the best time to see the leaves change is tricky, but many states offer foliage trackers to help travelers time their trips. Looking at past peak periods can also help predict the best time to take […]