Highland Lodge is on Caspian Lake in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. “The Kingdom,” as locals call it, has many hidden gems. Here, we tell you how to find them all!
Some friendly tips:
- Our local General Stores are way better that a typical urban minimart! Many of them have delicious food, hardware, and gifts. Be sure to visit them all as you drive by!
- See our Google Map above to plan your day trips!
- Remember to always have a paper map, or program your GPS before you leave the Lodge, as mobile phone service is non-existent on most area roads.
- We are in the small town of Greensboro, very close to Craftsbury, Glover, and Albany.
- Hardwick is the border town to the south with the greatest concentration of stores and restaurants. We recommend stopping there for dinner or supplies if you are coming to the Lodge from I-91, or from the Morrisville/Stowe area.
Quick Food and Beverage:
Craftsbury General Store (Craftsbury)
Full catering kitchen, takeout meals, pizza, groceries, beer & wine; a good stop between Highland Lodge and Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Willey’s Store (Greensboro)
Takeout sandwiches, groceries, beer & wine (including Hill Farmstead growlers)
Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro)
Rated the world’s best beer for several years running, visiting their tasting room is a must, but keep in mind they have a two beverage max, so after you visit, come back to our House Bar to try a few more!
Caledonia Spirits (Hardwick)
Maker of award-winning Barr Hill Gin and many other fine spirits and honey products, they also have a great tasting room.
Jasper Hill Farm (Greensboro)
Maker of award-winning cheeses, Jasper Hill does not offer a tasting room or tours, but you can pick up their cheese at one of the general stores, or request a cheese tasting here at Highland Lodge!
Positive Pie (Hardwick)
Full American menu of apps and entrees, pizza, full bar
Havana 802 (Hardwick)
Excellent Cuban food, from fried apps to ropa vieja
Parker Pie (West Glover)
A true Kingdom Gem, excellent pizza and pub fare, beer & wine, events include live music, trivia, and movie nights
Highland Lodge Beach and Nature Trails - our Lodge & Cabins sit on 136-acres of forest, wetlands, and we also have the longest private beach on Lake Caspian. During ski season, the Greensboro Nordic Trail System begins out our backyard and continues to some of the most beautiful trails in Vermont. We are grateful to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for grooming and maintaining our trails, and thankful that our Nordic trails connect directly to their amazing facility.
Craftsbury Outdoor Center (Craftsbury)
Greensboro Trail Map
World-class Nordic Skiing, mountain biking, and sculling
Lake Willoughby (Westmore)
Gorgeous lake surrounded by mountains, a must see
Kingdom Trails (East Burke)
World-class mountain biking and fat biking
We are situated between three world-class Alpine ski resorts, each about an hour from the lodge:
Jay Peak (Jay)
Large mountain-top ski resort, restaurants, spa and indoor water park
Stowe Mountain Resort (Stowe)
Full ski resort with skating rink in adorable town of restaurants, shops, and art galleries, fine dining
Burke Mountain (East Burke)
The Kingdom’s chill resort, new hotel, cute pubs and shops
Museums & Culture:
Miller’s Thumb (Greensboro)
Beautiful gallery and gift shop, open in the summers
Bread & Puppet Theatre and Museum (Glover)
Historic puppet theatre for audiences of all ages, perform outdoors in the summer, glorious puppet museum is open year round
Circus Smirkus (Greensboro)
World-class, award-winning international youth circus, presenting a summer show, and hosting camps for kids of all ages
Mirror Theatre (Greensboro & Hardwick)
Presents theatre, concerts, and dance
Highland Center for the Arts (Greensboro)
Opening in 2017, a state-of-the-art theatre, gallery, and cafe, inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe
Summer Music from Greensboro (Greensboro)
Presents concerts every summer