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Smugglers' Notch, VT Travel and Vacation Getaways

Smugglers' Notch, Vermont Attractions Discover the scenic splendor of Smugglers' Notch, an inspiring northern Vermont vacation destination that abounds with winding rivers, dazzling peaks, freshwater lakes, and the stunning beauty of the Morse, Madonna and Sterling Mountains. With its heavy snowfall, "Smuggs" attracts skiers, snowboarders and winter sports enthusiasts alike, while summertime in the area means gearing up for hiking, biking, golfing and horseback riding thrills. Do not forget the popular swimming venues, including Rum Runners' Hideaway and Bootleggers' Basin. In the fall, the area's lush green valleys transform into an impressive and colorful display. This mountain haven is filled with charming New England-style restaurants, quaint antique shops and tasty Vermont maple syrup, cheeses and wines. Discover it all in Smugglers' Notch, Vermont.

Green Mountains Vacation Getaway

No matter what your travel style, Smugglers' Notch is a getaway for those who desire endless outdoor adventures and family-fun activities surrounded by Vermont's spectacular Green Mountains. In the winter, zoom down snow covered mountains on skis or snowboards, or hit the forested back trails on snow shoes or cross country skis. At Lajoie Stables, hop on a sleigh and ride through winter wonderland, or saddle up and trot along lush mountain paths. Nature lovers won't want to miss a scenic drive through Smugglers' Notch State Park, offering plenty of hiking trails and campgrounds, perfect for experiencing a night under the stars. Tour the world-famous Ben and Jerry's Factory, or sip on the award-winning vintages of Boyden Valley Winery. At Cabot Creamery see the makings of award-winning Vermont cheeses. For wildlife enthusiasts ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center gets you up close to the fascinating fish species that live in beautiful Lake Champlain. With Arbor Trek your getaway gears up to a whole new level. This guided eco-adventure tour takes you through the wilderness and over gorgeous mountain streams by foot and zip line.

Travel Tips

Packing tip - Be prepared for extreme weather. In the summer, pack your favorite pair of sunglasses, a swimsuit, and hiking boots. Snow jackets and snow shoes are essential in the winter.

Best attractions/tourist spots - Wyndham Vacation Resorts Smugglers' Notch Vermont features exceptional year-round activities, including tennis, golf lessons, fishing, biking, zip line tours, geocaching adventures, and award-winning arts and crafts programs for all ages.

Great time of year to visit - Although the summer is perfect for hiking, biking, golfing and camping in the Green Mountains, a Smugglers' Notch winter creates plenty of powder-fresh snow ideal for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other activities that are sure to impress winter sports enthusiasts.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • Jan: 23°F
  • Feb: 26°F
  • Mar: 33°F
  • Apr: 47°F
  • May: 60°F
  • June: 69°F
  • July: 73°F
  • Aug: 71°F
  • Sep: 64°F
  • Oct: 51°F
  • Nov: 39°F
  • Dec: 28°F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Burlington, VT
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Essex Junction, VT

Nearby Airports

  • Burlington International Airport
  • Franklin County State Airport
  • Ticonderoga Municipal Airport

Medical Facilities

  • Cambridge Regional Health Clinic
  • Copley Hospital (Morrisville)
  • Fletcher Allen Medical Center (Burlington)