1. Fall
  2. Summer
  3. Spring
  4. Winter

Maple Family Vacation


#1 Resort in the East - SKI Magazine Reader Survey 2023

Maple products at Smugglers' Notch Vermont

A Vermont Maple Vacation Experience

The sweetest vacation you'll ever enjoy!
March 10-29, 2024

Your visit to Smugglers' Notch Resort during our MapleFest Celebration will immerse you in the traditions of the sugaring season, right in the geographic heart of Vermont's renowned maple syrup production. You'll even see sap lines at the resort that collect for a nearby sugarhouse!

Smugglers' is your comfortable and convenient home base for visits to sugarhouses where you'll learn about the process directly from enthusiastic maple sugarmakers. From snowshoe and walking treks, to specialty food and beverage samplings, to special dining options at our restaurants, you'll find so much that is maple-themed.

Plan on enjoying days filled with excitement, learning and fun that will leave you with your sweetest vacation memories ever!

Your Vermont MapleFest Celebration features the following:
Vermont maple syrup
Self-Guided Local Maple House Tour
Local sugar house tours. Learn about the inner workings of local sugar houses.

Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MapleFest Spring Carnival featuring syrup on snow, games, ice carving, and music.

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Maple Open House Weekend
Celebrate Vermont Maple! Experience a live boil, sugar house tours, activities for the whole family and plenty of maple treats! For a listing of open sugar houses around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Vermont sugar maple tap
Additional unique activities (fee-based):
Daily 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Maple flavored drink specials at the Perk and a variety of maple products for purchase at the Country Store.

Tuesday 4:00 pm
Snowshoe Adventure Dinner Advance registration required.

Thursday 10:00 am
Maple Experience Snowshoe Trek - intermediate level.
Join us on a guided trek through Vermont's pristine woods and learn about the liquid gold that runs through our maple trees. learn to identify the different types of ample trees and techniques involved in maple sugaring — a time honored Vermont tradition. Weather and trail conditions permitting. $45 per person, equipment provided. Please call the Nordic Center to sign-up, ext 1173.

Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Snowshoe Maple Scavenger Hunt — Join us for a maple-themed, self-guided family adventure. Strap on snowshoes, follow our clues, and enjoy exploring our beautiful trails. Complete your adventure with a bonfire!! $10 per person. Please call the Nordic Center to sign-up, ext 1173.

Don’t miss delicious maple-infused menu items and specials at the Morse Mountain Grille and Hearth & Candle Restaurant, and specialty beverages at The Perk!
Morse Mountain Grille will be featuring: Vermonti Cristo • House Chicken Wings with Maple Ale Glaze
and Maple BBQ Sauce • Vermont Stuffing Bites • Vermont Maple Cheesecake

Country Store offerings: Available for purchase maple donuts and cookies • Maple section featuring
all of the grocery items that are maple-themed for purchase

Maple specials at the Perk include: Maple cappuccinos, lattes, & smoothies

To reserve your Smugglers' vacation and join in our MapleFest Celebration, please call our vacation planners at 1-800-419-4615.

Read about MapleFest on healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Butternut Mountain Farm Logo
Thanks to Butternut Mountain Farm for their support of MapleFest!
start planning
Call direct for the best price

TripAdvisor Award

Send me Emails & News Receive updates on Smuggs news, events, and special offers.