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Guided Hikes and Walks in the Green Mountains of Vermont

Mountain Adventures for all abilities!

Guided Walks are offered September 5 - October 15, 2017.

Professionally-guided walking tours are 1-2 hours of mild to moderate exercise on wooded trails. A SmuggsPass is required to participate in any guided walks.


This walk offers you the opportunity to take in the surrounding area through your sense of touch, taste, smell and sound.
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Explore the banks of the No Name Brook as it winds its way along the edge of the Village and learn about its impact on the surrounding woodland areas. A walk designed for families with young children.
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This beautiful wike will give you a chance to experience even more of our little corner of Vermont. The rustling of leaves, the babbling brooks and the fresh air will take your cares away.
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Strap on your hiking boots from this challenging climb to the highest peak in Vermont. When the summit is attained, vistas of New York, New Hampshire, Lake Champlain and perhaps even Canada may be seen! This is the most strenuous hike on the menu, twice the size of Sterling Pong hike, so come prepared.
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Learn to identify the different types of maple trees and about maple sugaring.
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Learn about the variety of habitat that a black bear might use during a yearly, seasonal cycle, what types of plants and animals support these seasonal activities and why we hardly ever see bears.
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Stowe Recreation Path Walk & Farmers' Market
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A gentle walk through the village of Stowe along a paved recreation path leads you to the weekly Farmers Market. Enjoy live music and shopping with a variety of vendors ranging from organic local produce, meats and cheeses to handmade crafts, and prepared cold and hot foods. Meet at the Gazebo. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required, space is limited. This trip is unavailable October 15th.

Vermont Maple Walk
Sunday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the woods while learning to identify the different types of maple trees and techniques involved in maple sugaring- a time honored Vermont Tradition. Bring home a sample of pure maple syrup! Approximately 1.5 miles. Easiest, suitable for all abilities. Meet at the Gazebo.

Foliage Walk
Monday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
A low intensity 1-2 mile walk on our wooded trails. Easiest, suitable for all abilities. Meet at the Gazebo.

Waterfall Walk
Monday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walk through the beautiful autumn woods to the Brewster River Gorge, a 75 foot cascade of water that tumbles through and around boulders into a gentle pool below. This forested walk is loaded with photo opportunities. Approx. 2 miles. Intermediate. Transportation provided. Meet at the Gazebo.

Apple Walk
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am & Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us on this relaxing stroll through the local countryside. Enjoy a finish line treat of fresh Vermont grown apples. Approximately 1.5 miles. Easiest, suitable for all abilities. Meet at the Gazebo.

Scenic Missisquoi Rail Trail Walk & Boston Post Dairy Farm Store
Tuesday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Travel north to the Dairy Capital of the World. Walk along an old railroad bed that has been converted into a 4 season recreation trail while enjoying the meandering Missisquoi River, sweeping views of Jay Peak, and scenic working farms. Visit the farm and award winning cheese makers at Boston Post Dairy and shop their store with an abundance of local products. Please bring lunch or snacks. Approximately 2.5 miles. Easiest, suitable for all abilities. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at the Gazebo.

Bootleggers' Basin Wike
Thursday, 10:00 am
Follow our guides to explore the natural beauty of Vermont at Smugglers' meadow reservoir. Wike the perimeter and enjoy some of the best views that the Resort has to offer. Intermediate. Meet at the Gazebo.

Mansfield View Foliage Walk
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A view of Mt. Mansfield forms the background of Mills Riverside Park in the nearby town of Jericho. Take in the scenic vista and walk along the trails that meander through forests and meadows ending at the Jericho Farmers' Market. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at the Gazebo.

Reservoir Walk
Friday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy this peaceful morning walk at the base of the mountain to the picturesque Village Reservoir. Intermediate. Meet at the Gazebo.

Mushroom Hunting
Friday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Explore the woods at Smuggs in search of mushrooms! This educational walk will teach you how to locate and identify a variety of wild mushrooms, such as chanterelles, boletes and morels. Walk will range between 1-2 miles and may include some off-trail exploration. Easiest, suitable for all abilities. Meet at the Gazebo.

Rail Trail Brewery Walk
Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a beautiful walk along the Lamoille rail trail with scenic views and river solitude. This walk will end at Lost Nation Brewery where you can taste the fine beer and food this local craft brewery has to offer (fee based). Intermediate. Ages 12 & up. Transportation provided. Meet at the Gazebo. Pre-registration required, space is limited.

Covered Bridge Walk
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This easy stroll along the Lamoille River will bring you to the "Poland" covered bridge, a burr arch design that was built in the 1880's. Stop in scenic Jeffersonville before returning to the Smugglers' village. Approximately 2 miles. Easiest, suitable for all abilities. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at the Gazebo.
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