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Address: 1239 Edwards Rd, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, VT 05464-9426
Phone Number:
+1 802-644-9300
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers' Notch offers eco-adventure...

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers' Notch offers eco-adventure activities ranging from serene to extreme. Zip Line Canopy Tour. Soar thru stands of eastern hemlock, white birch, and sugar maple on more than 4,500 feet of zip lines, cross suspension bridges, rappel from trees, take in breath-taking mountain views from tree platforms high in the forest canopy and learn about the natural history and ecology of the region on Vermont’s first zip line canopy tour. Fully guided. Requirements: 70 to 250 lbs., 8 years and older, good to moderate health. Year-round. Reservations required. Treetop Obstacle Course. Climb, crawl, jump, dash, balance, zip and swing through the forest on more than 50 elements including wobbly bridges, balance beams, log swings, ladders, zip lines, and more. Following a thorough ground school, participants can choose from 5 courses ranging from easy to extremely difficult. Children ages 4 to 7 can complete the first 22 obstacles on the Apple Creek Course. Those who are 70 lbs and can reach 66 inches standing flat-footed may also access the Back Forty Course Area. On-course supervision is required for youth, ages 12 years and younger. All participants wear a full-body harness, helmet, and smart-belay connector to ensure 100% connectivity while above the ground. Semi-guided. Reservations recommended. Climbing Adventure. Test your courage and climbing prowess on a series of rock walls, vertical obstacles, and tree climbs. A variety of challenges for young children and athletic adults. The Climbing Adventure can be completed as a lone conquest or added to the Zip Line Canopy Tour or Treetop Obstacle Course at a deep discount. Adventure-Based Team Building. A variety of half-day and full-day adventure-based team building options are available to school, youth, and community groups as well as adult professional and corporate work teams. Programs range from purely recreational to instensely developmental. AWARDS.- Yankee Magazine: 2012 Editor's Choice Award- Travel + Leisure Magazine: Listed as one of the "World's Coolest Zip Lines"- Outside Magazine's Adventure Advisor Blog: "One of the Best Wilderness Zip line Tours in the U.S."

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We went because other plans got canceled. It was awesome, my wife is trying to get over the hight issues she has. Everyone was patient and very supportive. The instructors were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer G
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went because other plans got canceled. It was awesome, my wife is trying to get over the hight issues she has. Everyone was patient and very supportive. The instructors were very helpful and all about safety. We had a great time, and will probably go again if we are in Vermont. Thank you. Arbortrek

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hello! I was at arbortrek ziplining yesterday, and it was one of the best ziplining experiences i think I will have! First, they have something called ground school. This is where they will prep you, so that nobody will have any issues. What I liked about ground school is that they make sure everybody knows how to zipline before they... More 

Thank malexander01
Springfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I went with my friend and our three children. (7,7,9) It was great!! My daughter enjoyed herself. Beginner course was a little challenge with younger children but worth the effort. They enjoyed themselves. After we had time to the the rock wall and climbing side. Also was fun for them!!

Thank Jetee76
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding experience, our guides Lauren and Mike were excellent, friendly and professional, I highly recommend this activity while visiting smugglers notch, I had a blast! Found my new outdoor sport addiction...

Thank Jennifer D
rye, ny
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

My husband and I went on this tour, and it had to be one of the best experiences we have ever had. Let me start by saying that I am TERRIFIED of heights, but I never once felt scared or unsafe. They take you in at your tour time and put you in a very safe and secure harness, and... More 

Thank alexandrasmom
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was an incredibly amazing experience I wish everyone could try. We had so much fun as a family zip lining. We went during the summer so it was a beautiful day! Our tour guides were spectacular, we didn't have enough nice things to say about them. This experience is beyond worth the money. It creates memories for a lifetime,... More 

Thank Alexandra_Brook
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The day we had booked our tour we woke up to a snowstorm. Unsure whether the zip line tour would be going ahead we arrived and were told, 'Rain, snow or shine, the tour will go ahead.' And we were so glad it did. What an amazing experience in the snow! Sure it was cold but the adrenaline kept us... More 

Thank HeikiV
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful time with our very informative, professional, and friendly guides Lauren and Connor on Oct 25! This was our first time ziplining, and we were a bit nervous as it snowed just before our tour, but we were immediately comfortable with our very knowledgeable guides leading us through the beautiful canopy. We definitely want... More 

Thank Michelle H
Babylon, New York
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I had the greatest experience on the Canopy Ziplines at Arbortrek. Our guides Mike and Jeremy were so patient and wonderful. It was easier than I thought and I was able to do all 8 ziplines, the 2 rope bridges, and 2 rappels. On one of the zips, I panicked and braked too soon and Jeremy was... More 

Thank LynneS_NY
Hanover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had such a great experience this fall at ArborTrek with guides Danny and Jeremy. I had a great time ziplining and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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