Sip (and Taste)
We have an abundance of flavors to try in Cambridge and Jeffersonville. At the award winning Smugglers’ Notch Distillery you can sample vodka, gin, rum and bourbon. A 5th generation family farm is the site of Boyden Valley Winery where wine and maple liqueur tastings are offered. The Brewster River Pub & Grille has a single barrel system on-site and they are able to brew enough to have three lines dedicated to Brewster Beer. On Tuesday evenings make a reservation for Valley Dream Farm’s “Farm to Table Dinner & Tour” where much that is served was grown right on the farm. The Jeffersonville Farmers & Artisans Market with food, produce, crafts, and music happens on Wednesday evenings, June 13 – October 3 (except July 4).
Zip (and Throw and Ride)
With ArborTrek Zipline Canopy Adventures you get an exhilarating airborne tour through the trees. They also have a Treetop Obstacle Course. Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf is in a league by itself with two 18 hole courses, an Outdoor Center/Pro Shop, the US Junior Disc Golf Championships from August 3 – 5, and the Professional Disc Golf World Championship (along with FallFest), from September 2 – 9.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort Mountain Biking program is ramped up with a 3-acre skills park, 17 miles of trails, lessons for all levels and rentals. On Aug 11 – 12 there will be a 25k trail race. There is also plenty of biking to be had on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail – the longest rail trail in New England. The Trail is on an old railroad bed that runs along the river through the valley. In addition to Smuggs, you can find bike services at Bootlegger Bikes.
Flip (and float, swim and hike)
Smugglers’ Notch Resort has several pools and water slides open to the public as well as the FunZone 2.0 which offers plenty of ways to flip with joy! There’s the Smuggs Warrior Course, Laser Tag, Climbing Walls, The Leap of Faith, Slot Car Racing, Arcade Games, Obstacle Course, Bouncy House, Event Rooms, and the ReFuel Café (food, beer, wine). If you want to move at a slower pace, enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Lamoille River through the services of Vermont Canoe & Kayak or Bert’s Boats.
While we’re on the water, how about swimming? Vermont is famous for its swimming holes and that includes our corner of the state. Irish Springs (on 108 North heading out of Jeffersonville) is a popular place to take a dip on a hot summer day. It’s not an insult when someone from here tells you to take a hike. There’s the Sterling Pond Hike that follows the Long Trail from Smugglers’ Notch up to a mountain pond, the Brewster River Gorge trails, and the aforementioned Lamoille Valley Rail Trail among others. We have the scenery and fresh air; you bring your feet and hiking boots.
Cambridge Summer Events
2018 Summer Concert Series – May 26 – October 6
Martell’s at the Red Fox brings you a Summer full of fun and music on our new Gregory J. Martell Memorial Stage. Events will be family friendly and will feature some of Vermont’s best local musicians, along with some fabulous acts traveling from out of state!
Summer Solstice Party – June 21
Smugglers’ Notch Resort celebrates the longest day of the year! Sunrise Yoga, evening Fire Dancing & Drum Performances, and a spectacular fireworks display!
Independence Day – July 4
An old-fashioned July 4th celebration in Jeffersonville includes a 10:00 am parade, followed by a Town Fair with food, crafts, games, and live music by Cookie’s Hot Club. That evening at Smugglers’ Notch Resort there’s a Firemen’s Barbecue(benefiting our local fire department), DJ Goodtime Charlie playing music, the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band performing a mix of classic favorites and patriotic tunes culminating with a spectacular fireworks display against the backdrop of the Green Mountains.
JFAM Mountain Jam Music Series – July 11 – August 29
Shows featuring full bands in a variety of genres take place at the Wednesday evening Jeffersonville Famers’ & Artisans Market from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The 10th Annual Festival of the Arts – August 11
The Festival of the Arts showcases a variety of regional artists representing a diverse collection of art styles and mediums. There will be 60 artist booths and more art can be seen at Visions of Vermont, the Bryan Memorial Gallery and the Silo Project site. Live music (two bands) and children’s art activities will take place throughout the day. Delicious food and beverages will be available from local vendors.