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ArborTrek Canopy Adventures

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Address: 1239 Edwards Rd, Smugglers' Notch, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
Phone Number: 802-644-9300
Description: 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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Locals played tourists

Four of us locals decided to be pretend tourists this past weekend and see what this canopy adventure was all about. We went on our zipline excursion on May 17, 2015. Let me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Four of us locals decided to be pretend tourists this past weekend and see what this canopy adventure was all about. We went on our zipline excursion on May 17, 2015. Let me tell you, we had SO much fun! It was a blast. Hope and Josh were our tour guides and they did an amazing job. I highly recommend... More 

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West Suffield, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We did our second run of this trip in December. We had done the trip in the summer and wanted to compare the views. Both were educational and thrilling rides. The guides know their stuff, make it intersting and help people of all levels of comfort make the complete trip. While you could see farther in the winter, it was... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The canopy zip line tour was a great experience. It was safe, educational, and a lot of fun! I really appreciated the attention to safety throughout the tour. The guides ensure that all gear is properly fitted, and everything was in excellent condition. Before the tour begins, everyone receives a lesson on a training zip line that's just a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was our first zipline a couple of years ago. It was amazing then and our most recent visit lived up to our memories and expectations! We've zipped in Idaho, Gatlinburg, Hot Springs, and even in the MegaCavern in KY... But this is by far the best we have experienced. The scenery is spectacular, the guides are friendly and helpful,... More 

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Despite the rain, our treetop obstacle course adventure was really fun. My afraid-of-heights husband even made it through. The guides were nice and there was a good variety of obstacles with a range of difficulty levels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Chris & Nate took our group of 8 and made this zip lining tour the best! My two sons ( 10 & 12) thought the experience was awesome. Cole even enjoyed his hip bump to get him started on each run! My mom came and did the course, something she added to her bucket list. Everyone was very happy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wow!!!! I've never done anything like this and am afraid of heights and wooden bridges. I DEFINITELY conquered my fears! Thanks for the tour Scott & Javier!!!!!

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Westford, VT
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was worried about the weather prior to booking and it did turn out to be a rainy day but we couldn't have had more fun. It is beautiful, exhilarating and just a blast. My 12 year old daughter and I loved it. Zipping was the best but repelling and rope bridges were fun too. Guides were great and took... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My friend & I reserved the 10 am zip line trip. Hope & Tom were our guides. What a wonderful adventure! I am afraid of heights & they made sure that I was comfortable every step of the way & made it fun for everyone. They were knowledgable about the geography & history of the area as well as the... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Loved this place. Great guides Dave and Scott. First time we did a canopy adventure. It was awesome.You have to try it out. I loved zip lining. They take pictures which you can get off their facebook. would do it again for sure.

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