A few weeks ago, my family had the opportunity to travel to Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont. We loaded up a borrowed Volkswagen Routan and headed to Smugglers’ Notch Resort.
We were there for a total of 3 nights – arriving just before dinner on a Thursday night. On Friday, the kids were all signed up for Smugg’s kids’ camp, but first, we decided to visit the Friendly Pirate Breakfast right on property. Unlike character meals at Walt Disney World, this requires no reservations – instead you just visit between 8 am and 10 am. Rockin’ Ron, the Friendly Pirate, goes from table to table, singing songs to the children and telling corny pirate jokes and stories. My kids LOVED it!
Then, it was camp time, and we dropped them off at their camp locations. My daughter was thrilled, while my son was a little nervous. But, at the end of the day, when camp was over, they were absolutely thrilled. In fact, my daughter didn’t want to leave – she asked me to come back later!
The next day, after camp drop off, my husband and I headed to Green River Canoes (just several miles down the road), where we embarked on the Water and Wine Canoe Adventure. Instead of a canoe, we chose to take a tandem kayak (the rest of our group took kayaks as well), and took an hour and a half trip down river to Boyden Valley Winery, where we were treated to bread, cheese, and wine.
On our last day, my daughter actually cried when she learned that we had to leave before she could attend camp that day. I’m definitely hoping we can travel back to Smuggs next summer!
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
Smugglers’ Notch, VT 05464-9537
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