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Smugglers’ Notch: Summer’s Hidden Secret

While New England’s beauty gets a lot of hype during the fall months, each season in the region is quite lovely, especially its lush summers. In the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains awaits Smugglers’ Notch, an idyllic summer escape full of adventure with mild temperatures.

On the water, canoe or kayak the Lamoille River or enjoy the many other water areas including eight heated pools, four waterslides and two freshwater reservoirs.

On land, go mountain biking or for a hike. Choose a guided or self-guided hike that fits your interests and skill level. Consider the trail to Moss Glen Falls. This easy, one-mile hike winds through the woods to put you in a prime position to gaze and photograph these enchanting, dramatic falls. Photo tip: for great light, plan to visit the falls early in the morning. This sets you up to catch the morning light as it rises from the east over the fall’s rocky surface, which opens out to the west.

Vermont vacation-goers can also fly through the Green Mountains by zipline on a treetop canopy tour; go climbing, fishing, golfing; or even on a llama trek, a three-hour hike and picnic excursion with the gentle creatures.

Make your home base Smugglers’ Notch Resort #0300, which features on-site fishing, swimming pools (an adult and a children’s pool), Jacuzzi/hot tub, playground, tennis courts and offers child care. At this RCI affiliated resort, cozy condominiums are available in the heart of the resort, or in a quieter, wooded area. The choice is up to you. All condos are an easy walk from the Village Center, but guests can also use the resort’s free shuttle. 

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*Photo at top of page by Norman Maddeaux, Flickr.