We’re not quite sure what the best part of the Highland Center for the Arts is between the music, breathtaking art, and mouthwatering food. Recently opened this past year, the HCA is just a short drive south (as in five minutes short) on the south end of Caspian Lake. Nestled amongst the lake’s rolling hills, the HCA features an art gallery, state-of-the-art performance theatre and seating for 250, and the tasty eatery, the Hardwick Street Café.
Even though we’ve had to reluctantly pack away our winter gear and our favorite skis, spring and summer blanket the Northeast Kingdom, revealing the landscape’s breathtaking natural beauty that earned it its moniker. Countless mountain peaks roll off to the horizon and beyond like towering oceanic rogue waves. Just as it is in the winter months, Vermont is perfect for the outdoor adventurer, the true explorer at heart.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail runs from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine, allowing paddlers to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the northeastern United States and Quebec. Following the customary routes of Native Americans, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail spans 740 miles through the states and provinces of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Take a step back in time with a nostalgic shopping spree at Red Sky Trading in Glover, VT. Doug and Cheri open their doors for the summer season, offering their patrons the unique style and experience you can only find at Red Sky. From kitschy collectibles to local artisan cheese, this small shop is the kind of care-free and casual the world needs more of!
There’s nothing more serene and tranquil than the cascades of a waterfall, especially during the annual snowmelt in the beginning of spring. Our famous mountainous terrain has created some beautiful waterfalls that give visitors a peaceful way to experience the breathtaking natural landscape found only in the Northeast Kingdom. So, pack your sneakers and a picnic lunch and prepare to explore the Kingdom’s most picturesque vistas
Take a trip into town at St. Johnsbury to catch some great views, shop the wares in the artisan stores, and discover some of the Northeast Kingdom’s best-kept secrets. St. Johnsbury’s Main Street Historic District is an attractive and timeless section of the Northeast Kingdom’s largest town. From elegant architecture of the Victorian era to the soaring heights of Italianate churches, St. Johnsbury transports you back centuries when horse-drawn carriages filled the broad main avenue. Follow the St. Johnsbury Historic Walking Tour from St.
Explore the natural landscape of Vermont this March with the team from the Northwoods Stewardship Center. The Dashney Nordic Center Naturalist Tours are educational and enchanting, and are always enjoyable. Meet at Burke Mountain and trek the surrounding Nordic Trails. The $10 tickets are cheap and include your snowshoe rentals!
March can mean many things to Americans. For some, it’s all about basketball. For others, it’s simply the end of winter, the de-thawing in preparation for the April rains. In Vermont, March means maple syrup season, or "sugaring," when thousands of maple farmers feverishly await the flow of precious maple sap from their sugar bushes.
The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is a picturesque landscape that teeters between the civilization of its small villages and towns and the pristine, natural wilderness of its breathtaking landscape. Because of the distinctive terrain found here, we have some of the most remarkable and exhilarating outdoor activities in the country, especially during wintertime. With heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, and plenty of ice, you’re either huddled up by the fire or bundled up outside climbing a frozen waterfall on one of Vermont’s largest mountains.
A quirky local favorite, Parker Pie Company, started as a small pizza shop in the back of a country store in West Glover, Vermont, near Lake Parker. The foodie destination boasts famous pizza and great American pub fare, along with a revolving beer menu with many selections that feature both Vermont brews and beverages from around the globe. Stop for a quick bite along your adventures, a cool beverage, or pick up a pizza and a case of beer and bring it back to enjoy at your cabin at Highland Lodge.