Smugglers Notch - Stowe
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member king.hubi
N 44° 26.156 W 072° 42.678
18T E 682146 N 4922840
Quick Description: Historical marker about Smugglers Notch located along route 100 in Stowe, Vermont.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 8:09:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM6TEN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
Views: 32

Long Description:

This historical marker about Smugglers Notch is located along route 100 in Stowe, Vermont. You'll find the marker at the north-east corner of the intersection of Waterbury Rd (Route 100), Moscow Rd (leading west) and Points N (leading east).

Marker Text

SMUGGLERS NOTCH

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, Vermont's 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.

VERMONT DIVISION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION - 2005

If you know a little bit more about the history of Smugglers Notch please provide it in your log.

Many thanks and happy waymarking,
King Hubi
Marker Name: Smugglers Notch

Location: Stowe

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