The winter of 2019/2020 has been a mild one in terms of extremely cold temperatures and that’s just fine with winter sports enthusiasts! With the month March, comes the signs of Spring such as longer and slightly warmer days. Though Winter still hangs tight, Spring is just waiting in the wings!
Snowmobiling enthusiasts are reveling in one of the best snowmobile seasons ever with great snow conditions and perfect riding temperatures!
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.
Check out February 2020 Events & Things to Do in the Newport area
January Brings a New Year to the Newport, VT Area Posted December 26, 2019
Let’s face it, winter’s are long in Vermont’s northeast kingdom. We tend to get more snowfall and lower temperatures than the rest of the state, so let’s just say we’re very, very good at “keeping our cool” up here in God’s country.
Things to Do
With January being one of the colder Winter months, the Northeast Kingdom is usually blessed (or some might say cursed) with sub-zero temperatures. This is great for ice fishing, snowshoeing, skating on Lake Memphremagog and other area activities.
Stick Season, Mountain Biking Trails and November 2019 Fun Posted October 29, 2019
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.
Autumn Fall Foliage Events in the Northeast Kingdom Posted September 18, 2019
2019 Fall Foliage Colors in the Northeast Kingdom
Usually, the autumn colors gracing the hills and valleys of the Northeast Kingdom are at their best after a long, dry summer. If that rule continues to apply, then 2019 should be absolutely fantastic as rain was a bit lacking throughout the summer months. Some great Fall 2019 events are lined up right here…
Must See Places to Visit and August 2019 Things to Do Around Newport VT Posted July 31, 2019 | Tags: memphremagog, newport, northeast kingdom, vermont
The Newport City Inn & Suites along with the Derby Four Seasons Inn & Suites are the hub of many activities in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The Newport area is blessed with the spectacular Lake Memphremagog, which extends beyond the northern border into Quebec. This August 2019, is sure to be a hot one in many ways. From farmer’s markets to events and places to see, it’s all here!
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!
Visual Tour of Newport, Vermont Posted May 30, 2019
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.
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.
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.
Newport, VT Area Spring Events April 2019 Posted March 27, 2019
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.