Getting to Smugglers Notch

Smugglers’ Notch lies in the northern half of Vermont’s Green Mountains, about 45 minutes’ drive from the Canadian border and 40 miles (64 km) from Burlington, Vermont.

Smugglers’ Notch is under an hour drive from Burlington International Airport, though no major highways are used. Follow State Highway 15 until Cambridge and Jeffersonville, VT, where you turn up State Highway 108 to the parking lot. If you are driving from Boston or flying through Boston’s Logan Airport, the drive mostly takes
place on Interstate Highways 93 and 89, and lasts about 3:45. From Montreal, the trip will take about two hours plus border crossing time. Remember, State Highway 108 is closed through Smugglers’ Notch State Park during winter, so do not attempt to drive through the notch from the Stowe or Waterbury areas.

Transfer time from Burlington International Airport is 45-50 minutes. If traveling from Europe, Montreal and Boston are the closest major airports. Driving time from Montreal is around two hours; from Boston it’s about four. When planning your journey, note that Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch Pass is closed from mid- October to mid-May.

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