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Info from Regional Tourism Website[edit]

The page was recently filled with a dump of information from the regional tourist website [1]. Listings should be on individual city pages, but many of the towns/villages don't have pages, so I've moved the listings here in the interim. I'm not sure if all of these would necessarily be listings, but they're here for future reference/data mining. - Shaund 01:36, 20 October 2010 (EDT)

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Cabot Creamery Visitors Center

2878 Main St. Cabot, VT 05647 Toll Free: 1-800-837-4261 Web: www.CabotCheese.coop Come see where the World’s Best Cheddar is made. Take the guided tour! Nibble on free samples! Weekly Cabot Specials! Large selection of Vermont Specialty Foods!

Dairy Association Company - Bag Balm Factory

184 Williams St. Lyndonville, VT 05851 Ph: 802-626-3610 Toll Free: 1-800-232-3610 Web: www.BagBalm.com What's in the little green tin? For over 100 years, Bag Balm has soothed the skin of animals and humans alike. Bag Balm is produced in Lyndonville, where you can take a free tour, and buy direct from the factory.


Maple Syrup Producers


Couture's Maple Shop and Bed & Breakfast

560 VT Route 100 Westfield, VT 05874 Ph: 802-744-2733 Toll Free: 1-800-845-2733 Web: www.MapleSyrupVermont.com A true Vermont family farm B & B. Visit the calves in the dairy barn and during sugaring season watch them boil the sap. The Maple Shop features everything maple from hot sauces to cookbooks.

Echo Hill Farm

4400 Echo Hill Road Craftsbury, VT 05826 Ph: 802-586-2239 Web: www.EchoHillFarm.com Atop Echo Hill Road in East Craftsbury, the sugarhouse sits nestled among hundreds of maple trees. The Calderwood’s combine modern production methods with generations of tradition to produce 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. Stop by during sugaring season to see how they do it.

Cliff Haven Farm B & B

5463 Lake Road Newport Center VT 05857 Ph: 802-334-2401 Web: www.CliffHavenFarmBedandBreakfast.com In northern Vermont, steam rising from the sugarhouse is an open invitation to visit and sample the new syrup. Feel free to do so here as well or stop in any time of year to buy syrup.

Northeast Kingdom Made Products


Clarner Woodworks

170 Maple Lane East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-626-8935 Web: www.ClarnerWoodworks.com Doug Clarner specializes in custom made, hand-crafted furniture using a variety of wood types including Vermont Maple. He is a member of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, and has a reputation for excellence. His studio is open to visitors by appointment.

Jasper Hill Farm

148 Town Highway 41 Greensboro, VT 05841 Ph: 802-533-2566 Web: www.jasperhillfarm.com A small, family farm that tends a small herd of well cared for Ayrshire cows. These healthy, happy cows produce some of the cleanest, sweetest milk in the state of Vermont. Jasper Hill Farm turns this into their famous artisan cheeses such as Bayley-Hazen Bleu and Constant Bliss.

Mountain Fiber Folk

188 Main St. Montgomery Center, VT 05471 Ph: 802-326-2092 Web: www.MtFiberFolk.com The shop features a collection of spinning & knitting fibers and yarns obtained from local llamas, alpacas, sheep, Angora bunnies, and even Samoyed dogs! Not only can fiber artists find a vast supply of materials, but the shop also offers locally made gifts such as woven items, needle-felted critters, and much more.

New Wings Designs Cabinetry/ Për Guitars

281 The Bend Road Greensboro Bend, VT 05842 Ph: 802-533-2444 Web: www.VermontFurnitureMakers.com/Courtney Për Courtney has been a master furniture & cabinet maker for over 30 years. He also designs & handcrafts an array of jewelry and the most beautiful looking & sounding electric guitars. He often uses Vermont hardwoods in his furniture and other creations. His studio is open to visitors by appointment.

Sanderson's Wooden Bowls

2902 VT Route 114 East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-626-9622 Web: www.VtBowls.com All the wood bowls, wooden pens and other wood pieces are made at the Sanderson home and studio located in East Burke. Visitors are welcome to visit the studio where their friendly donkeys and rabbits are waiting to greet you.

Snowshoe Farm Fiber Shop

520 The Great Road Peacham, VT 05862 Ph: (802) 592-3153 Web: www.Alpacas-SnowshoeFarm.com Here you’ll find a special selection of hand-knit and hand-woven alpaca fiber products. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind items that have been hand-knit on the farm or made by local fiber artists. While you’re here you can meet the alpacas from whence the fiber came.

