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Map & Directions to Arbortrek Smugllers' Notch, VT

Coming from:

From Burlington:Follow 15 East to Jeffersonville. Turn right on Route 108S at Jeffersonville. Follow for 4.5 miles to Edwards Road on the left. Note: Edwards Road intersects with Route 108S twice. Turn left on the second Edwards Road. Drive 0.3 miles and turn right in to ArborTrek.

From 89/Stowe/Waterbury (Summer): Take Exit 10 (I-89) in Waterbury, VT. Follow Route 100N to Stowe. In Stowe, turn left on Route 108 North through Smugglers' Notch Pass to Edwards Road on the right, about 4.5 miles from the top of the pass. Drive 0.3 miles on Edwards Road and turn right in to ArborTrek

From 89/Stowe/Waterbury (Winter): Take Exit 10 (I-89) in Waterbury, VT. Follow Route 100N through Stowe to Morrisville. In Morrisville, pick up Route 15W through Johnson to Jeffersonville. In Jeffersonville, turn left on Route 108 South. Follow for 4.5 miles to Edwards Road on the left. Note: Edwards Road intersects with Route 108S twice. Turn left on the second Edwards Road. Drive 0.3 miles and turn right in to ArborTrek.

From St. Albans: From 89 and St. Albans State Hwy, head south on VT-104 S/Fairfax Rd. for 18 miles. Turn left on Route 15E for 3.0 miles. Turn right onto Church St. at Jeffersonville. Keep right on Route 108 South. Follow for 4.5 miles to Edwards Road on the left. Note: Edwards Road intersects with Route 108S twice. Turn left on the second Edwards Road. Drive 0.3 miles and turn right in to ArborTrek.

From Smugglers' Notch Village: Turn right on Route 108S and drive for 0.6 miles. Turn right on Edwards Road. Drive 0.3 miles and turn right in to ArborTrek.

ADVISORY:  The road between Stowe and Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, commonly referred to as Vermont Rte 108 S, "The Mountain Road", and Smugglers' Notch Pass is closed from early November to mid-May each year.  During the winter, guests are advised to use the Winter Directions from 89/Stowe/Waterbury above.  Google Maps has proven to be the only mapping program which recognizes the pass closure.  Guests are advised to double check the directions provided by their GPS devices to confirm they are not being routed through the Pass.

Tour Info

Join us in the trees for an award-winning 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.  Discover why Travel + Leisure magazine listed us as one of the "World's Coolest Zip Lines", Yankee Magazine chose us as a 2012 Editor's Choice for Best of New England, and sOutside 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 the serene to the 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 the area.  Our new treetop obstacle course and climbing programs, on the other hand, are designed for those who want to get physical and include the opportunity to slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, and swing through the trees on more than 40 elements.

SMUGGLERS NOTCH / STOWE, VERMONT ZIP LINE CANOPY TOURS

Smugglers Notch / Stowe, Vermont Zip Line Canopy Tour

Soar through the forests and explore the wilds of the Green Mountains of Vermont as you ride up to 4,500 feet of zip lines, cross sky bridges high above the forest floor, and rappel from trees.  Nestled in the scenic valley below Smugglers' Notch and following an ever-babbling mountain stream, the zip line canopy tour provides access to reaches of the forest canopy and views of the area not otherwise available to hikers and explorers.  Designed to educate, entertain, and inspire, small groups are escorted by two experienced zip line canopy tour guides familiar with the local ecology and natural history and prepared to provide instruction, coaching, and entertainment.  While the long zip lines and stunning views are certain to thrill even the most experienced outdoor enthusiast, the zip line canopy tour is built with a progression aimed to prepare and delight first-time zip liners.

TREETOP OBSTACLE COURSE

Smugglers Notch / Stowe, Vermont Treetop Obstacle Course and Aerial Trekking Course

Slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, swing and stroll through the trees.  The Aerial Trekking Course is designed with adventure trekkers in mind.  The semi-guided adventure combines the thrill of being high above the ground with physical challenges.  The aerial trekking course consists of 40+ elements and the opportunity to climb our rock wall.  Following completion of a ground school, participants are provided the opportunity to explore a variety of different course areas rate easy to very challenging.

CLIMBING ADVENTURES

Smugglers Notch Climbing Adventures Stowe, Vermont

Test your climbing prowess on a variety of climbings ranging from our mobile rock wall, innovative new, eco-friendly tree climbs, or vertical obstacle courses.

