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Smugglers' Notch Vermont Area Attractions!

Lots more to do and see in the surrounding area!



Things you can easily see and do on your own within a 30 minute drive...
  • Play golf at a Nearby Course
  • Shop in nearby Jeffersonville and Cambridge -- art galleries, antiques, maple products and Vermont crafts
  • Drive through the spectacular Smugglers' Notch Pass
  • Explore historic Stowe - specialty shops, fine dining, antiques
  • Visit the famous Trapp Family Lodge
  • Go gliding over the Worcester mountains
  • Enjoy a vineyard and winery tour with tastings at the Boyden Valley Winery

Within 1 hour...
  • Explore the city of Burlington with its fantastic shopping and dining
  • Sail or cruise on Lake Champlain -- dining, mystery cruises and entertainment
  • Play a round of golf at an array courses within a 1 hour drive
  • Enjoy Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
  • Visit Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
  • Test your willpower at Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Sample at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Shop at the Essex Shoppes and Cinema
  • Tour Vermont Cabot Creamery
  • Shop at Church Street Marketplace in Downtown Burlington
  • Explore the Shelburne Museum a museum of art, design, and Americana
For more details, click the links below...

14th Star Brewing Company
14th Star is a small part of a proud craft brewing community in Vermont and of the Vermont artisan community as a whole. They strive to uphold the craftsmanship, attention to detail, balanced flavor, and hometown responsibility that are the hallmarks of the Vermont craft scene. Stop in to the 14th Star Brewery for free tours and samples of our latest brews (3-4 beers available regularly on tap)!
(802) 528-5988
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Ben & Jerry's Factory
Located on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the Ben and Jerry’s Waterbury Factory. Here, you can learn all about the ice cream production process.

The tour starts in the Cow Over the Moon Theatre with a 7-minute “moovie” about how Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a $5.00 correspondence class into a very successful business that shares its success with its employees and the community - and has fun doing it!

Then, you’re off to the mezzanine for a bird’s eye view of how “Vermont’s Finest” is actually made. Finally — you’ll visit the FlavoRoom for samples of the day.

Open seven days a week, year round except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day. (802)882-1240 For more information, visit
www.benandjerrys.com
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Bert's Boats
Bert's Boats, the areas first canoe and kayak tour business, and now the best! Paddle in the heart of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. Whether you canoe Vermont or kayak Vermont, with us you can swim, picnic, fish, or just take in our beautiful scenery. Guided or self guided tours available. Call Ken Roberts ("Bert") 24/7 to make your reservations today!
Home/Fax 1st (802) 644-8189
Mobile (802) 730-2216
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Boyden Valley Winery
International Award Winning Grape, Fruit, and Vermont Ice Wines, Hard Cider & Spirits. Located at the junction of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge, come take a tour and enjoy a wine tasting of YOUR choice of any 7 of our products for $6 per person PLUS a branded wine glass!
Open year-round, seven days a week, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(802) 644-8151
or for more information, visit www.boydenvalley.com
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Cabot Creamery
Home of the World's Best Cheddar Cheese.
Guided tours include an informative video, which tells not only the history of Cabot Creamery, but also a little something about the agricultural history of Vermont. After the video, take a walk down the hall to actually view Cabot's award-winning cheese being made. Following the tour ($2.00 per person over 12 years of age) you'll nibble the many varieties of cheeses, including the World’s Best Cheddar and Best Flavored Cheddar.

You will also enjoy:
 > Cabot Critters Coloring Book. Kids, and lots of adults, too, love our happy Cabot Critters!
 > Weekly specials on selected cheese products.
 > Manufacturers discount coupons.
 > Money-saving coupons for purchases back home.
Please call 1-800-837-4261 to confirm cheese-making days. If you have a large group we encourage you to make reservations for the tour. For more information, visit
www.cabotcheese.com
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Caledonia Spirits
Our distillery is located on the banks of the Lamoille River in Hardwick, VT. Our spirits are handcrafted in small batches in our artesian distillery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Visit our craft distillery for a tasting & tour. Open daily 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.
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Cloud Nine Fishing Charters
Cloud Nine Fishing Charters is an exciting and rewarding fishing experience... every time! With over 25 years experience fishing on Lake Champlain, Captain Obe White knows where the fish are and he knows how to fish for them. You will fish in comfort aboard the fully outfitted Cloud Nine, a 26 foot Thompson with a 10 foot 2 inch Beam.
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Cold Hollow Cider Mill
The Cold Hollow Cider Mill is one of the top producers of Fresh Apple Cider in all of New England and are one of the very few that press year-round. The Mill has become one of the top touristattractions in Vermont because the operation is open to public viewing. You'l see cider that's still made the old fashioned way, with a rack and cloth press built in the 1920's.

Once you've seen cider made, wander through the large Retail store and check out many of the Vermont specialty foods. Bring your appetite, since you can sample plenty ofjellies, mustards, applesauce, fudge, and other goodies.

In the Summer, watch real bees make honey in the "honey corner" (don't worry, they're behind glass). You'll also be lured by an overwhelming aroma to The Donut Counter, where you can sink your teeth into the legendary cider donuts. These donuts were featured in Gourmet Magazine, as one of the top fourdonuts in the country.