Trout River Brewery

58 Route 5 Lyndonville, VT 05851 Ph: 802-626-9396 Web: www.TroutRiverBrewing.com Trout River produces fresh, all natural, premium ales and lagers year round using pure Vermont water along with the finest imported and domestic hops & malt. You can purchase bottled beer, kegs and growlers (2-quart glass jugs filled fresh) directly from their retail shop.

West Barnet Woodworks

98 Campers Lane Barnet, VT 05821 Ph: 802-633-2860 Web: www.WestBarnetWoodworks.com Michael Lamp, master craftsman and furniture designer has been making hand-crafted, hand-carved furniture for the last 30 years using Vermont, using carefully selected, native Vermont hardwoods. His studio is open to visitors by appointment.

Farms & Gardens

Agape Hill Llama Farm

618 Houston Hill Rd. Hardwick, VT 05843 Ph: 802-472-3711 Web: www.AgapeHillFarm.com You can trek with the llamas or tour the farm any time of year. Nancy will match you up with a llama and take you and your group on a guided trail walk. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the picnic area before or after your walk or farm tour! The farm has many other critters including chickens, sheep, goats, ducks, horses, cows, angora rabbits, turkeys and pigs!

Emergo Farm Bed & Breakfast

261 Webster Hill Rd. Danville, VT 05828 Ph: 802-684-2215 Toll Free: 1-888-383-1185 Web: www.emergofarm.com Just north of Danville Village, this strikingly handsome farm is a prize winning sixth generation working “Dairy of Distinction”. The farm's 230 acres include a hilltop picnic area with panoramic views of much of the Northeast Kingdom. Historical and present day farm tours are offered.


Greenbank Hollow Farm

633 Greenbanks Hollow Road Danville, VT 05828 Ph: 802-684-1163 Bruce Brink and his team of black Percherons offer sleigh and hayrides for groups and couples, taking them on a magical journey through some of the Kingdom's most spectacular trails, a working maple sugar bush, and open fields with views of the White Mountains.

Meadow View Farm

1545 Darling Hill Road Lyndonville, VT 05851 Ph: 802-626-3104 Web: www.Meadow-View-Farm.com The Meadow View Farm boasts over 845 acres where grass fed, Belted Galloway cows are raised for beef, sales, and show stock. Farm tours are available so you can see how the cattle are raised and cared for.

New Leaf Designs Eclectic Nursery/Down to Earth Worm Farm of Vermont

PO Box 66 281 The Bend Road Greensboro Bend, VT 05842 Ph: 802-533-9836 Web: [[www.DowntoEarthWormFarmVt.com ]] Featuring hundreds of varieties of unusual, cold-hardy, native & fruit-bearing ornamental trees, shrubs & perennials, display gardens, and, of course, "The Wacky Worm Sisters" and their “Wall of Worms”. They often host worm composting workshops and events.

Perennial Pleasures Nursery & Tea Garden

63 Brick House Road East Hardwick, VT 05843 Ph: 802-472-5104 Web: www.PerennialPleasures.net Perennial Pleasures grows over 950 varieties of hardy heirloom flowers and medicinal herbs. Stop by during May – September to visit the gift shop, tour the display gardens or relax and enjoy an elegant afternoon savoring English cream teas served in the Tea Garden.

Pete's Greens

266 South Craftsbury Road Craftsbury, VT 05826 Ph: 802-586-2882 Web: www.PetesGreens.com A four season, certified organic vegetable farm, Pete's Greens grows over 300 varieties of vegetables. Produce and localvore items available at the seasonal farm stand, Capitol City Farmers Market, or through year round CSA, Good Eats.

Willoughby Gap Farmstand

3 Lake Road Newark, VT 05871 Ph: 802-467-3921 Web: www.WilloughbyGap.com Willoughby Gap Farmstand features organic produce picked fresh daily and a gift shop full of Vermont Made items including farmstand made preserves and pickles. A variety of activities for all ages are planned throughout the summer including hayrides, pumpkin picking, ice cream specials, and more!