TEAMBUILDING PROGRAMS

Stowe Vermont Teambuilding and Corporate Events

This isn't your run-of-the-mill teambuilding program. To be highly effective, teams need to practice. That's just want our adventure teambuilding sessions are designed to do... Complete a series of ground-based obstacles that present physical, mental, and emotional challenges that invite groups to explore teamwork strategies and demonstrate for themselves the importance of planning, cooperation, and communications.  Programs can be tailored for skill development, assessment, or just pure recreation.

Smugglers' Notch / Stowe, Vermont

ArborTrek Smugglers' Notch is located at Smugglers' Notch Resort in Northern Vermont.  Situated on the northeast flank of Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, ArborTrek is centrally located to many of Northern Vermont's most popular attractions.  In addition to year-round ammenities and lodging at Smugglers' Notch Resort, Stowe, Vermont is located just 20 minutes to the south through historic and scenic Smugglers' Notch Pass.  Burlington, Vermont's largest city, is located 40 minutes to the west. 

Vermont's Green Mountains are central to the area and provide opportunities for hiking and climbing.  Scenery abounds here and outdoor activities are just out the door.  In the winter, combine your zip line canopy tour with skiing and riding at Smugglers' Notch Resort or Stowe Mountain Resort, snow mobiling, and sleigh rides.  Spring through Fall, combine your zip line canopy tour or aerial adventure tour with guided hikes up Mount Mansfield, mountain biking, off-road Segway tours, canoeing, mountain biking on the Stowe Bike Path, award-winning youth programming, swimming and water slides at Smugglers' Notch, or any of a number of arts and collector auto shows in the area.

For more information about our zip line canopy tour, treetop obstacle course, teambuilding or our other adventure programs, or for suggestions for accomodations, dining options, or other adventures in the area, please contact us at (802) 644-9300.

Reservations

To join us in the trees for a zip line canopy tour adventure, call (802) 644-9300 or book online now by clicking on either the group or individual tour reservation button below. If in searching for a select date you do not find what you need, please contact us. For guests with groups or 9 or more, call us for assistance, complete our online group request form, or select seats over multiple tours using our online booking engine.

Book Online Now (for tours of 8 or fewer guests. Larger groups can book across several tours)

Group Request Form (for groups of more than 8 participants)

Pricing

ArborTrek's Wild Ride Zip Line Canopy Tour: 2.5 to 3.0 hours*  $99.95 plus 6% State tax and 1% servicing fee*
Available Year-Round

ArborTrek's Wild Winter Ride Zip Line Canopy Tour: 2.0 to 2.5 hours*  $87.50 plus 6% State tax and 1% servicing fee*
Available November thru March

Arbor's Express Zip Line Canopy Tour: 1.5 to 2.0 hours*  $65.00 plus 6% State tax and 1% servicing fee*
Available November thru March to individuals and small groups; April to November for groups of 20 or more only

A discount of 10% is available to Smugglers' Notch guests vacationing on Club Smugglers' Packages, Group Packages, RCI Exchanges, Vacation Homeowners and Season Pass and Bash Badge Holders. Not valid with other discounts.

*Children under age 11 must weigh 70lbs or more and meet all tour requirements.  Each child under age 11 must be able to function independently of the adult and be supervised by a parent or legal guardian on the tour at all times.  A 1:1 ratio for parent or legal guardian to child under 11 is required.  For a 2:1 ratio, a request must be made in advance of the tour and approved by the Course Manager to insure additional staff are available to assist.   Please call 802-644-9300.

**Estimates for tour length are based on an average group size of 7-9 persons; tours with fewer participants are likely to be completed in less time.

 

Discounts and Specials

Ongoing Discounts and Specials

Smugglers’ Notch Guests, Season Pass Holders and Bash Pass Holders
Receive 10% OFF per person before taxes are applied.

Groups of 4 or more
Receive 5% OFF per person when you book a group of 4 or more people and pay in one transaction.  Not valid with all promotions.  Call for more details and to have the disocunt applied.

Groups of 8 or more
Receive an additional 5% OFF per person when you book a group of 4 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
Recieve an additional 10% OFF per person.  Discount may not be applied to third-party offers or promotions exceeding 25%.

