Water, Water Everywhere: A Summer Day at Smuggs | Kids VT | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Local Guides » Kids VT

Water, Water Everywhere: A Summer Day at Smuggs

By

Published July 30, 2016 at 3:54 p.m.


Page 2 of 3

The floating tramp at Rum Runners' Hideaway - JANET FRANZ
  • Janet Franz
  • The floating tramp at Rum Runners' Hideaway
We drove our own car five minutes to Morse Mountain and hiked 10 minutes to Rum Runners' Hideaway, a six-acre reservoir in a scenic mountain setting. The boys waded in marshy water and inspected a floating, inflated trampoline. We contemplated renting a paddleboat, but instead hiked down to our car and drove to Bootleggers’ Basin, another reservoir surrounded by fields and mountains. The inflated Zoom Flume slide was closed, so we explored the sandy beach before heading home — exhausted, wet and happy.

Details: For Vermont residents, Daycation tickets cost $34.50 for adults and $24.50 for kids ages 3-18. Admission is free for kids under 3. Bring towels. Lifejackets, swim noodles and inner tubes are provided at pools and slides. Shop for supplies and food, including ice cream from a Ben & Jerry's scoop shop, in Smugglers' Notch Village.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.