Recreation

Burke Mountain Resort

223 Sherburne Lodge Rd. East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-626-7300 Toll free: 1-888-BURKEVT Web: www.SkiBurke.com Renowned for breathtaking views and ski racing heritage, this family friendly resort features 45 sweeping, winding trails, an average of 217 inches of snowfall each year, and a vertical drop of 2,011 feet.

Clyde River Recreation

2355 VT Route 105 West Charleston, VT 05872 and Gardner Park Newport, VT 05855 Ph: 802-895-4333 Web: www.ClydeRiverRecreation.com Canoes, kayaks, and fishing boats for rent hourly, daily or weekly. A favorite trip is a drop-off on the Clyde River for a paddle down the lazy river, ending at your vehicle. Great for experienced or beginning paddlers.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

535 Lost Nation Rd. Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 Ph: 802-586-7767 Web: www.Craftsbury.com Host to the Annual TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon and known for top notch Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer, they offer world renowned sculling and running camps along with scenic trails for mountain biking or nature walks.

D-N-D Stables Guided Trail Rides

1952 VT Route 114 East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-626-8237 Web: www.horserentals.com/dndstables.html Scenic rides through the woods and fields of the Northeast Kingdom. Rides available at your convenience from sunup to sundown - just call to make a reservation. A small and personal stable, D-N-D will suit rides to your ability.


Great Vermont Corn Maze

1404 Wheelock Road North Danville, VT 05828 Ph: 802-748-1399 Web: www.VermontCornMaze.com 10 acres of good old fashioned fun! Challenging miles of pathways of corn, 50 ' bridges, emergency exits and helpful hints. Explore the Barn-yard Center with 100' of underground tunnels, pedal tractors, korny kid korn maze and pettting animals.

Highland Lodge Nordic Center

1608 Craftsbury Rd. Greensboro, VT 05841 Ph: 802-533-2647 Web: www.HighlandLodge.com Their full-service ski center offers 30 miles of roller-packed trails, 10 miles track-set, Ski and snowshoe rental, private lessons, guided snowshoe nature walks on weekends, group Ski-Inns every Thursday throughout winter, as well as sleds and toboggans for younger children.

ideRide

East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-777-5778 or 802-535-6247 Web: www.ideRide.com Offering guided mountain biking adventures, camps, biking clinics and a shuttle service to the Kingdom Trails network of trails. The ideRide staff and guides share a love of biking and extensive knowledge of the trail systems in Vermont and other states.

Jay Peak Resort

4850 VT Route 242 Jay, VT 05859 Ph: 802-988-2611 Toll Free: 1- 800-451-4449 Web: www.JayPeakResort.com Jay Peak averages 377" of snow annually with 78 trails for skiers & riders of all abilities, and Vermont's only Aerial Tramway. During foliage season, the tram is a great way to take in the colors from above.

Kingdom Trails

Route 114 East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-626-0737 Web: www.KingdomTrails.org A multiple-use trail system unlike any other and recently voted as the Best Trail Network in North America by Bike Magazine in their annual Reader's Poll. Enjoy the pastoral and wild setting in the rolling hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom while you are mountain biking, hiking, trail running, Nordic skiing, or snowshoeing.

Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF)

PO Box 499 Derby Line, VT 05830 Ph: 802-334-7676 Web: www.mstf.net MSTF maintains X-C ski trails in both the town of Derby and on Mt. Hor in the Willoughby State Forest. Their goal is to increase the number of people enjoying the quiet beauty of cross country skiing in the Northeast Kingdom.

Montgomery Adventures by Mountain Haven Sled Dogs

262 Deep Gibou Road Montgomery, VT 05470 Ph: 802-370-2103 Web: [[2]] An educational and adventurous journey with sled dogs through the wooded outskirts of Montgomery. In the spring & summer, they have canoe & kayak rentals as well as overnight camping trips and birthday party boat tours. In the fall you can take a guided foliage tour with the dogs and their dog cart.

NorthWoods Stewardship Center

Ten Mile Square Road East Charleston, VT 05833 Ph: 802-723-6551 Web: www.NorthWoodsCenter.org A non-profit organization with a mission of connecting human and natural communities through education and action. NorthWoods offers a range of school and adult programs, workshops, camps, guided paddles, snowshoe treks, hikes, and field trips.

