7 Exciting Ways to Enjoy a Vermont Northeast Kingdom Winter Posted December 18, 2017
Vermont’s best kept secrets are in the fabled Northeast Kingdom. Here’s how to find them!
As 2017 draws to a close, the snow gods have blessed our local Northeast Kingdom ski resorts with lots of snow. With the holidays soon behind us, it’s time to think about waxing the skis and snowboards and heading for the slopes. With Jay Peak and Burke Mountain easily within an hour or so of both our lodging locations, “ski & stay” is easier than ever!
2017 Holiday Events in the Northeast Kingdom Posted November 28, 2017
Ready to enjoy a day of skiing in the Northeast Kingdom after the Thanksgiving holiday?
A recent article in the Caledonian Record states that Jay Peak Resort opened Friday for the 2017-2018 winter season. The mid-November opening marks one of the earliest dates the resort has spun its lifts in recent memory, due to 10 inches of natural snow over the past week and prime snowmaking temperatures. Meanwhile, Burke Mountain is working to open Dec. 2, with early opening for passholders and employees Dec. 1.
Autumn Foliage in the Northeast Kingdom Posted October 28, 2017
Autumn in Vermont can be extremely fickle.
Last year, the colors were fantastic, most likely thanks to the dry summer. In 2017, the rainy start to summer and the record high temperatures in late summer and fall, most likely confused Mother Nature as the fall foliage seemed uneven and not as colorful as usual.
Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in Vermont Posted September 21, 2017
With the leaves changing color and the nights getting shorter, apples are growing delightfully sweeter by the day. Though there really aren’t many apple orchards in the Northeast Kingdom, there are a few.
Cooler Nights in the Northeast Kingdom Posted August 28, 2017
The Barton Fair is over and if you live and work in the Northeast Kingdom, you know that summer is pretty much over.
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. After Labor Day, most people have exhausted their vacations and we all start preparing for autumn.
When the summer heat reaches the upper 80’s and the humidity is so thick you can cut it with a knife, many locals run for cool relief at one of the many swimming holes, ponds and lakes that grace the area.
Four Corners (also known as the Jay Branch Gorge) is a popular local swimming hole in the Jay/Troy area. A beautiful, large, inviting swimming hole that’s approximately 30 yards in diameter. The entire pool is surrounded by a high rock ledge providing many places to jump into the deep pool. The water is clean and delightful, the falls are big and the sound of the water is soothing.
Celebrating July 4th in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Posted June 21, 2017
With the 4th of July quickly approaching, here are a few things to do and events to participate in. In addition to the traditional town Independence Day celebrations, you can also enjoy a tour of the Vermont wind turbines and even a real circus.
May 2017 Events Around the Northeast Kingdom Posted May 18, 2017
May Events in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom
May is a beautiful month to come and enjoy the Northeast Kingdom. We have some of the most gorgeous lakes and mountains in Vermont that attract visitors from around the world. Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, hiking or sightseeing, you will find plenty to do in the Kingdom.
We have some of the finest restaurants in Vermont and we’re just a short drive to Montreal and other wonderful Canadian towns and villages. At the Newport City Inn & Suites and the Derby Four Seasons Inn & Suites, you can literally rest in comfort with all this just outside the door. Whether it’s a mini-vacation or a week long stay, you’re guaranteed to feel right at home.
It seems there is always something going on from the Newport area down to St Johnsbury. There are plenty of events and things to do, see and enjoy, so why not indulge? Here are some events for the rest of May 2017 that we have compiled to get you off to a great start!
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!
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.
What to do after a Big Vermont Snow Storm Posted February 15, 2017
Years ago, it was common for Vermont to experience huge snow storms during the winter months. Usually, the snow would would be tallied up in feet rather than inches. Snowbanks along Main St. in Newport, VT. were like small mountains to climb over or find a path through.
During the past few years, Vermont has suffered a bit of a drought when it comes to snow. Last year especially. Ski areas and businesses have suffered and snowmobiles never left the garage. It hasn’t been easy. But that changed in 2017!