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Fall biking on a country road

Enjoy northern Vermont's spectacular Fall foliage...

in the trees, on wheels, on foot!

Looking for Fall's best foliage colors? Right here! Smugglers' is your go-to destination for fun and interesting activities that provide optimal views for leaf peeping.
Take a look below at our top picks ... one for each day!

Check out our Mountain Foliage Webcam

Sunday — Take on the Treetop Obstacle Course
This 2 1/2 hour guided aerial adventure combines the thrill of being high above the ground with challenges that test strength, balance and agility on features such as tire swings, cargo nets, and zip lines. Four levels of challenge offer fun for all ages, from age 4 to adult!

Monday — Ride the trails on a mountain bike
Biking is a wonderful way to enjoy the splendor of the Smugglers' Notch region during the most colorful time of year. Sign up for a mountain biking introductory clinic, or a group ride to explore our single and double track trails or trail networks nearby. Our MTB Bike Shop is open daily for rentals. Don't miss the breathtaking view of the Notch just off our Country Road trail, or the mellow ride through farmland provided by the new Lamoille Valley Rail Trail!

Tuesday — Make your taste buds happy on the Taste of Vermont Tour
What's not to love about a day trip that includes chocolate, cheese and ice cream? Our Taste of Vermont Tour takes you through spectacular Smugglers' Notch pass on a scenic route from Smugglers' to Waterbury and Stowe with stops along the way for delicious Vermont products.

Wednesday — Fly through the trees on the ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour
Fly high above a rippling mountain stream and take in a bird's-eye view of the fall colors among centuries-old hemlocks, mature sugar maples and paper birch on Vermont's first world-class zip line canopy tour.

Thursday — Savor award-winning wines and delicious cheeses as part of a Gourmet Winery Experience
Visit the Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge for a tour of the winery and a tasting of their wines served with artisan cheeses, seasonal or dried fruit, and fresh bread. Enjoy a view of rolling farmland and hillsides from the winery's outdoor garden patio.

Friday — Hone your skills in Disc Golf
Our Brewster Ridge 18-hole disc golf course accommodates all levels. Enroll in a guided private clinic for skill development or take part in the fun of a group scramble on this lovely course that meanders through woods and meadows.

Saturday — Explore on a guided covered bridge walk
An easy stroll along the Lamoille River brings you to the Poland covered bridge built in the late 1800s. Take in riverside views as you learn about Vermont's covered bridge history.

Please note: For full details on activities during the Fall season, please visit individual activities pages.
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ArborTrek Canopy Tour Smugglers' Notch Resort
Biking at Smugglers' Notch Resort
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