Siskin Ecological Adventures

East Charleston, VT 05833 Ph: 802-673-5638 Web: www.Siskinea.org The staff of Siskin are a combination of ecologists and passionate amateur naturalists who can lead you on a search of elusive boreal birds, lead a wild edible plant walk, or help you unlock the secrets of winter tracking. Events such as guided paddles, winter tree ID treks, or butterfly counts are scheduled throughout the year.

Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge/Nulhegan Basin Division

Brunswick, VT Ph: 802-962-5240 Web: www.fws.gov/R5soc/come_visit/Nulhegan_Basin_Visitor_Center.html The public is welcome to visit the Visitor Contact Station in Brunswick which is open Monday – Saturday. Information including maps, state hunting and fishing regulations, species facts, and more is available. Visitors are welcome to walk the trails, fish, hunt, and view the wildlife.

Twin Pines Recreational Tree Climbing

299 Maple Lane Danville, VT 05828 Ph: 802-684-9795 or 802-684-2164 Web: www.newenglandtreeclimbing.com/vermont.html Truly a World Class facility for experiencing Northern Vermont’s finest scenery & forests. Certified instructors provide lessons oriented for various interest levels, from Fun Climbs to a basic course where you learn everything needed to climb on your own.

VTrout Outfitters Evansville, VT 05860 Ph: 802-673-9993 or 802-754-6043 VTrout Outfitters provides fly fishing services and instruction for Bass, Trout, Pickerel and Northern Pike on some of Vermont's most remote and productive bodies of water. Full and half day trips available with tackle, life jackets, and lunch/snacks provided.

Arts & Culture

Bread & Puppet Museum

753 Heights Rd Glover, VT 05839 Ph: 802-525-3031 Web: www.BreadandPuppet.org Hundreds of puppets and masks, ranging in size from miniature cut-outs to towering giants, are housed in a 130-year old barn. Summer activities include parades and outdoor performances. Admission is by donation.


Circus Smirkus

1 Circus Rd. Greensboro, VT 05841 Ph: 802-533-7443 Toll Free: 1-800-532-7443 Web: www.Smirkus.org Circus Smirkus is a non-profit art/education organization that provides a forum for youth and adults to collaborate on life enhancing adventures in the Circus Arts. Programs include the Big Top Tour, Smirkus Camp, and Circus Smirkus Academy. The facility is open for tours from visitors and prospective students and their families.


GRACE (Grass Roots Art and Community Effort)

13 Mill St. Hardwick, VT 05843 Ph: 802-472-6857 Web: www.GraceArt.org The GRACE non-profit mission is to discover & promote self-taught artists, including the populations of elders and other special constituencies in Vermont. The GRACE Firehouse Gallery offers a diverse selection of contemporary self-taught art and often hosts community workshops.

Haskell Free Library and Opera House

93 Caswell Ave. Derby Line, VT 05830 Ph: 802-873-3022 Web:www.HaskellOpera.org The Haskell is uniquely located astride the US/Canadian Border so that you can literally stand in 2 countries at once. Performances range from The Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Montreal West Operatic Society, Broadway Musicals and Theatrical World Premieres.

Memphremagog Arts Collaborative (MAC)

138 Main St. Newport, VT 05855 Ph: 802-505-1265 Web: www.MemphremagogArtsCollaborative.com MAC showcases local artisans. Their mission is to nurture the communities understanding, appreciation and support of the arts, cultural heritage & humanities through a gallery, performances and special events. Open six/seven days a week, year round.


Old Stone House Museum

109 Old Stone House Rd. Brownington, VT 05860 Ph: 802-754-2022 Web: www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org This monumental granite structure was completed by our nation's first African-American college graduate, Alexander Twilight. Museum exhibits focus on 19th century life in northern Vermont including folk & fine art, antique farm equipment, & photographs. Open mid May – mid Oct.

Itineraries[edit]

Itineraries from the regional tourism office.

MOSTLY MOOSE - Cycling Tour

Moose. And trees. Not much else including' traffic, 'cept scen'ry. We saw four moose without hardly looking when scouting this loop. Fairly level when riding north and south. Bumps and hills east and west. Energetic beginners, make a two-day trip out of this one. Others can do it in a day, given enough time and daylight. Paved roads run the gamut from sometimes rough to delightfully smooth.

