Aerial trekking and tree and wall climbing expand choice of adventures at Smugglers' With the addition during Summer 2013 of two aerial trekking courses as well as tree and artificial wall climbing, ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers' has established an adventure hub that serves all ages. The action takes place on the wooded mountainside where ArborTrek's award-winning eight zip line canopy tour has been drawing visitors since 2010.
The Treetop Obstacle Course has over 50 elements divided into two aerial courses: the Apple Creek Course that serves ages 4 and up and the Back Forty Course for ages 8 and up. After completing a ground school, trekkers can explore a series of wobbly bridges, balance beams, zip lines, rope swings, cargo nets, and more connecting tree platforms anchored 3 to 25 feet above the ground.
A climbing program blends new belay technology with innovative climbing holds that make tree climbing easy and tree-friendly. In addition to tree climbs, climbers can challenge themselves on vertical challenge obstacles and a climbing wall that offers multiple routes ranging from easy to challenging. These exciting outdoor experiences are designed to challenge, educate, entertain and inspire while creating unforgettable memories for each participant.
Autumn Adventures for ages 8 to 17 Children ages 8 to 17 can choose from a variety of activities Thursday through Sunday that include Adventure & Crafts (Thursday), Nature Exploration (Friday), Hiking (Saturday) and Camping, Backpacking and Survival Skills (Sunday). The Autumn Adventure program is $85 per child per day and includes lunch (AutumnFest vacation package guests receive a 50 percent discount).
Additional activities include farm to table dinner and gold panning. These activities return this fall due to their popularity. The farm to table dinner is hosted by Valley Dream Farm, an organically farmed, family-owned property in Cambridge. The dinner features the creations of a different local chef each week to showcase their culinary skills and the bounty of fresh and specialty foods available in our area. The session on gold panning features the expertise of guides from Green Mountain Gold, who teach participants how to pan in a nearby creek. Prospectors keep their gold! There's also discussion of gem stones that can be found and geology and history of the area. Both programs are educational and fun.
Unique package options for Fall travelers at Smugglers' Notch Resort Fall is a lovely time to plan a getaway, and vacation packages at Smugglers' Notch Resort focus on popular activities so that travelers can enjoy lodging and fun all in one.
During September 2 to October 13, 2014, Smugglers' offers the following packages:
The ever-popular AutumnFest vacation package is Smugglers' core package for Fall, and includes mountainside condominium lodging and use of Resort amenities such as the pools and hot tubs, mini golf, Disc Golf, the indoor FunZone family entertainment center, playgrounds, skate park, tennis courts, basketball and shuffleboard. Kids' Connection, full-day or half-day programming for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years old, and Autumn Adventure for children ages 8 to 17, can be added to the AutumnFest package.
The Vermont Autumn Walking Experience combines guided walking with an array of unique and fun-filled classes that engage the senses and promote holistic healthy living. From a ramble down a country road to an energetic session of cardio-drumming, this program offers a variety of interesting experiences that will immerse participants in the vibrancy of Vermont's legendary foliage season.
The See Vermont and Beyond vacation package features the AutumnFest inclusions, plus day trips to Montreal, scenic Vermont attractions, and Vermont's most delicious specialty food producers.
Smugglers' Relaxation vacation package includes two massages, a welcome gift of award-winning Cabot Creamery cheese, and three breakfasts at the Resort' Morse Mountain Grille, in addition to the AutumnFest inclusions.
The Canoe and Kayak vacation package includes canoe and kayak rental and a special "Water & Wine" excursion to the local Boyden Winery for a wine tasting, in addition to the AutumnFest inclusions.
Smugglers' Zip Line Canopy Tour and Treetop Obstacle Course vacation package includes a thrilling ride on the ArborTrek zip line canopy tour with eight zip lines, two suspension bridges and two rappels, plus the AutumnFest inclusions above.
Motorcoach, meeting and reunion planners will find a group travel package to suit their needs by calling 1-800-521-0536.
Complete information about the Resort's Fall packages is available on smuggs.com
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