We invite you to join us in the trees for a zip line eco-adventure like no other. Escape from the everyday rush and come soar through the wilds of the Green Mountains of northern Vermont at Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Traverse high above an ever-babbling mountain stream and spend time among centuries-old hemlocks, mature sugar maples and paper birch on Vermont's first world-class zip line canopy tour.
Designed to educate, entertain, and inspire, the zip line canopy tour consists of a series of zip lines through dense mountain forest, suspension bridges, and rappels. Travelling in small groups, each tour is accompanied by two guides familiar with the local ecology and natural history who are prepared to deliver an unforgettable experience.
So whether you're 9 or 90; a thrill seeker, nature lover, or both; we're certain the canopy tour will be an experience you'll share and recount for years to come. Bring yourself, your family, your friends, your church group, and your work group … but remember, while the canopy tour is open year round, advance reservations are required.
Our ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour was included in Travel + Leisure
magazine's listing of "World's Coolest Zip Lines"
in April 2012.
ArborTrek Canopy Adventures was Yankee Magazine's Editors' Choice for Best of New England 2012.
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Zip Line Canopy Tour Options
The Zip Line Canopy Tour is available year-round to individuals, families, and large groups. Three variations of the Canopy Tour are available depending on the time of year. All tours meet at the ArborTrek Welcome Center at 1239 Edwards Rd, just 0.6 miles north of Smugglers' Notch Resort Village. Choose from the following:
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| ||Arbor's Wild Ride ||Arbor's Wild |
|Length of tour ||2.5 to 3.0 hours* ||2.0 to 2.5 hours* ||1.0 to 2.0 hours*|
|Zip Lines ||8 (150'-1000' in length) ||6 (150'-1000' in length) ||3 (100'-650' in length)|
|Sky Bridges ||2 ||2 ||0|
|Rappels ||2 ||1 ||1|
|Highest Point ||73' ||73' ||67'|
|Longest Crossing ||1000' ||1000' ||675'|
|Winter (Dec-Mar) ||Available** ||Groups of 20+ Only ||Groups of 20+ Only|
|Spring (Apr-May) ||Available** ||Groups of 20+ Only ||Groups of 20+ Only|
|Summer (Jun-Aug) ||Available** ||Groups of 20+ Only ||Groups of 40+ Only|
|Fall (Sep-Nov) ||Available** ||Groups of 20+ Only ||Groups of 40+ Only|
|Cost ||$99.95*** ||$87.50*** ||$65.00***|
*Tour time is estimated based on a group of six to eight people. The actual tour might take more time or significantly less depending on the size of the group, experience of members of the group, and interest of group members in the local ecology and natural history.Zip Line Canopy Tour Photos
**For current information regarding availability, please check our online booking system or call (802)644-9300.
***Smugglers' Notch guests, owners, and pass holders are eligible for discounts on the tour. To receive the discount, guests must show proof of stay, pass, or ownership at time of check-in.
To view photos from recent ArborTrek Canopy Adventure Tours, check out our web gallery and Facebook page.
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Tour Times & Availability
Tour times and availability are apt to change depending on weather conditions and demand. Reservations are highly recommended as we do not staff to handle walk-ins during the Spring, Fall or Winter seasons. With adequate notice, we are prepared to open on days where tours are not presently scheduled for groups of 4 or more on the Zip Line Canopy Tour and 8 or more for the Treetop Obstacle Course and Climbing Adventure. For current information regarding availability, please check our online booking system or call (802)644-9300.
Ongoing Discounts and Specials
Smugglers' Notch Guests, Homeowners, Current Pass & Bash Badge Holders — Receive 10% OFF before taxes are applied.
Groups of 8 or more
Receive an additional 10% OFF per person when you book a group of 8 or more people and pay in one transaction. Not valid with all promotions. Call for more details and to have the discount applied.
Receive an additional 10% OFF per person. Discount may not be applied to third-party offers or other promotions exceeding 20%.
Vermont Teachers — Receive 50% OFF per person with proof of postion. Must be an active teacher in the State of Vermont serving at a private or public school, college, university, or academy. One per customer. Not valid with other promotions. Must call to book.
Military Discount — Active military personnel receive 10% OFF before taxes and fees are applied. Must call do have discount applied.
A variety of options exist for groups as small as 8 and as large as 200. Whether you're seeking to put together a family reunion, corporate team building event, youth retreat, birthday party, or just to get out in the trees and celebrate, our staff can help to put together a package that meets your needs. Please call 1-802-644-9300 for more details. Download a group packet for school, youth, and community programs.
The Zip Line Canopy Tour is designed for use by participants of average mobility and strength who are in reasonably good health. Participants must weigh between 70 and 250 pounds (participants under 5'4" must weigh less than 220 pounds; under 5'0" must weigh less than 180 pounds). The Treetop Obstacle Course and Climbing Adventures are designed for participants of good to excellent mobility and strength in good health. Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds and properly fit into the equipment. Download a complete set of guidelines and requirements. Ziplining, climbing, and aerial trekking are dangerous and involves real risks. Prior to entering any of the courses, The Zip Line Canopy Tour Participant Agreement must be read, acknowledged and signed by all Participants, adults and minors (persons under 18 years of age) AND a parent or guardian (each referred to as a "Parent") of a minor Participant. To review the Participant Agreement, click here.