Directions: This 67 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider departs from the junctions of Vermont Routes 114 and 105 in Island Pond. From there ride north on Route 114 through Norton to Canaan. Take Route 102 South to Bloomfield, then Route 105 West back to Island Pond.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail – Paddling Tour

Paddle your way through history on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail as it wanders through the Northeast Kingdom. The entire 740-mile trail traces Native American travel routes linking the watersheds of northern New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine. The Northeast Kingdom section follows the Clyde and Nulhegan on a 60-mile trip from Lake Memphremagog to the Connecticut River. Depending on where you put in, you can enjoy a smooth day of paddling or an adventurous push through rapids. Regardless of your choice scenery is your reward: a panoramic vista, a young moose nibbling on grass, and native bird life await!

Long Pond Natural Area, The Nature Conservancy – Walking/Hiking Tour

The Conservancy manages 1,500 feet of shoreline around this 99-acre remote, undeveloped pond surrounded by a softwood and northern hardwood forest. The most important ecological feature at Long Pond is a 30-acre northern white cedar swamp at the south end. The old logging roads on the property make good walking and hiking trails.

A northern hardwood forest surrounds the pond. This woodland is composed of sugar maple, red maple, yellow birch, American beech, balsam fir, white and red spruce and white ash. The understory includes hophornbeam and striped maple. A few large old individual yellow birches still persist. The mature northern white cedar swamp at the south end of the pond on either side of Sawmill Brook is the most extensive of several wetlands in the area. The dense canopy of cedar is broken occasionally by large white spruce. Flanking the brook is an open, narrow sedge-shrub swamp with sweet gale, leather leaf, speckled alder and a variety of sedges. These are a few of the many rare plant species on the property.

Directions

From Willey’s General Store in Greensboro Village, take Garvin Hill Road for about three miles until you come to a “Y”. Bear left on Hill Road and, after about half a mile, bear right onto Hillcrest Road. Go three-quarters of a mile, then take a left onto Tamarack Ranch Road, as it’s called in the Vermont Gazetteer. There is an old converted schoolhouse on the right-hand corner and then a homestead on the left. After that, it becomes a rough woods road. To drive in, you need a high clearance vehicle. Drive in as far as you are comfortable, avoiding right-hand turns. Park on the side of the road and walk in straight until you come to the Conservancy trail sign-in box.

LIVING LANDSCAPE – Driving Tour

Dairy farms, open pasture… the North Country of the Kingdom is a land of crops and cattle. This journey cuts through fertile meadows and past barns of all shapes and sizes. Expansive views across the border offer a glimpse into Canada, while pieces of Canadian culture find their way into quiet villages villages. Begin your exploration at the Old Stone House that tells a story of the land and the people who live, work, and play in the Kingdom. The landscape, legends and history come to life as the tour takes you on a journey to explore Galloping Acres Riding Stable, Canterbury House Antiques and Collectibles, The Haskell Opera House & Library, Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, Mountain Country Soaps, Couture’s Maple Products and more!

A Sampling of Destinations Along the Way:

Destination #1 – Brownington The Old Stone House Museum Brownington, VT 05860 The Orleans Country Historical Society operates the Old Stone House Museum, the Kingdoms collection of regional history. The complex includes five historic structures (all dating from the early 1800s) and 55 acres of surrounding farmland. The main exhibit building, The Old Stone House, is a four story granite structure build in the 1830s to serve as a dormitory for the Orleans County Grammar School.

Destination # 2 – Brownington Clan of the Hawk Brownington, VT 05860 The Clan of the Hawk is the Coos-Cowasack Band of the Abenaki Nation of Native Americans. The Tribal Grounds, a 39-acre site located along the Willoughby River, is open to the public from early May through October, with special events scheduled through the summer.

Destination #3 – Derby Canterbury House Antiques & Collectibles Derby, VT 05829 Many of the quaint Northeast Kingdom villages have at least one antique shop, if not more. Scattered throughout the Kingdom, antique stores add nostalgia and charm to any visit.

Destination #4 – Derby Line Haskell Opera House & Library Derby Line, VT 05830 Visitors can straddle two nations at the world’s only international opera house, where performances take place in Canada and audience members sit in the U.S.!

Destination #5 – Newport Memphremagog Arts Collaborative Newport, VT 05855 Take your time whilst you browse the showroom of the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative. The Collaborative showcases work from many area artisans with a focus on cultural heritage.

Destination #6 – Newport Goodrich Memorial Library Newport, VT 05822 The Victorian structure on the corner of Main Street and Field Ave. in Newport has been the village library since it was founded by Converse and Almira Goodrich at the end of the 19th century. The Vermont Room upstairs contains extensive records and artifacts from the past century.

