08/22/2011 02:01 pm ET | Updated Oct 10, 2011

Water Parks In Vermont: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Water parks in Vermont offers the excitement of summer within beautiful winter resorts. Several venues have upgraded their facilities to attract visitors all year round. Wander beautiful natural trails in the morning and then splash into a pool in the afternoon. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on water parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about the ones in Vermont.

Notchville Park

Smugglers' Notch, tucked away in the mountains of Vermont, was once a rum runner's paradise. Now, the resort offers skiing in the winter and a full range of activities in the summer, including the water park known as Notchville.

The Twister

Notchville Twister is 140 feet of slippery twisting fun. The tube water slide twists along the edge of the water park and dumps riders into a heated lagoon.

Swim Or Climb

The park also features a lily pad walk where swimmers try to walk across giant foam lily pads while holding onto a rope. The Sugar House douses guests with a bucket full of water at regular intervals. If you tire of swimming, try the rock climbing wall adjacent to the park.

The Mountainside Cabana

The Mountainside Cabana serves drinks, snacks and light fare right next to the pool area so you spend the entire day in your bathing suit.

Safety Record

While Smugglers' Notch has many recorded skiing accidents, our research reveals no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at the water park.

Address: 4323 Vermont Route 108 South Smugglers’ Notch, VT 05464-9537
Phone: 802-644-8851
Hours: June 10 through Aug. 14, Notchville is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 through Sept. 5, the park is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: The water park is free to guests of the resort.

Liquid Planet Water Park

Just across the border from Vermont in Candia, New Hampshire, Liquid Planet is stationed on the edge of Crater Lake. The park offers plenty of activities for children and adults both in and out of the water.

The Largest Spray Ground In New England

The Fountain of Youth is the largest "spray ground" in New England. More than 5,000 feet of water toys shoot, spray and drop water on kids of all ages.

Do The Time Warp

Haley's Comet is a 246-foot tube water slide that twists you through a maze of pipes like a comet. Trevor's Time Warp gives you a 270-foot ride down three stories. Both slides dump you into the Splashdown Lagoon. If you're looking for a more natural water experience, check out Crater Lake. Ride inflatable water slides or just relax in an inflatable tube of your own.

The Lunch Pad And The Milky Way Cafe

The Lunch Pad serves hamburgers, pizza and subs while the Milky Way Cafe serves snacks, drinks and tropical smoothies.

Safety Record

Our research reveals no notable news reports of safety issues or accidents at Liquid Planet Water Park.

Address: 446 Raymond Road, Candia, NH 03034
Phone: 603-483-2200
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to sundown; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: A single day pass to the park costs $25 for visitors over 48 inches and $20 for visitors under 48 inches. Active military and children under the age of 2 are free.

Other Noteworthy Parks Near Vermont

The Pumphouse, Jay Peak Resort
Water Slide World
Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water park
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Water Country

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