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ArborTrek Canopy Adventures

1239 Edwards Rd, Smugglers' Notch, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers' Notch offers eco-adventure activities ranging from serene to extreme. Zip Line Canopy Tour. Soar thru stands... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Made the three hour trek to ArborTrek today for a day of zip-lining with my daughters. I was not disappointed!! Keegan and Caleb were fantastic guides! The rest of the staff was fun and helpful. Zipping at ArborTrek is worth every penny. The best thing about ArborTrek (behind the staff and the zip-lines) is the photos, the guides took photos... More

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Waltham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Unlike other zip line tours we've been on, this tour had minimal hiking but instead went from platform to platform among the trees. It is a heavily forested area, so you don't have views of the valley and mountains, but it is a very nice effect to see yourself flying along well above and over 50-100 foot pine and maple... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Caleb and Rachel are so kind, friendly, fun and expert. If you ever want to try zip lining, this is where and Rachel and Caleb are your whom. We will certainly be back again. Great times!

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My usually quiet 10 year-old was bragging about this tour from the moment we left. We did the zip-line tour, so I can't comment on the ropes course. There are 8 total zips, and I thought it was very thoughtful to have an escape line after the 1st two tame zips, just in case. Our guides, Keegan and Alex, were... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Myself and the kids had a great time doing the obstacle courses. There are 2 different courses depending on age and weight. My son got to do the more difficult course. He's 11 and got a bit nervous at times, but finished like a champ. I did the less strenuous course with my daughter, and she really got a hang... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a great time for our whole family of four. We have two athletic boys of eleven and twelve and they had a great time. The fact that pictures are include and freely available to download afterwards on facebook is a nice touch. We didn't have to try to take and keep up with a camera the whole time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Great! Not to be missed if you are visiting northern Vermont! Excellent tour guides. Fun, informative and professional. We felt very safe.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I are 60 & 70 years old and have zip lined many times. This is a class act from beginning to end. Even though I was hesitant to do the initial rappelling, Hope, Dan and Caleb were very patient with me and talked me through it. The second time was easier and 3 days later I decided... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What an awesome experience. From harnessing up, brief lesson & practice to experiencing the time of our lives. Jon and Josh were very professional in giving us instructions on "how to" & to enlightening us of the nature around us. They being our first time, they made us feel at ease and as we progressed with each line we approached,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was a great experience. A great wild winter adventure. The guides are awesome. Best zipline course we've ever done including some in Mexico and Central America. Very well organized and they give you the photos free! They are all about a good experience including providing photos so you can remember the experience. They aren't into overcharging you on 8x10... More

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