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July 4th Celebration in Newport

Independence Day in the Northeast Kingdom is full of festive activities. The day begins bright and early with the Harry Corrow Freedom Run and the ever-popular Derby Parade. After a brief lunch break, families are invited to Gardner Park for and old-fashioned celebration including live music, food, games and of course, FIREWORKS!

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With Summer just ahead, this is a great time to think about vacation plans in the Northeast Kingdom. The Newport area has some great events, places to see and visit and restaurants to indulge in. Let’s not forget that two of the best places to stay in the Newport area are the Newport City Inn & Suites and the Derby Four Seasons Inn & Suites.

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While there are certainly no complaints from skiers and snowmobilers about this past winter, I think we can all agree that the warm breezes of springtime are certainly welcome!

If you’re looking for culture and historical places to explore, you’ll find plenty, such as the Old Stone House in Brownington in the photo below. Many places and things to do, all within minutes from either the Newport City Inn & Suites or the Derby Four Season Inn & Suites.

Old stone house museum

There is plenty to do and see in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and a visit to the Newport area is a great “hub” from which you can easily explore a wide variety of outdoor sports activities including hiking, mountain biking, tennis and much more.

The ice has melted off the lakes and rivers and fishing season is anxiously awaited by anglers of all ages. The Northeast Kingdom hosts a variety of places for fishing and Spring is the perfect time to grab a pole and some bait.

Best of all, fishing is an activity that is inexpensive and easy to learn.

It’s also a great way to spend some quality time with the family. This is also that time that the state stocks the the waters with lots of fish.

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Spring is Coming to Newport, Vermont

It won’t be long before snowbanks, ice fishing and skiing are a distant memory. It’s been a fantastic season for winter activities in the Northeast Kingdom but the snowmobile trails will soon transform into carpets of green with dandelions stretching into the horizon. If you’re a winter sports and activities enthusiast, take advantage while it lasts.

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Cold Winter but Great for Events! Posted February 28, 2019

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The winter of 2018/2019 certainly has been a cold one but that’s just fine with winter sports enthusiasts!

With Lake Memphremagog frozen over, ice fishing communities on the lake are a common site. The freezing temperatures certainly have helped ice fishermen around the Northeast Kingdom, enjoy their activities.

Snowmobiling enthusiasts are reveling in one of the best snowmobile seasons ever with great snow conditions and perfect temperatures!

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The Northeast Kingdom has long been heralded as the “snowmobiling capital of the East”. Check out the following videos for a “virtual” trail ride to get an idea of what awaits the snowmobile enthusiasts, anxious to ride snowy and scenic trails in northern Vermont!

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If there’s one thing that the Northeast Kingdom is famous for it’s winter events and activities.

Winter often lingers around a bit longer in the northern regions of Vermont, to the delight of winter sports enthusiasts. Island Pond is well known as the “snowmobiling capital of the northeast” for very good reasons. Discover just a few of the activities and things you can do to enjoy winter in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Thanksgiving surprise for the Northeast Kingdom

This certainly has been an unexpected November turn in the weather. It was only weeks ago that record high temperatures were delaying the colors of autumn.

No one could have predicted that this November would be one of the coldest on record and that snow storms would arrive prematurely, blanketing the Northeast Kingdom and obscuring the remnants of red and orange leaves. As a matter of fact, some of the leaves had not even completely fallen off the trees!

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November is well known as “stick season”. That odd time of year when Thanksgiving is arguably the highlight of the month.

Halloween is gone, fall foliage is nearly gone with piles of leaves to clean up and the trees are left barren and gray, like sticks in the wind. Hence the saying “stick season”. The good news is that there are still some fun events and sports activities to take part in.

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The Barton Fair is over. If you live and work in the Northeast Kingdom, you know that fall foliage season has arrived.

As the days get shorter, the cool breezes of autumn start to trickle in and the nights become chilly as the sun goes down. The wonderful green trees that grace the hills and mountains start to take on scattered blotches of orange, a sign of the inevitable foliage season that is rapidly approaching. Colors seem to be getting a late start this year after a hotter than average summer.

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