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Smugglers' Notch Vermont Area Attractions

Lots more to do and see in the surrounding area!

Our spectacular corner of Vermont is renowned for its history, outdoor experiences and so much more. Just a short drive from Smugglers', you'll find plenty to explore. You can tour the many, quaint, nearby Vermont shops, arts and crafts galleries, or outlets. You'll find plenty to explore from dining to shopping for crafts and antiques, to art galleries, wineries, breweries and Vermont made products. Take a self-guided day trip to Montreal for a full day of sightseeing or explore nearby Burlington with its fine dining, shopping and many attractions. There are many things you can easily see and do on your own within an hour drive.

Here are some of our favorites...
  • Shop in nearby Jeffersonville and Cambridge -- art galleries, antiques, maple products and Vermont crafts
  • Explore historic Stowe - specialty shops, fine dining, antiques
  • Visit the famous Trapp Family Lodge
  • Explore the city of Burlington with its fantastic shopping and dining
  • Enjoy Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory
  • Visit Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
  • Test your will at Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Sample at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Shop at the Essex Outlet Fair
  • Tour Vermont Cabot Creamery

All Times Sparkling Cider

Supporting local fruit grower’s is the core of everything we do. Citizen Cider started off with the idea of creating a local hard cider made with all local fruit. Fast forward 7 years and we have grown into and established local company, but there was something missing… Yes, we have a great hard cider line-up, but what about the folks out there who don’t drink? We wanted to share our core values in creating a local cider with everyone. And so All Times was born.

Barn at Boyden Farm

The Barn at Boyden Farm is an indoor and outdoor venue that can accommodate a variety of events. Our historic, rustic barn is full of charm, and our spacious grounds offer sweeping views of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Whether you are planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a retreat, The Barn at Boyden Farm is the perfect venue for your special occasion.

Ben & Jerry's Factory

Located on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the Ben and Jerry’s Waterbury Factory. Here, you can learn all about the ice cream production process. The tour starts in the Cow Over the Moon Theatre with a 7-minute “moovie” about how Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a $5.00 correspondence class into a very successful business that shares its success with its employees and the community - and has fun doing it! Then, you’re off to the mezzanine for a bird’s eye view of how “Vermont’s Finest” is actually made. Finally — you’ll visit the FlavoRoom for samples of the day. For more information, visit www.benandjerrys.com

Cabot Creamery

Home of the World's Best Cheddar Cheese. Guided tours include an informative video, which tells not only the history of Cabot Creamery, but also a little something about the agricultural history of Vermont. After the video, take a walk down the hall to actually view Cabot's award-winning cheese being made. Following the tour ($2 per person over 12 years of age) you'll nibble the many varieties of cheeses, including the World’s Best Cheddar and Best Flavored Cheddar. You will also enjoy: Cabot Critters Coloring Book. Kids, and lots of adults, too, love our happy Cabot Critters! Weekly specials on selected cheese products. Manufacturers discount coupons. Money-saving coupons for purchases back home. Please call 1-800-837-4261 to confirm cheese-making days. If you have a large group we encourage you to make reservations for the tour. For more information, visit www.cabotcheese.com

ECHO inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. Through more than 100 interactive exhibits; 70 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians; major changing exhibits; a 2,500-square foot early learning interactive space; ECHO encourages visitors to view the natural environment as part of their neighborhood and to explore, learn about, and consider opportunities for stewardship.

Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Fiddlehead is a brewer owned business. Crafting approachable, multidimensional beers, while growing responsibly with a focus on the arts and positively impacting those in our communities – one beer at a time.

Lajoie Stables
Lajoie Stables is located 10 minutes from Smugglers’ Notch Resort. We are open 7 days a week for Sleigh Rides and horse back riding. All of our sleigh rides and trail rides are private. Bring your cameras for that memory that will last a lifetime! Reservations are required. MasterCard and VISA are accepted. 802-644-5347

Long Trail Brewing Company

The first batch of Long Trail Long Trail Ale® rolled off the line in 1989. At the time, the craft brewing industry in America was on the rise and Vermont was better known for maple syrup than beer. When Long Trail Ale® hit the taps at local watering holes; it blazed the trail for Vermont’s craft brewing industry.

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Chocolates is Vermont's ultimate chocolate experience. Try it first hand at their factory store located in downtown Burlington on 750 Pine Street. During the tour you will learn how chocolate is made from the Cocoa Bean and brought to our palettes with samples of dark, milk, and white chocolate flavors. The store features a wide selection of gift boxes, sea salt caramels, truffles, and an ice cream and hot chocolate bar, plus factory seconds! Tours are free and available daily Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on the hour and free Chocolate Tastings on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For additional information contact the factory store at 800-465-5909 or visit www.lakechamplainchocolates.com

Sierra Nevada
Ken Grossman learned to homebrew from the father of a close friend. From an early age, he was enamored by the sights and smells of the fermenting jugs of bubbling beer. His first attempts at brewing were rudimentary at best, but began a lifelong passion for the art of fermentation. Grossman began planning a new small-scale brewery based in Chico. He took inspiration from the nearby mountains - the Sierra Nevada mountain range - and launched Sierra Nevada

Stella Artois

At Stella Artois, we are extremely proud of our Belgian roots. Our story can be seen on every bottle of Stella Artois. If you look closely, hints of our origins are proudly displayed.
The Switchback Brewing Company was founded in 2002 with one goal in mind – to brew unexpected, relatable, great tasting beer.

Vermont Teddy Bear
Our factory is open year-round 7 days a week. It is a-must see for kids of all ages that live in or are visiting Vermont! We recommend planning to spend about an hour and 15 minutes on-site at Vermont Teddy Bear.

Wyckoff Family Maple
Wyckoff Family Maple offers classic maple syrup as well as a variety of maple infusions from Bourbon Barrel aged to vanilla and chocolate infused. Come try a taste today!

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery began in 2004 out of their Brewpub at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Since then, they have expanded to a 30-barrel brew house located on Pine Street in Burlington’s South End Arts District. Opened in spring of 2015, their Pine Street Brewery offers a full canning line, tasting room, retail shop and sun-drenched beer garden. CLOSE

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