“Northeast Kingdom” is a large area lying alongside the Canadian border with it’s eastern border on the Connecticut River. The region’s name is said to come from the magical quality of the beauty of the landscape and the much sought after quality of life that is found all over the region.With over 200 lakes and ponds the region is heavily forested and is heaven for the outdoor enthusiast all year round. Eight state parks offer a wide variety of outdoor activities and a wide selection of camping.
Skiing for all abilities cab be found at Burke Mountain which is easily accessible within 30 minutes of St. Johnsbury and Jay Peak, the highest point of the Northeast Kingdom at 3,858 ft and the same journey time away from Newport. In this beautiful region there are many towns and villages that offer value for money for ski lodges when compared to the Vermont median house value of $213,7011 (2011).
|Population (2009)||Median House Price (2011)|
|Derby Line||663 1||$144,875|
|West Burke||340 1||$125,411|
|North Troy||611 1||$99,125|
Burke is a great location for both shopping and cultural heritage and also the location of the Welcome Center for the amazing Kingdom Trails which offer miles of beautiful non-motorized paths for the enjoyment of all the family.
Canaan is the most north eastern town in the region and nearby at the confluence of the Connecticut River and Halls Stream are the Beecher Falls.
Concord, Lyndonville, Victory and Granby are close to the skiing at Burke Mountain, and Jay, Coventry, Derby, Troy and Irasburg are located with convenient access to Jay Peak.
Craftsbury sits in a plateau near the Catamount Trail, a 300 mile trail with 31 sections for public skiing, snowmobile trails and snowshoeing.
Glover is home to the Bread and Puppet Theater which has offered it’s politically radical entertainment since the 1960’s and the Circus Smirkus a non-profit youth circus is based in Greensboro.
Hardwick serves as the commercial centre for the region’s farming community and Island Pond is renowned for how each season is fully experienced and is so named as it is a 20 acre island surrounded by natural wildlife and water.
Lyndon is close to Burke Mountain and is known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom” and is home to Lyndon Institute & Lyndon State College.
Morgan is the most eastern town in Northeast Kingdom and contains Lake Seymour entirely within the town.
Newport offers access to Jay Peak for skiing and also hosts the Gateway Center Building which is a well known concert location and is also known for the mysterious creature dubbed Memphre , a creature living in Lake Memphremagog near Troy.
Just on the Canadian Border is the town of Norton which for many years had an international store located in both the US and Canada with a line down the middle.
St Johnsbury is the largest town in the Northeast Kingdom and is located at the intersection of the I-93 and I-91 and is known for being named as the #1 Small Town For Adventure by National Geographic.
Westmore has the lowest population in Orleans County and is located near Lake Willoughby a glacial lake over 300 feet deep in places.
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