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ArborTrek Canopy Adventures

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Address: 1239 Edwards Rd, Smugglers' Notch, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
Phone Number: +1 802-644-9300
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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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OMG this was the best time. Dad and two girls 14 & 10. They were nervous at first but wow what a great time. Josh and Chris were really fun and made the trip really fun. HIGHLY... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Louis C
Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG this was the best time. Dad and two girls 14 & 10. They were nervous at first but wow what a great time. Josh and Chris were really fun and made the trip really fun. HIGHLY recommend this to anyone. Was neat gliding through the trees with the snow covered ground and the stream running underneath. Great views and... More 

Thank Louis C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our family's first winter in beautiful Vermont. We spent the days hiking and waiting for snow. It finally arrived and we wanted to see the mountain in a new way so we went zipping with ArborTrek. It was a TOTAL BLAST!! Our guides were Josh and Chris who showed us the ropes, literally, and kept us safe. They... More 

1 Thank Lenniedg
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Zipping was fantastic!! The longest zios were the best!Guides, Chris and josh, were great!!!! Repels were exciting, yet terrifying!

1 Thank hessica8684
Quincy, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We signed up for the canopy tour not knowing what to expect. Although we had been zip lining before, it was in Mexico five years ago. We can't say enough about our guides - Scott and Nate. They were total pros. Not only did they do a great job explaining what we were going to do, they gave us a... More 

Thank Nancy B
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I admit I was terrified throughout parts of this obstacle course but we were so proud of ourselves for attempting it. Our guide Mike was knowledgeable about all the obstacles and had great tips when we were in a bind. Definitely more of a physical challenge than we had anticipated. Highly recommend!

Thank Aimee C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

What a fun experience! 9 ziplines. 2 repels. 2 rope bridges. Chris and Mike were great guided. Scenery was beautiful. Guides very safe and informative.

Thank Kathy D
Cabot, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The wife and I booked a zip line tour during our vacation to enjoy the fall weather and avoid stacking our firewood. The tour was amazing and our guides Josh and Tanner made the trip a blast. While the foliage was awesome any season Vermont has will bring a different and unique experience to the table. We're certainly going to... More 

Thank Dan M
Jeffersonville, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great afternoon adventure. Guides were awesome, weather was great and views were amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank 55PIR
Yonkers, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Jake and Chris were fun and engaging and knowledgable about the trees and forestry as well as ziplining. Our group was small (only 8) so we were able to do the entire course quickly without a lot of downtime. If anyone was scared there were mini ziplines for them to to but luckily our group was brave. There were 8... More 

Thank Elisa C
Waterbury, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Zip Lining-through the trees/Mountains of Smuggs, VT. The guides, Jon & Jeremy were very friendly and made the experience fun and set any thoughts of fear-at ease. If you bring a camera, make sure you can secure it to the harness... I will be sure to bring mine next time. Plan about 3 - 3 1/2 hours...and wear comfy clothes.... More 

Thank TraceyTinVT

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