Destination #7 – Newport Mountain Country Soap Newport, VT 05855 An example of Kingdom ingenuity, this 20-acre former dairy farm with scenic views is not the source of natural bath and body products. Soaps, hand and body lotions, herbal body and lop balms, candles, shaving soaps, gift sets and baskets…all are manufactured and packaged in the former farm house.

Destination #8 - Westfield Couture’s Maple Products Westfield, VT 05874 Maple Products galore! Syrup, candy, lollipops, sugar, dressings, cream, and more… Call ahead to visit the sugarhouse in March or April when Jacques and Pauline Couture are busy boiling. Visitors can also stop by their dairy barn to see the milking process.

Destination #9 – Westfield Hitchcock Memorial Museum & Library Westfield, VT 05874 The Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library was built in 1899 to serve local residents. The first floor contains an extensive historic collection. A natural history museum on the first and second floors hosts a surprising taxidermy display of North American and African animals, and a recent additional if the building houses temporary exhibits on local history.

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WINTER

Island Pond Christmas Bird Count

Web: www.NorthWoodsCenter.org Part of a century-old, hemisphere-wide annual bird survey involving thousands of volunteers, the Island Pond count is the northern-most in Vermont and regularly produces uncommon boreal species like the gray jay, boreal chickadee, and black-backed woodpecker.

National Winter Trails Day

Web: www.WinterTrails.org Winter Trails Day is a day where children and adults can try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing FREE at more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Participants in 2009 included Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Highland Lodge Nordic Center, and Hazen’s Notch Association.

Island Pond Winter Carnival

Web: www.IslandPondChamber.org Fun events for all ages during this weekend event include: Ice skating, snow sculpture competition, cardboard sled races, intro to ice fishing, guided snowshoe treks and more...

The Sled Dog Dash

Web: www.SledDogDash.com A family oriented event for pet enthusiasts. Come see some of the World's most competitive sprint racing teams compete against each other in the spectacular setting of Burke Mountain.

Vermont Snowflake Festival

Web: www.VermontSnowflakeFestival.com 2 weeks of family fun and activities throughout Lyndonville and Burke including horse drawn wagon rides, ski races, torchlight parade, chowdafest and more.

Shed Meet and Chili Dinner

Web: www.NorthWoodsCenter.org Join NorthWoods and the VT Fish and Wildlife Conservation Group for the Annual Shed Meet. Bring your sheds and/or trophies to share and be scored by officials from the VT Big Game Trophy Club. Enjoy wild game chili and cornbread as well as prizes for the highest scoring Moose and Deer sheds. Proceeds benefit both organizations.

Spring

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

Web: www.VermontMaple.org A public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and an opportunity for the public to visit one or more "sugarhouses" throughout the state. Activities vary at each sugarhouse and include the opportunity to watch maple syrup being made as well as sample maple products.

Earth Day at Northwoods Stewardship Center

Web: www.NorthWoodsCenter.org Earth Day is a time to celebrate our planet and do something for the environment. Past activities at NorthWoods include planting trees along a local river to help protect water quality and restore riparian habitats. Lunch and tools provided, all you need are your mud boots! St. Johnsbury Maple Fest Web: www.StJMapleFestival.org Come for a sweet time! Artisans and craft vendors featuring Vermont products will line the street! Events include a pancake breakfast, maple vendors, a fun run, rock climbing wall, sugar on snow party, science and historical exhibits and much more.

Earth Week at Lyndon State College

Web: www.LyndonState.edu/sustain Celebrate Mother Earth all week with activities aimed at enlightening earthlings on their place in the natural world. Events & topics include alternative energy, recycling, clean water discussions, the organic vs. non-organic ice cream taste test, eco party, recycled skate board junk jam & more.

Vermont Open Studios Weekend

Web: www.VermontCrafts.com/links/open.html This is your chance to visit the Artists and Craftspeople of Vermont in their studios and see how, where, and what they create. Artists throughout the Northeast Kingdom and the entire State participate in this popular, annual event.

Hardwick Area Community Coalition Spring Family Festival

Website: www.HeartofVt.org Fun for the entire family with sack races, face painting, puppet show, water balloon toss, musical chairs, arts & crafts, ooblick table, volleyball, a parade, carnival, and craft & garden fair.

