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Smugglers' Notch Day Trips for all ages...

Leave the driving to us while you explore the Smugglers' area and beyond!


Made in Vermont Tour

Start your morning tour with a visit at the Green Mountain Coffee Experience Comes to Life in Waterbury’s beautifully restored, historic train station. Learn of our passion for making coffee, from “Tree to Cup,” through interactive displays and videos. The Café serves up delicious Green Mountain Coffee and specialty drinks, as well as fresh-baked cookies, pies and goodies. Browse the gift shop full of handicrafts from coffee-growing regions around the world. Free coffee samples. Then visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour (cost of tour included) and a taste. Next visit the Vermont Annex, retail outlet for Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Danforth Pewter and Smugglers’ Notch Distillery. There will be time to shop and enjoy the free samples! Next stop the Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio for a glass blowing demonstration (this stop is optional based on interest and time). Onward to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill for a visit & shop for Vermont made products, cider, baked goods, etc. For a great ending to your tour visit the Village of Stowe for walking tour, shopping and lunch.

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Transportation included. $99 per person. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 6 passengers.

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

A great way to spend a day in one of Canada’s more vibrant and interesting cities. Leave the driving and parking to us as you explore the Old French Quarter, the Waterfront, the Montreal Casino, underground shopping and other points of interest. Maps, information and transfers throughout the city provided.

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. $109 per person. Transportation included. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 10 passengers. Limited space available.



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 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. Travel down the road to 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. Arrive in Stowe at Crop Bistro for a “beer-tasting.” Take a seat in the Biergaten, sample six of their beers. Your brewery tour 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.

Cost of beer tastings and lunch are left to each individual. Recommended lunch spots Lost Nation Brewery, Crop Bistro and Trapp Family Lodge.

Thursday, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Transportation included. $99 per person. Ages 21 & older only. Advance registration required, minimum 6 passengers.

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 fine shopping and dining in the waterfront 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 Outlets
 • 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's waterfront aquarium & science center for all ages

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