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Smugglers' Notch Day Trips for all Ages

Explore the Smugglers' Area and Beyond!

We are looking forward to a spectacular foliage season! Check out our Mountain Foliage Webcam!

Fall Foliage Boat Tours

Explore the beautiful, serene Waterbury Reservoir on this 1-hour trip with a guide from the Fly Rod Shop. Settled between two mountain ranges the Waterbury Reservoir offers extraordinary Fall foliage views and many varieties of wildlife.

Daily, 11:00 am & 3:00 pm. Participants must provide own transportation. Advance sign-up required. Tours meet at the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start of trip. $45 per person. Available September 17 - October 24, 2016.
Gourmet Cheese & Wine Tasting

The Boyden Valley Winery invites you to join them for a "European Winery Experience in Vermont." Join them at their farm for a tour of the winery, complete with tastings, gourmet cheeses, fresh fruit, and breads. Cheese plates purchased for guests under 21 will be served with juice.

Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Meet at the Boyden Valley Winery; stop by the Guest Services Desk for directions. $24.95 plus tax per person. Advance registration required, limited space available.

September 5 - October 15, 2017.
Taste of Vermont

Start your morning tour with a visit to the Ben & Jerry's Factory for a factory tour and sampling of Vermont's Finest Ice Cream. After you've had your fill, we'll head over to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, to shop for Vermont made products, cider, and baked goods (Apple Cider Donuts, Yum!!) Next well visit the Vermont Annex, retail outlet for Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Danforth Pewter and the Smugglers Notch Distillery. There will be time to shop and enjoy the free samples! For a great ending to your tour well visit the Village of Stowe for a walking tour, shopping, lunch and a visit to Laughing Moon Chocolates for a demo and tasting.

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, $85 per person. Tour price includes transportation only. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 4 passengers.

Discover Burlington

Let us do the driving for your visit to Vermont's Queen City, Burlington. There are a number of great places to visit in Vermont's largest city. You can be dropped off at the Burlington Waterfront where you'll have an opportunity to visit the ECHO Center, an innovative science center and Lake Champlain Aquarium or just go for a stroll on the bike path enjoying the beauty of Lake Champlain and the surrounding area. If you're more interested in shopping and checking out the famous Church Street Marketplace, we can accommodate that. On Church Street you'll have plenty of time to shop in both national and local retail stores as well as enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants in the downtown area. After visiting Church Street we can pick you up and drive towards the South End of Burlington for a stop at Lake Champlain Chocolates, for a tour of their factory and a tasting of great locally made chocolate products. We can follow that up with a stop at Citizen Cider, makers of high end alcoholic and non-alcoholic apple cider beverages. If time allows we can also stop at Switchback Brewing Company to sample some of their great beers.

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, $85 per person. Tour price includes transportation only. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 4 passengers.
Vermont Brewery Tour

Vermont is home to several breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs that produce many varieties of great beer. In 2011 and 2012, the Brewers Association ranked Vermont as the state with the greatest number of breweries per capita. Come along and taste what were quickly becoming well known for! Your first sip of the day starts at Rock Art Brewery. Sample eight of their amazing beers, learn how they are made and enjoy a self-guided tour of the brewery. We'll then travel down the road to Lost Nation Brewery, makers of great, drinkable, small batch beer. Lost Nation Brewery takes inspiration from lesser-known European beer styles. Well then travel to Stowe to visit Idletyme Brewing for an opportunity to sample some of their great ale and lager offerings. Your brewery tour ends at the Trapp Family Lodge, home of Von Trapp Brewing. In just a short time, Trapp Vienna Lager has gained high acclaim among lager aficionados. Sample some of their European style lagers and enjoy the great views during your visit.

Cost of beer tastings and lunch are left to each individual. Recommended lunch spot is Lost Nation Brewery.

Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, $75 per person. Tour price includes transportation only. Ages 21 & older only. Advance registration required, minimum 4 passengers.

Things you can easily see and do on your own within a 30 minute drive...
   • Shop in nearby Jeffersonville & Cambridge
      > Vermont crafts, gifts, quilts & antiques
      > maple products
      > country general store
      > local fine arts galleries
   • Enjoy a vineyard & winery tour at the Boyden Valley Winery
   • Golf at several area courses
   • Canoe or fish the Lamoille River
   • Discover centuries-old covered bridges
   • Drive through spectacular Smugglers' Notch Pass
   • Explore historic Stowe - specialty shops, fine dining, antiques
   • Visit the famous Trapp Family Lodge
or within an hour you can...
   • Explore the City of Burlington
   • Tour Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
   • Visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
   • Tour historic Shelburne Museum Americana at its best
   • Shop at The Essex Outlet Shops
   • Test your willpower at Lake Champlain Chocolates
   • Sample treats at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill
   • Tour the Vermont Cabot Creamery
   • Explore the ECHO Center Burlington Waterfront Aquarium & Science Center
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