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Highlights for Fall 2015

Fall is a lovely time to plan a getaway, and Smugglers' Notch Resort's AutumnFest vacation package focuses on popular activities so that travelers can easily combine lodging and fun. Smugglers' fall packages are offered August 31 through October 18, 2015.

New highlights include:

The resort's AutumnFest vacation package has been expanded to include guided walking and an array of unique activities. From a covered bridge walk to aqua aerobics to an energetic session of pickleball, AutumnFest offers a variety of interesting experiences that will immerse participants in the vibrancy of Vermont's legendary foliage season.

AutumnFest includes mountainside condominium lodging and use of Resort amenities such as the pools and hot tubs, mini golf, 9-hole disc golf course, mountain biking trails, 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 can be added to the AutumnFest package at a 50 percent discount.

Complete information about the Resort's AutumnFest package is available on

Varied events. Early fall events at Smugglers' include Family Celebration over Labor Day weekend with an exciting family challenge race, marionettes show, country fair, birds of prey show and nature walks, and more. September 17-20, FallFest highlights active sports with a disc golf tourney, mountain biking and rock climbing guided sessions. Evening activities feature a can release party by Vermont's Fiddlehead Brewing Company and craft beer tasting. During September 23-30, Smugglers' celebrates Vermont's apple harvest with AppleFest featuring complimentary sweet and hard cider tastings, transportation to local orchards for pick-your-own fun, and apple themed guided walks.

New day trip. The Central Vermont Tour joins our popular Montreal, Made in Vermont, and Burlington day tours.

The Central Vermont Tour starts with a self-guided factory tour of the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry and visitors' center located in Barre, Vermont. Rock of Ages is the world's leading granite quarry and memorial manufacturer.

At the tour's next stop, Hope Cemetery, you'll take a stroll through the grounds to admire the craftsmanship of memorial designs, custom figures, bas-reliefs and ornate crypts and ponder more contemporary works, such as an enigmatic cube balanced on one corner. Every one of the 10,000+ monuments is made of Barre Gray granite from the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry.

Your next stop is the city of Montpelier for a self-guided tour of the Vermont State House, state capitol of Vermont and the seat of the Vermont General Assembly. After touring the State House you can enjoy a walking tour of the city, shop and enjoy lunch on your own at many of the local eateries.

The final stop of the day is the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and learn all about maple sugaring and Vermont farm life through a sugar house tour and tasting, multimedia displays in a real woodshed theater, a nature trail, country store, and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum.

This tour takes place on Mondays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. $116 per person includes transportation and Rock of Ages tour. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 8 passengers.
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