Mosey through the Village Courtyard and sample delicious food products made with ingredients from our Green Mountain State. Vendors are subject to change but may include: Barr Hill, SILO Distillery, Mad River Distillers, Long Trail, Woodchuck, Ambrosia Confections, Mountain Grove Coffee, It’s Arthur’s Fault, SAP!, GoodMix, MOCO Hot Chocolate, West River Creamery, Kimball Brook Farm, Wood’s Syrup, and Ski VT with Cabot Cheese.
The Smugglers' Notch special winter carnival features music, face painting, games, a bonfire, and more. The festivities are from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm on the Village Green. Always a family favorite hosted by Goodtime Charlie, Mogul Mouse, Billy Bob Bear, and the Friendly Pirate!
Enjoy Smugglers' Notch Resort and its amenities as a comfortable and convenient home base to visit sugarhouses and learn about the process directly from enthusiastic maple sugarmakers. During our Maple Vacation Experience offer we will include complimentary specialty food and beverage samplings, a children's gift, and sugar on snow during the Thursday Winter Carnival. Plus a selection of our popular programs will be maple themed just for you, and there will be special dining options at our restaurants.
Environmental Education at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
Education is a key component of reducing our environmental impact.
By building awareness of environmental issues in our guests and employees, we help create a larger group of people dedicated to improving our environment. Below is a list of activities and programs to help teach our guests and employees more about nature and how they can help improve our environment.
For Guests - A Program Sampler
Mother Nature (Winter) You can explore the woodland environment, visit Mother Nature in her teepee, and learn about animals including their tracks and habitats. And, you'll get a taste of the art of maple sugaring and all its sweet rewards.
Village Garden Tour & Living Machine (Summer) Bring your green thumb to The Gazebo and join a guided tour of many of the gardens in The Resort. A pleasant diversion and a great chance to pick up a few gardening tips and share your own! Round out your adventure with a visit to our Smugglers' Living Machine and explore flower power in action.
Family Nature Walks & Wikes (Summer & Fall) Explore brooks and streams, learn about the surrounding woodland areas and the black bear habitat, identify and recognize the sounds of birds of the Smugglers' area as well as various wildflowers and trees of our woods and meadows.
Organic Garden at Morse Highlands (Summer & Fall) Explore our visitor friendly organic vegetable garden at Morse Highlands. While there don't forget to check out our Agriculture Education Center. Learn about herbs, maple syrup production and say "hello" to our composting worms.
Notch Nature in the Evening (Summer) Join our Naturalist at Sir Henry's Hill for a "Fireside Chat" exploring the natural world and history surrounding Smugglers' Notch.
For Employees Smugglers' Notch is currently working to develop training programs to educate each of our employees about environmental issues and how each of us can work to help reduce our environmental impact.
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) work on environmental programs and projects. Please contact ECO www.eco.org) for more information.
Past internship projects have included: 2001:
Developing a composting management plan
Working on a water quality remediation plan
Establishing a baseline of Smugglers' energy use, solid waste, and water quality and use
Developing this environmental website
Writing an environmental management plan
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