Vermont Days

Web: www.VtStateParks.com For 2 days every June, all state park day areas, state owned historic sites and the VT Historical Museum are open to the public free of charge. There will be ice cream at some parks, fishing workshops, concerts and traditional crafts demonstrations.

Mountain Fiber Folk Farm to Yarn Tour

Web: www.MtFiberFolk.com A must for fiber artists who want to know more about where their wool, angora, or other fibers are grown. Visit one or all participating farms and see how the animals are lovingly raised, and from where locally grown fiber originates.

Summer

Good Ole’ Fashioned County Fairs

Featuring parades, horse & pony pulls, tractor pulls, petting zoos, carnival rides, home cooked foods, and much more. Visit one or all for a great time that celebrates our agricultural heritage.

The Orleans County Fair Web: www.OrleansCountyFair.org

The Caledonia County Fair Web: www.VtFair.com

The Danville Fair Web: www.DanvilleVtChamber.org

Feasts with the Beasts at the Fairbanks Museum

Web: www.FairbanksMuseum.org Bring your friends to this only-in-the-Kingdom event! Toast the season with the toucan and sample our tapas with the tiger ... Feast with the Beasts is an evening of elegant food and drink inspired by the local, seasonal flavors of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

4th of July Butterfly Count

Web: www.Siskinea.org Grab your camera and binoculars and see how many of these colorful creatures you can spot. Don’t let the name fool you – it doesn’t necessarily happen on the 4th, but it does take place as part of a National Event within a week or 2 of the holiday.

Vermont’s Fourth

Web: www.VermontFourth.org Three days of traditional Vermont fun -- fireworks and chair lift rides on Burke Mt., concerts, fiddlers contest, Burklyn Arts Council juried Vermont craft fair, BBQ chicken dinner in the park, train rides, farmers' markets and more.

Craftsbury Antiques & Uniques Festival

Web: www.TownofCraftsbury.com Visit beautiful Craftsbury Common for a great day of meandering among over 100 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry makers, quilters, potters, woodworkers, and many other antiques dealers, craftspeople and artisans. Stop by the legendary bake sale tent and the grill, listen to great live music, and enjoy free children's activities.

Nulhegan Wildlife Festival

Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=53590 Enjoy guided river walks, speakers, a fly-casting demo, a photo workshop and kid’s activities. Live fish and birds of prey from the region are also on display.

Annual Moose Festival

Web: www.NorthCountryChamber.org/MooseFestival.htm Celebrate Moose! Fun and entertainment for the whole family with arts and crafts, bands, auto show, photography contest, pony rides, a dog show, moose calling contest and more. This is a three day event that takes place in Canaan, VT and the nearby towns of Pittsburg, NH and Colebrook, NH.

Old Stone House Day

Web: www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org Self guided tours, demos of traditional skills, farmers market, old time music, family activities, animals and more. Every year has a different theme!

Jay/Westfield Summer Fest

Web: www.JayVt.com A fun, family event with events happening in both towns including a pie contest, arts & crafts booths, cow plop 50/50 raffle, horseshoe tournament, bake sale fundraiser, flea market tables, food booths, farmers market, silent auction, and a tug of war contest between Jay & Westfield.


Annual Phlox Festival Web: www.PerennialPleasures.net Dozens of varieties of phlox are blooming in the gardens at this time of year. This is a several day event with garden tours and doorprizes. A visit to the Tea Garden is a must for delicious English cream tea in an elegant setting.

Autumn

Fairbanks Festival of Traditional Crafts

Web: www.FairbanksMuseum.org Try your hand at blacksmithing or rug braiding! This is your chance to talk with traditional artisans and experts who demonstrate rural life skills, such as barrel making, bee keeping, basket weaving, sheep shearing, chair caning, and much more!

Art on Main

Web: www.MemphremagogArtsCollaborative.com Local Artists and crafters line Main Street in downtown Newport with great arts, crafts and hand-made goods. There are also musical performances and a chili-fest.

Made in Vermont Music Festival

Web: www.HaskellOpera.org The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents The Made in Vermont Music Festival at the Haskell Opera House located on the Vermont/Canada border. The performance is in Canada, but you’ll be applauding in the US.

Burke Fall Foliage Festival

Web: www.BurkeVermont.com On the last Saturday of September the village of East Burke host its annual Fall Foliage Festival. This popular Northeast Kingdom event features crafts, food, games, demonstrations, and more.

Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival

Web: www.NEKChamber.com “Old Vermont” comes back to life with historical tours, local crafts, church suppers, band concerts, and, of course, the beautiful fall colors! This is a 7 day/7 town festival with events happening in Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet, Groton and St. Johnsbury.

Jay Peak Arts & Crafts Fair

Web: www.JayPeakResort.com Dozens of artisans display their works including pottery, paintings, jewelry, woodcarvings, home spun yarns, handmade hats, maple syrups, basketry, quilting, candles, and there are even live demos put on by a few artisans.

Autumn on the Green in Danville

Web: www.AutumnontheGreen.com An award-winning showcase for artisans, crafters, cottage industries and businesses amidst the spectacular views & colors of autumn in Danville. With the feel of an old-fashioned exhibition, visitors roam the Village Green and Town Hall among the plethora of wares and displays while musicians play from the bandstand.

Visitor Information/Welcome Centers[edit]

Derby Line Welcome Center Interstate 91 South Derby Line, VT 05830 Phone: 802-873-3311

North Country Chamber of Commerce 246 The Causeway Newport, VT 05855 Phone: 802-334-7782

Hazen’s Notch Association - Seasonal 1423 Hazen's Notch Road Montgomery, VT 05471 Phone: 802-326-4799

Island Pond Welcome Center 11 Birch Street Island Pond, VT 05846 Phone: 802 723-9889

Burke Area Welcome Center – Seasonal 478 Route 114 East Burke, VT 05832 Phone: 802-626-0737

Lyndon Area Chamber of Commerce Cobleigh Public Library 14 Depot Street Lyndonville, VT 05851 Phone: 802-626-9696

The Lyndon Frieghthouse Broad St. Lyndonville, VT 05851 Phone: 802-626-1400

Waterford Welcome Center Interstate 93 Northbound Mile Marker 1 Lower Waterford, 05819 Phone: 802-751-0472

Hardwick Area Information Center Vermont Route 15 Hardwick, Vermont 05843 Phone: N/A

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The Vermont Fresh Network encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships. In doing so, they offer farm fresh, locally produced foods to travelers and residents alike at participating restaurants. This network of regional connections also contributes to stronger local communities and their economies as well as helping to maintain our agricultural heritage and strengthen Vermont's farm economy. To follow is a Sampling of Vermont Fresh Network Restaurants in the Northeast Kingdom

Alice's Table at Jay Peak Resort

Route 242 Jay, VT 05859 Ph: 802-327-2323 Web: www.JayPeakResort.com

Brown’s Market Bistro

1261 Route 302 Groton, VT 05046 Ph: 802-584-4124 Web: www.BrownsMarketBistro.com

Cafe Sweet Basil

32 Depot St. Lyndonville, VT 05851 Web: www.CafeSweetBasil.com


Highland Lodge

1608 Craftsbury Rd. Greensboro, VT 05841 Ph: 802-533-2647 Web: www.HighlandLodge.com


Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn

2059 Darling Hill Rd. Lyndonville, VT 05851 Ph: 802-626-8310 Toll free: 1-800-627-8310 Web: www.JunipersRestaurant.com

The Lyndon Freighthouse

1000 Route 5 Lyndonville, VT 05851 Ph: 802- 626-1174 Web: www.theLyndonFreighthouse.com

Newport Natural Foods/Montgomery's Café

194 Main St. Newport, VT 05855 Ph: 802-334-2626 Web: www.NewportNatural.com

The Parker Pie Company

161 County Rd. West Glover, VT 05875 Ph: 802-525-3366 Web: www.ParkerPie.com


To follow is a sampling of restaurants that are not officially part of the Vermont Fresh Network, but are proud to offer Farm-to-Table Cuisine:

Lago Trattoria

95 Main Street Newport, VT 05855 Ph: 802-334-8222 Web: www.LagoTrattoria.com

Rabbit Hill Inn

48 Lower Waterford Rd. Lower Waterford, VT 05848 Ph: 802-748-5168 or Toll Free: 1-800-762-8669 Web: www.RabbitHillInn.com

Tamarack Grill

223 Sherburne Lodge Rd. East Burke, VT 05832 Ph: 802-626-7390 Web: www.skiburke.com/tamarackgrill

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