Lamoille County Planning Commission


Smugglers Notch Scenic Highway

Smugglers Notch Scenic Highway 

Smugglers’ Notch Scenic Highway, Vermont's most dramatic road, passes through picturesque forests and bold rock outcroppings, and over a shoulder of Mount Mansfield, its highest mountain.  It is a 3.5 mile corridor along seasonal VT Route 108 in the Towns of Cambridge and Stowe between Stowe Mountain and Smugglers’ Notch Resorts This scenic highway lies within the Smugglers’ Notch State Park and Mt. Mansfield State Forest. It is the first officially designated “Scenic Highway” in the State of Vermont.

With over 600,000 visitors to the Notch per year, a quarter mile on-road segment of the Long Trail, many thousands of employees traveling to two major ski resorts and a rock/ice climbing destination make this "Scenic Highway" a major draw of visitors and residents into Lamoille County.   

The Barnes Camp Visitor Center 

The Barnes Camp Visitor Center, located at the southern foot of Smugglers’ Notch, is the central point of contact to share information and education about the area’s wealth of scenic, historic, cultural, recreational and natural resources with visitors. This beautifully restored historic structure welcomes visitors with an engaging environment, encouraging all to responsibly explore and understand the Notch, Long Trail, Mount Mansfield, and the surrounding region.

LCPC acts as fiscal agent for the Visitor Center and facilitates meeting of the Barnes Camp Board of Directors.  For more information about the Visitor Center and other efforts to enhance the Smugglers Notch region, find out more at the Friends of Smugglers' Notch Facebook page.