Running Promotions

Vermont Residents Discount
Receive 30% OFF per person before taxes and fees are applied on any weekday tour operated between January 1 and March 31 when you present a valid picture ID or proof of Vermont residency.   Not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

Student Discount
Receive 25% OFF before taxes and fees are applied on any tour operated between April 1 and the Friday before Memorial Day weekend when you present a valid picture ID with proof of enrollment.   Not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

Father's Day
With the purchase of two full fare tours, Dad flies for FREE.  Valid for tours scheduled for June 14-16, 2013.  Not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

Mother's Day
With the purchase of two full fare tours, Mom flies for FREE.  Valid for tours scheduled for May 10-12, 2013.  Not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

Military Discount
Active military personnel receive 10% OFF before taxes and fees are applied.  Must call to have discount applied.

Hours of Operation

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers’ Notch is open year round by reservation.  The following guidelines are rough.  For specifics, please view our online booking system or call (802) 644-9300.

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Jan 1 - Apr 15
Apr 16 - Jun 7
Jun 8 - Sep 3
Sep 4 - Oct 31
Nov 1 - Dec 18
Dec 19 - Dec 31

Participant Requirements and Tour Restrictions

The canopy tour at Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont is designed for participants of average mobility and strength who are in reasonably good health. Due to the remoteness and nature of the tour, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any person or persons that for medical, safety, or any other reason.

Please review the following requirements. Failure to read, understand, and comply with the following requirements may result in a forfeiture of tour fare if the participant does not meet all requirements at time of the tour.

Tour Requirements

All participants must agree to and sign a participant agreement.

  • Participants under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must be at least 8 years of age.
  • Children under age 16 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian on the tour. Children under age 11 are not allowed on the tour without a 1:1 ratio of parent to child. All children must be able to participate independently of the adult. In cases, where a 1:1 ratio of parent to child is not possible, it may be necessary to hire an additional guide. Please call 802-644-9300 to discuss this with the course manager.
  • Participants must weigh between 70 and 250 pounds and be at least 48 inches in height and fit properly in to the safety equipment provided.
  • Each participant must be physically able to control the speed of their travel along the zip lines by applying gentle downward pressure on the cable with leather gloves.
  • Each participant must be able pull themselves along the zip cable a few feet in the event they lose momentum before reaching any given landing platform.
  • There is a short nature walk during the tour on an unpaved trail at an incline. Each participant must be able to complete this walk.
  • Pregnant women, people with serious or reoccuring heart, neck, or back problems, or other serious illnesses will not be allowed to participate in the tour.
  • No one under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or impairing legal drugs, will be allowed to participate in the tour.
  • Participants must be able to understand and comply with instructions in English
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required.

You cannot participate in the canopy tour if you:

  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
  • Have recent or reoccurring neck, back, or musculoskeletal injuries
  • Have epilepsy or seizure disorders that do not permit you to drive
  • Are under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or legal drugs that impair you in any way
  • Suffer from a heart condition that may require immediate medical attention

ArborTrek is committed to helping make the canopy tour experience accessible to all users. While the nature of the tour requires certain restriction be assigned to protect the public, we are often able to accomodate individuals outside of these parameters with advanced notice and approval from the Course Manager. Please contact us at 802-644-9300 with questions or special needs.

Tour Preparation Checklist

Arbor's Wild Ride Zipline Canopy Tour at Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont takes 2.5 to 3.0 hours to complete. Most of this time is spent on the course which is located some distance from the Welcome Center and other facilities. Please arrive prepared to be outdoors for up to 3.0 hours as we run rain or shine.

Tours leave promptly at the scheduled time. We recommend arriving early. During the warmer months, yard games and picnic tables are available. Hiking trails depart from right next to the Welcome Center. In the Winter, cross country ski access is available for Smugglers' Notch Resort Guests and Pass holders.

What to Wear

Guests should come dressed for the weather. We recommend wearing several layers as conditions on the course can change during the course of the tour.

  • Warm Weather (60˚F or above): Long pants or long shorts, long-sleeved shirt or wind jacket, athletic shoes or light hiking boots, raingear, bug repellant, and sunscreen.
  • Cool Weather (30˚F to 60˚F): Long underwear, turtleneck or long-sleeved shirt; long-sweatshirt, sweater or fleece jacket; long pants, light-weight jacket, athletic shoes or light hiking boots, light fleece or wool gloves, and raingear.
  • Cold Weather (30˚F and below): All cool weather gear plus a pair of insulated, waterproof boots, winter-weight jacket, ski pants, neck warmer, fleece or wool hat, ski goggles or wrap-around sun glasses with retainer strap.

