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Family Guide Service

At Apple Tree, we offer a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities available for the entire family to enjoy. Many of our Family Guide Services are seasonal in nature, offering unique opportunities to experience all that the Stowe, Vernont area has to offer.

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Below is a sampling of the programs that we are currently running:

Family Guide Services
Winter Discoveries

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
All sleigh rides are not created equal. We have sampled the best in the area, and let the kids pick the winner.  Apple Tree visits Apple Cheek Farm for a sleigh ride with farmer John, a farm tour, and a farmyard fireside picknick!

Ice Falls, Ice and Cave Discovery
Walk the safe ice along stream edge right to the base of towering ice falls.  Explore the frozen beaver pond and observe his canals and lodge.  Climb the rocky path to spectacular views down the frozen cascade.  Play on slides at the source.  Explore a mysterious forest ice formation where there is no water fall, and seek a frozen cavity.  Squeeze into a cave crack, climb up through the narrow passage, and pop out the top!  

Cross Country Ski Adventure
We travel to Trapp Family Lodge to enjoy some of the very best cross country skiing in New England. Kid friendly outings can stay close to the warm fire in the lodge, or challenge experienced youth with a longer expedition. Experienced instruction and guiding provides for an appropriate fun-filled adventure.

Petra Cliffs Indoor Climbing Adventure
Take a break from the outdoor weather. Children are transported to South Burlington to enjoy an indoor climbing experience at a state-of-the-art climbing gym. Petra Cliffs features climbing walls, boldering room, caving ramp, and a high wire ropes course.

Indoor Ice Skating
Children love to skate. Whether they are trying it for their first time, or racing around forwards and backwards, our experienced staff keep children focused and safe so that everyone can improve and everyone will have fun.

Bingham Falls and Moss Glen Falls Expeditions
We will pull off the Mountain Road, and hike DOWN the short side trail to Bingham Falls. Steep stone steps descend to a view of cascading snow and ice. And/or we'll head to Moss Glen Falls, and take the short hike UP to the spectacular narrow ravine falls that split through the solid rock in a straight drop of water and ice.

Llama Walk and Farm Tour
We visit Apple Cheek Farm to visit with llamas, horses, chickens, and emus! Then we head out and let the llamas lighten our load and brighten our day as we take them for a short walk or longer tour.

Peace Pups Sled Dogs Adventure
We will visit Peace Pups in Elmore to learn about a variety of dog powered activities such as dog carting, dog scootering, skijoring, and of course dog-sledding. We might try dog-sledding and get a chance to meet and greet the dogs.

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Family Guide Service fees:
7 day advance rates: full day (8am to 5pm)$90.00 per child per day, half-day$50.00
Less than 7 days in advance: full day $100.00 per child per day, half-day $60.00

 

Below is a sampling of the programs for Spring, Summer, and Fall:

Family Guide Services
Three Season Discoveries

Stowe Rec. Path Discovery:
Campers may bike, roller blade, or walk the Stowe Recreational Path. We will stop for streamside exploration, a picnic lunch, and a great game of “Eagle Eye.”

Notch Road Adventure and Cook Out:
Campers will visit the notch road and explore short side trails, giant boulders, great crags and tiny caves in and around the notch. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and conclude our adventures with a fireside snack.

Mountain Biking Adventures:
Campers start up the Stowe Rec. path and head off into the woods on a variety of single-track trail explorations from relaxed rides for learners to challenging routes for the most advanced. The new Stowe dirt track provides an alternative style of fun with an outer ring of up-hill / down-hill rollers and an inner ring pump track. Mountain biking in Stowe provides something for everyone.

Llama Walk and Farm Tour
Campers visit Apple Cheek Farm to visit with llamas, horses, chickens, and emus! Then we head out and let the llamas lighten our load and brighten our day as we take them for a hike and have a picnic.

Reservoir Expedition Paddle:
Campers will be carefully guided in stable canes to explore the Waterbury Reservoir. Our expedition will wander to a beach camp picnic with time for lunch, games, snacks, and forest discovery.

Fishing Adventures:
Campers travel to select fishing holes in search of pumpkins seeds, perch, small mouth, large mouth, bull head, rainbow, and brown.

Petra Cliffs Outdoor or Indoor Climbing Adventure
Campers explore climbs here in Smugglers notch or Bolton notch or travel to South Burlington to enjoy an indoor climbing experience inside the state-off-the-art indoor climbing gym at Petra Cliffs.

Two Falls Exploration
Climb down the steep slope just off the mountain road to catch the spray of Bingham Falls. Then travel to Moss Glenn Falls where the walk in passes an active beaver lodge, and the ascent teeters along the edge of the needles eye!

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