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.
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.
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!
The Best Snowmobiling is in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Posted January 11, 2017
The Best Snowmobiling in Vermont
When it comes to winter sports and snowmobiling, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region is your best bet for plenty of snow and well groomed trails.
While some may prefer to read a book by a toasty warm, fireplace, there are more adventurous souls that prefer journeys through snow covered fields and woods, riding on snowmobiles. If that’s your passion, then you’ll fall in love with the Northeast Kingdom’s VAST trail networks, consisting of well-groomed trails.
7 Fun Things to Do in Vermont During the Holidays Posted December 12, 2016
7 really fun things to do in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom during the holidays
Whether you’re a local just looking for interesting activities or perhaps a new visitor to the area, these places and/or things should make your visit to the area delightful. Of course, we’ve got two comfy and warm places for you to stay with tons of options so reserve your room now with either the Newport City Inn & Suites or the Derby Four Seasons Inn & Suites. When it comes to comfort and a warm place to relax and sleep, we’ve literally got you covered!
- Do you like to ski or snowboard?
If so, then you’ll LOVE Jay Peak! Jay Peak is a four season resort in Northern Vermont, close to Canada and the Burlington, VT area. Enjoy the East’s best skiing and snowboarding. Jay offers a mountain getaway for everyone. After skiing, restaurants and pubs welcome you to a relaxing way to wind down and warm up. Kids young and old will love the year-round indoor water park and ice arena if skiing and snowboarding aren’t your thing.
Winter Traditions in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Posted November 30, 2016
If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the picturesque Vermont of days gone by, well you’re in luck! With much of Vermont changing rapidly and losing much of it’s traditional character and culture, the Northeast Kingdom is perhaps your best bet for experiencing Vermont the way it was in days long past.
Traditional Vermont values and family life still survive
It’s not easy to find old fashioned general stores anymore and covered bridges are not as plentiful as they used to be. Neighbors don’t know each other as much as they used to “back in the good old days”.
Except in the Northeast Kingdom! Driving through many local towns these days, you’ll notice that there haven’t been a lot of changes over the years. Though logging and manufacturing isn’t quite what it used to be, the towns are still hanging on and adapting as best as they can.
15 Great Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Places to Visit Posted September 20, 2016
Ready for autumn foliage season in Vermont?
The colors are already starting to appear, the nights are getting cooler and the leaves are starting to fall throughout Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom. If you’re staying with us at the Newport City Inn & Suites or the Derby Four Seasons Inn & Suites, then you are in the perfect place for viewing gorgeous Vermont autumn foliage. Here is a quick guide of some of the area’s best scenic areas.
Let’s get started on our fall foliage tour, right here in Newport, VT.
Coming soon… Autumn 2016 in the Northeast Kingdom Posted August 26, 2016
Cool breezes & Vermont Country Fairs
…can only mean ONE thing. Autumn is just around the corner!
With the Orleans County Fair just ending, the locals say that it marks the official “end of summer” and with the cool temps of the past couple days, that certainly seems true! However, summer isn’t giving up yet with warm days coming back very soon.
Vermont’s fall foliage season begins around mid-September and the Northeast Kingdom has some of the most spectacular colors and locales in the state. With glorious autumn hues, also comes “leaf peepers” and area hotels and lodging vacancies tend to disappear quickly.
20 Interesting Facts About Vermont You Need to Know Posted July 26, 2016
20 Interesting Facts about Vermont! How Many of these did you know?
1.The Green Mountain State is the other name of Vermont.
2.The state has earned a substantial amount of acclaim for its maple syrup.
3.The officially recognized fair of Vermont is staged in Rutland. The event is organized every September.
4.Mount Mansfield has a height of 4,393 feet. It is the tallest location in the state.
5.In 1609 Samuel de Champlain went around Vermont and claimed ownership of the state as a representative of France.
6.It was in 1724 that the English settlers turned up at the state.
7.Vermont became a part of USA on 4th March 1791. It was the 14th state.
8.The French words verts monts signify mountains that are green in color. These are the source word for the state’s name.
9.The earliest indigenous tribes to have resided in Vermont are Abenaki, Penacook and Mahican.
10.Of all the state capitals in USA, Montpellier has the slightest population.
11.Freedom and Unity is the officially accepted motto.
12.Sugar maple is the officially recognized tree.
13.Apple is the officially acknowledged fruit of Vermont.
14.Washington is the state’s geographic center.
15.Fort Ste. Anne was set up in 1666. It was the earliest French establishment in Vermont.
16.The earliest constitution was accepted in 1777.
17.Phish, a famous rock music outfit started its career in Burlington.
18.IBM and Ben & Jerry’s are the largest providers of jobs in the state.
19.Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga were won by the Green Mountain Boys, who were helmed by Ethan Allen, in 1775. It is regarded as an important victory at the time of the American Revolutionary War.
20.New York and New Hampshire have laid claim to the state at various occasions.