The path is easy to access from several spots in the village and offers beautiful views of Stowe from many points.
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The Notch is famous for being used for many illegal activities, from bringing cattle and goods from the British territories to Canada in the 19 century, to smuggling runaway slaves, and later illegal booze during prohibition from Canada to the United States.
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This paved 5.5 mile one-way public path is mostly flat and can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age or fitness level.
If you do not like to walk, you can bike, or in the winter ski or snowshoe.