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Maple products at Smugglers' Notch Vermont

A Vermont Maple Vacation Experience

The sweetest vacation you'll ever enjoy!
March 14-31, 2022

Take a look at the MapleFest 2022 Special Activities

Maple sugaring is a rite of early spring in Vermont.

It's a time-honored process filled with the traditions of hard work and social gatherings in the steaming sugarhouse, and the careful stewardship of the sugar maple woods over generations.

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, complimentary with your SmuggsPass*:
Vermont maple syrup
Tuesday - Saturday and Sunday, March 20 1:00 pm
Local sugarhouse tours. Complimentary with your SmuggsPass. Learn about the inner workings of local sugarhouses Moose Mountain Maple and/or Wyckoff Family Maples. Sign up at the Guest Service Desk. Transportation provided, meed at the Welcome Sign.

Thursday 3:00 pm
MapleFest Winter Carnival featuring games, and sugar on snow. Smugglers' Notch Distillery will be at the Carnival showcasing their Maple Gin, Maple Bourbon, Maple Cream, Organic Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, and Maple Bourbon Pickles. Sampling for award-winning maple enhanced Vermont spirits is for ages 21 & older.

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Maple Open House Weekend
Join our tour above or venture out on your own. For a listing of open sugarhouses around the state visit vermontmaple.org

• Maple welcome gift

Vermont sugar maple tap
Additional unique activities (fee-based):
Daily 7:30 am - 9:00 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 Scavenger Hunt — MapleFest Style
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 and s'mores!!! $10 per person.

Maple adventures in our local area:
Enjoy delicious maple dining specials at restaurants, maple products, and more.

*A SmuggsPass is included with Smugglers' family vacation packages. Our vacation ownership guests may purchase a SmuggsPass to enjoy expanded access to many of our programs and facilities.

To reserve your Smugglers' vacation and join in our MapleFest Celebration, please call our vacation planners at .

Read about MapleFest on healthyseasonalrecipes.com

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Thanks to Butternut Mountain Farm for their support of MapleFest!
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