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Year-round Zip Line Canopy Tour

Smuggs takes fun to a whole new height!

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.

Discover why Travel + Leisure magazine listed us as one of the "World's Coolest Zip Lines", Yankee Magazine chose us as a 2012 Editors' Choice for Best of New England, and Outside Magazine's Adventure Advisor Blog listed us as "One of the Best Wilderness Zip Line Tours in the U.S."

ArborTrek Smugglers' Notch offers eco-adventures ranging from SERENE to EXTREME. Our zip line canopy tour is fully-guided and combines the thrill of high-speed zip lines with stunning views of the region and commentary on the local ecology, natural history, and lore of Smugglers' Notch. Our new tree climbing program and treetop obstacle course are designed for those who want to get physical and includes more than 70 obstacles like wobbly bridges, rope swings, cargo nets, zip lines, suspension bridges, and balance beams.
Zip Line Canopy Tour

Designed to educate, entertain, and inspire, ArborTrek’s Zip Line Canopy Tour is guaranteed to provide nature lovers and thrill seekers with an experience they will never forget. Following a mountain brook high above Smugglers’ Notch Resort Village, the tour descends through mature stands of hemlock, white birch, and sugar maple. Participants soar down more than 4,500 feet of zip lines, cross bridges high above the forest floor, rappel from trees, and enjoy stunning views of the area. The canopy tour is fully guided and designed for participants of moderate-to-good health from ages 8 to adult, weighing 70-250 lbs. (max weight: 220 lbs. if less than 5'4", 180 lbs. if less than 5'0").
Treetop Obstacle Course

Treetop Obstacle Course (2.5 hours)
Slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, and swing through the trees. The Treetop Obstacle Course is designed with adventure trekkers in mind. This self-guided adventure combines the thrill of being high above the ground with physical challenges that test a participant’s strength, balance, and agility. The Treetop Obstacle Course consists of 80+ elements. Following completion of a ground school, trekkers are provided the opportunity to explore a variety of different course areas rated from easy to difficult and designed for participants of good-to-excellent health from ages 4 to adult. To complete the entire course, participants must be at least 8 years old and be able to reach 66 inches standing flat-footed. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult on the course. Admission to the Treetop Obstacle Course also includes the Climbing Adventures. 8 yrs & older - $60 plus taxes and fees, under 8 yrs - $30 plus taxes and fees (limited course access). Admission to the Treetop Obstacle Course also includes the Climbing Adventure.
Open Saturday & Sunday

Zip Line Canopy Tour and Treetop Obstacle Course Videos

Tree Climbing Adventures 

If you’ve ever dreamed of climbing high into a tree or climbing walls, here’s your chance. Our climbing program blends new belay technology with innovative climbing holds that make tree climbing easy and tree-friendly. Climbers choose from a variety of routes including our synthetic climbing wall, four tree climbs, and 12 vertical obstacles. Designed for participants in good-to-excellent health from ages 4 to adult, weighing 40-250 lbs.
$20 per hour. Add to the Zip Line Canopy Tour for $10.
Open Saturday & Sunday.

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 availalble 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:

Arbor's Wild Ride Arbor's Wild
Winter Ride
Arbor's Express
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.

**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.
Zip Line Canopy Tour Photos
To view photos from recent ArborTrek Canopy Adventure Tours, check out our web gallery and Facebook page.
> Visit ArborTrek/Smugglers' Notch Gallery
> Visit ArborTrek on Facebook.
> Instructions for locating your tour photos
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 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. 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.

Returning Guests
Receive an additional 10% OFF per person. Discount may not be applied to third-party offers or other promotions exceeding 20%.

Running Promotions
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.
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