The Cold Hollow Cider Mill welcomes school groups, tour buses, families or anyone interested inseeing one of the areas biggest attractions, 7 days a week - year 'round. For more information, visit www.coldhollow.com
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Horseback Riding
Lajoie Stables
Welcome to Lajoie Stables, a family owned and operated business for over 25 years. We offer trail rides for all levels of experience. From the first timer, to the intermediate, on to the more experienced. Tours range from 1, 1 1/2, and 2 hours and privates are also available. Open 7 days week year around. Located 10 minutes from Smugglers' and reservations are required.

Call (802) 644-5347 or visit
www.lajoiestables.com.
Open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Chocolates is Vermont's best chocolate experience. Try it first hand at their factory store located in downtown Burlington on 750 Pine Street. During the tour you will learn how chocolate is made from the Cocoa Bean and brought to our palettes with samples of dark, milk, and white chocolate flavors. The store features a wide selection of gift boxes, ecletic flavored chocolates and ice cream bar. Tours are available daily Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For additional information contact the factory store at 800-465-5909 or visit www.lakechamplainchocolates.com.
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Lamoille Valley Bike Tours
Lamoille Valley Bike Tours offers electric bicycle tours and rentals along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Explore the beautiful landscape, scenic river, quaint villages, local attractions, artisans, breweries, and businesses by E-bike! More power for your pedal, more energy for your adventure! Call (802)730-0161.
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Magic Hat Brewery & Artifactory
The Magic Hat Artifactory, the nerve center of it all, is located in South Burlington, VT, and is ready to take your taste buds to places you never knew existed!
Open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.
(802) 658-BREW (2739)
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Maple Ridge Center for the Arts
Maple Ridge Center for the Arts is a place to learn, grow, and create. We offer classes for all ages. Join us for one of our children's workshops or perhaps an adults only night out. Try your hand at one of our jewelry making workshops and create eye-catching jewelry you can wear home. Classes are updated regularly so be sure to check out our calendar.
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Rock Art Brewery
Rock Art Brewery is 30 minutes from Smugglers' Notch Resort. Visit us to see where the beer is brewed and sample 8 beers from our taps. Take a fresh growler back with you!
Open Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
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Shelburne Museum
Located in Vermontís scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. For more information on special events, hours and admission go to Shelburne Museum.
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Smugglers' Notch Chamber of Commerce
Smugglers' Notch Chamber of Commerce

The Smugglers' Notch Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to area promotion and community support in northwest Lamoille County. The Chamber is the organizer and promoter of the annual Heritage Winterfest that celebrates winter fun with a variety of family-friendly activities. Winterfest is held on the final weekend of January in conjunction with our area's Primitive Biathlon, a target shooting event with a course accessed on snowshoes by competitors, many of whom are in period dress. The Chamber's website is your resource for information about businesses in the Smugglers' Notch area.
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Stowe Bowl
Welcome to Stowe Bowl! Our 8-lane bowling venue is not your regular alley, but something a little more boutique, swanky, cozy, comfortable, loungy, and elegant. Great food, a full bar serving everything from Shirley Temples to White Russians, a lounge atmosphere, and a state-of-the-art audio-visual experience to complement the good old family sport that everyone knows and loves. Game on!
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Stowe Golf Park
A Stowe Summer recreation facility, "The Stowe Golfpark" is a public sports facility, centrally located on the Mountain Road in front of the Sun and Ski Inn and Suites and consists of an 18-hole putting course and mini-kiosk. This heavily landscaped and contoured Stowe miniature golf course is in a garden environment and is a welcomed addition to Stowe, Vermont Summer activities. The course has been professionally designed as a miniaturized Stowe golf course which strives to simulate a real golf environment and experience. Adults, kids and families alike enjoy the challenge of a game of putting. While keeping score, players of all ages can "read" the breaks in the greens, avoid natural obstacles, fairway hazards, sand traps, rough grass, trees, etc. The Stowe Golfpark is open from May through October from 10:00 am - 9:30 pm daily.
(802)253-9951
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Stowe Soaring
Have you ever watched birds, gliding along effortlessly on wind currents? Soaring is the same principle: quiet, calm, peaceful or stand-your-hair-on-end exciting as you want to make it. Come glide with us and find out what you're missing. We're certain that, once you try it, you'll be hooked for life... We are!
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Switchback Brewing Company
Switchback offers FREE tours every Saturday at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Tours are given by a brewer and last around 30 minutes. Tastings of our current offerings are available at the end of the tour for $1.50 per sample. Tour size is limited to 30 people and reservations are required. Please call the Tap Room to reserve your spot. (802)651-4114
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Umiak Outdoor Outfitters
Umiak offers daily, self-guided and guided river trips and specialty tours. There is no better way to see Vermont's breathtaking landscape than from a canoe or kayak. You, too, can experience the freedom and beauty as you float through the magnificent Green Mountains. Make your reservation by calling (802) 253-2317
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Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is where all these cuddly little friends are born. Come for a visit and not only will you see how the Vermont Teddy Bears are made, you can custom build your own. For directions to the factory and for a tour coupon, visit www.vermontteddybear.com
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Vermont Canoe & Kayak
Making it easier for you to get out on the water! With a variety of trips and departure times there's no reason you and your family can't get out paddling in no time. Vermont Canoe & Kayak is conveniently located on Route 15 behind The Family Table in Jeffersonville.
(802)644-8336
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