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Smugglers' Notch Day Trips for all Ages

Explore the Smugglers' Area and Beyond!


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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. $19.95 + tax per person. Advance registration required, limited space available.

Available
September 2 - October 13, 2014.
Indulgence Tour

Indulge yourself in a day trip that is designed to pamper you with coffee, chocolate, wine, maple syrup, VT history, and covered bridges. This trip includes stops at Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters, Snowflake Chocolates, Boyden Valley Winery, VT Maple Outlet, and Covered Bridges. As well as a stop at the Old Red Mill to view the Snowflake Bentley Collection.

Monday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Transportation included. $70 per adult. $50 per youth 12 & under. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, limited space available.

Private tours can be arranged for parties of 6 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk.

Made in Vermont Tour

Depart Smugglers' Notch Resort and travel to historic Stowe. Visit Laughing Moon Chocolates, home of delicious handmade chocolates. Witness a chocolate dipping demonstration, taste the decadent samples and purchase some chocolates to enjoy back at Smugglers'. Travel up the mountain and arrive at the Trapp Family Lodge where the “Sound of Music” resonates the minute you arrive. Gather for a history tour and learn of the Von Trapp family’s journey from Austria to Vermont and why they purchased a small farmhouse in Stowe. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Trapp Family Lodge and an included tasting of 4 of their renowned lagers. Created by Johannes von Trapp, these lagers are an American version of the tasty lager he has enjoyed in Austria. Visit The Vermont Annex, retail outlet for Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Danforth Pewter. There will be time to shop and enjoy the free samples! For the perfectly sweet ending to a busy day, visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and a taste. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Transportation included. $145 per adult. $135 per youth 12 & under.
Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, limited space available.

Private tours can be arranged for parties of 6 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk when you're here.

Montreal Day Trip

Leave the driving to us for an expedition to exciting Montreal! We provide transportation, orientation, guide books and suggestions of places to visit while you’re in the city. Choices include The Montreal Casino, Notre Dame Basilica, the Old French Quarter, the Waterfront, Chinatown, the underground shopping areas and the Olympic Stadium. Returns to Smugglers’ Notch at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. $99 per person. Transportation included. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, limited space available.

Private tours can be arranged for parties of 6 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk.

Traveling to & from Canada
For US and Canadian residents traveling across the US /Canadian border, each family member will need to bring along either an enhanced Driver’s License or Passport. US resident aliens will also need a Green Card. All other foreign country residents will need their valid passport with I94 document. If you are crossing the US/Canadian border and do not have your I94 document with you, you will need your valid Passport and a Visa. There will be a nominal fee at the border to prepare the I94 documentation for you.
Vermont Brewery Tour

Vermont is home to several breweries, microbreweries, nano-breweries, and brewpubs that produce a wide variety of 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 we’re bragging about! Your first sip of the day starts at Lost Nation Brewery, makers of honest, small batch beer. The brewery takes inspiration from lesser-known European beer styles, along with local Vermont life to guide their brews. Travel down the road to Rock Art Brewery. It began production in Johnson, VT in 1997 and is now distributed in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey! Sample four of their amazing beers, learn how they are made and tour the brewery. Arrive in Stowe at Crop Bistro for a “beer-tasting lunch.” Take a seat in the Biergaten, sample six of their brews and dine on a “Crop Sampler Lunch.” Meet the brewer during your visit. Your “brew crawl” ends at The Trapp Family Lodge. In just a short time, Trapp Lager has gained high acclaim among lager aficionados. Sample their four lagers during your visit.

Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Transportation included. $145 per person. Ages 21 & older only. Advance registration required, limited space available.

Private tours can be arranged for parties of 6 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk when you're here.

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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