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Smugglers' Notch Day Trips for all Ages

Explore the Smugglers' Area and Beyond!

We are looking forward to a spectacular foliage season! Check out our Mountain Foliage Webcam!

Fall Foliage Boat Tours
Daily, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Explore the beautiful, serene Waterbury Reservoir on this 1-hour trip with a guide from the Fly Rod Shop. Settled between two mountain ranges the Waterbury Reservoir offers extraordinary Fall foliage views and many varieties of wildlife.

Participants must provide own transportation. Advance sign-up required. Tours meet at the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start of trip. $45 per person. Available September 16 - October 13, 2019.
The Fall Foliage Sweet Haven Farm Tour
Monday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm & Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
On the only non-river tour for the folks at Vermont Canoe and Kayak, they'll take you to explore a robotic dairy farm nestled in the beautiful hills of Fletcher, VT. The Sweet family will share with you their 100 year history of farming, educate and show how they have diversified to be sustainable in 2019. Enjoy interacting with Holstein & Jersey cows from baby calves to heifer stage to milking cows, and yes they are milked by robots! You may even spot their shaggy Scottish Highland herd grazing in the pasture. On this tour you will also enjoy white or chocolate milk and VT cheese as well as have the option to purchase their maple syrup. $50 per person ages 7 & up, $35 per child ages 3-6. Minimum of 4 people needed for this tour to run.

French Gourmet Winery Experience
Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits invites you to join them for a gourmet wine experience in Vermont! Visit their scenic family farm for a tour of the winemaking facility and tasting of 9 products including your choice of their award-winning wines, ice wines, cider, and spirits. After the tasting enjoy a glass of your favorite wine or cider to accompany a gourmet cheese board featuring 5 gourmet cheeses selected from Vermont and international cheesemakers, peppered salami, freshly baked bread and crackers, local jam or honey, and other accompaniments such as peanuts, dried or fresh fruit, olives or pickled vegetables, etc. served on a beautiful Vermont slate. Cheese boards purchased for guests under 21 will be served with a non-alcoholic beverage such as seltzer water or Cold Hollow apple cider. Enjoy the ambiance of the 1800's carriage house where the tasting bar and shop are located, or sit on the stone patio and take in the winery's beautiful gardens and vineyards.

Meet at the Boyden Valley Winery; stop by the Guest Services Desk for directions. $34.95 plus tax per person. Advance registration required, limited space available.

September 7 - October 17, 2020
Taste of Vermont
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us on a journey to some of Vermont’s outstanding producers. We will begin the day with a visit to Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co., to tour the roasting facility where their fine boutique coffee is crafted. Other stops along the way include Cabot Annex, Danforth Pewter and Champlain Chocolates. And then we wind our way to Emily’s Bridge: a haunting tale of love and tragedy. From there we drive through the scenic Stowe Hollow before arriving in the village of Stowe. While in the village we experience how gourmet sweets are made at Laughing Moon Chocolates, followed by a leisurely stroll around town on your own. Of course, we can’t end without stopping by Idletyme Brewery to tour the brewery and sample a flight of their offerings.

Specific trip stops and destinations may vary seasonally.

$59 per person. Tours meet at the clock tower. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 4 passengers. *Lunch not included in tour price. Guests must pay for this separately

Specific trip stops and destinations may vary seasonally.

Montreal Day Trip
Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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 enjoy some of the points of interest that Montreal has to offer, like the Old French Quarter, the Waterfront, the Montreal Casino, Notre Dame Basilica, the Botanical Gardens, or St. Joseph Oratory. Once in Montreal you will be dropped off and left to explore the city on your own. Maps, information and transfers throughout the city provided. Please contact TREASURES after booking your Montreal trip so our child care staff can accommodate your needs.

$112 per person. Transportation included. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, limited space available, minimum 10 passengers. Private tours can be arranged for parties of 10 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk.

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 Drivers 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.

Covered Bridge Tour
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Vermont boasts the largest number of covered bridges per square mile in the U.S And there’s no better time to see them than during the fall foliage mosaic of colors. We’ll take you to the picturesque bridges with all their own unique stories and designs.

$59 per person. Tours meet at the Clock Tower. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, minimum 4 passengers.
Fall Foliage E-Bike Tour
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Experience Vermont foliage up close and personal on a pedal assist electric bike and enjoy the best fall views from the scenic, car-free Lamoille Valley Rail Trail! Use our local Ride Guide to explore the villages, shops, restaurants and breweries on and around the rail trail. Enjoy delicious maple cookies from Butternut Mountain Farm upon your return.

$55 per person. Advance registration required. Ages 14 & up.

Please Note: Wednesday & Friday tours meet at Lamoille Valley Bike Tours mobile rail trail location at Old Mill Park, 661 Railroad Street, Johnson VT, 05656.

Thursday tours meet at Lamoille Valley Bike Tours mobile rail trail location at Oxbow Park, 275 Portland Street, Morrisville VT 05661.

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 the 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 Outlet Shops
   • 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 Waterfront Aquarium & Science Center
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