Clothing Notes:

  • We recommend long pants or longer shorts for comfort with the harnesses. Shirts should be long enough to tuck into the pants to prevent the harness from rubbing on the skin.
  • Guests with long hair should bring a hair tie or clip to pull their hair back.
  • Sun glasses or ski goggles are recommended during cold weather and on days where rain or snow is predicted. We recommend that all glasses be secured with a retainer strap.
  • Gravity will do most of the work for us on the tour. Dress prepared for periods of activity and inactivity.
  • Guests must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots. Sandals, flip flops, slip ons, and Crocs are not acceptable.
  • ArborTrek cannot be responsible for lost or stolen goods on the tour. Please leave all valuables including jewelry at home.

What to Bring:

  • An adventurous spirit
  • Cameras and video cameras with retaining straps are welcome on the tour. We do not recommend bringing cameras that do not have secure retaining straps as it is not always possible to retrieve dropped objects from below the tour.
  • Sunscreens must be applied prior to the start of the tour and may not be reapplied once the harnesses and equipment have been put on.
  • Necessary medications. We will be traveling through areas with limited access where medical help could be some time away. Please bring with you all medication that might be immediately necessary to prevent onset of a more serious condition including asthma inhalers, nitroglycerine pills, EpiPens, insulin, etc.
  • Cash to tip your guides (standard recommended tip is $5-$10 per person) and to buy ArborTrek merchandise (t-shirts, hats, posters, postcards, photos, and more).
  • Food, water, and snacks for before or after the tour. Picnic tables and field games are available at the Welcome Center during warmer months. You are welcome to hang out, enjoy the views, and watch others as they prepare for the tour.

What Not to Bring:

  • Cell phones are not permitted on the tour. Please leave them at home or in your car.
  • Pets. No accommodations will be made for pets on the tour or at the ArborTrek Welcome Center. Please leave pets at home. The only exception to this policy is for trained leader dogs or animals. If you require the assistance of a leader dog or animal, we request you provide us advanced notice.
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco, alcohol, or drugs are not allowed on the tour or on the grounds.
  • Food and chewing gum are not allowed on the tour.

Spectators

The canopy tour is located more than a mile from the Welcome Center and is not easily accessed by trail from our location. Guests who are not participating in the tour are welcome to stop by, but they will not be allowed to travel along on the ground below the tour. Other activities are available at Smugglers’ Notch Resort and in the area for guests who prefer to remain on the ground. Guests traveling with children who are too young to participate in the tour are encouraged to contact Smugglers' Notch Resort about their award winning youth programs and camps. For children 6 weeks to age 3, ask about Treasures Childcare Center when booking your vacation!

Cancellation & Refunds

When you book a tour, you are arranging for a program that requires us to reserve course space and equipment and to hire and train guides and support staff. When you cancel or reschedule, we often incur the same costs and may have turned people away. For this reason we require 14 days notice for cancellations and rescheduling for groups of less than 8 and 30 days notice for cancellation and rescheduling for groups of 8 or more. Participants who cancel a reservation for any reason with more than 14 days notice (30 days for groups of 8 or more) will receive a full refund less a 20% non-refundable booking deposit. Participants may make one date change outside of 14 days (30 days for groups of 8 or more) without fee. No refund will be provided with less than 14 days notice.

Participants should carefully review all zipline canopy tour restrictions prior to booking. In booking, participants acknowledge that the final screening process will take place at the canopy tour site upon arrival. Guides are authorized to deny any guest participation if they fail to meet any of the participation requirements. No refunds will be issued if participants are denied access to the course for failure to meet screening or participation requirements, choose to depart the course early, or are removed from the course for their inability to follow guide instructions or to participate safely.

Bad Weather Policy

We operate the zipline canopy tour rain or shine. Rarely must canopy tours be cancelled due to inclement weather. During periods of electrical storms, heavy icing, or high winds, we will first delay the zip-line canopy tour. Cancellations are a last option. In the event that we must cancel a tour, we will provide you the option of a full refund or reschedule you. If you have questions about the weather, please call. We will only call you if we know the tour you are scheduled on will definitely need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

Note: Some of the most memorable tours come during or after storms. Coming prepared helps ensure a positive experience in any weather.

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