Smugglers' Notch State Park to be featured on The Travel Channel's new "Park Secrets" Show

A few from the park of the
surrounding mountains
A new show, "Park Secrets", airing this summer on the Travel Channel brought Lusid Media including Jillian Cohen, the producer for the show, and her crew to Smugglers' Notch State Park on February 1st. The show uncovers "Park Secrets" and showcases a handful of hidden parks across the country and explores why they are so special. Regional Park Manager, Susan Bulmer, spent the morning with Jillian, discussing one of Vermont's hidden gems tucked in the green mountains near Stowe and what folks enjoy most about the park.
Susan speaks to the film crew

Smugglers’ Notch State Park is a little more 'hidden' in the winter months as part of the mountain road closes until the snow is gone, but that doesn't seem to stop many people from seeking it out and enjoying what the park has to offer. Ice climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are popular sports in and around the park. In fact, two ice climbers from the Mad River Valley were gearing up to go ice climbing during the filming, so Jillian had a chance to interview them about their experiences ice climbing in the Notch. For more on trails click here.

In addition to sports, it is off-season camping in Smugglers' Notch this time of year, but many prefer to stay in The Stone Hut (located nearby) which is open only during the winter season. This 12-bunk hut is the perfect place to warm up with some hot cocoa after a day of sking, climbing, or snowshoeing. For more information, click here.

Whether you are an active adventuresome person or more of a cozy camping enthusiast, visit the secrets of Smugglers' Notch this winter. The short film segement featuring Smugglers’ Notch will also include Laughing Moon Chocolates and Trapp Family Lodge. Keep an eye out for it sometime in July or August, until then keep enjoying the winter!


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