Enter the realm, and experience Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
An outdoor lover's paradise, the Northeast Kingdom is home to the Kingdom Trails, rated as one of the top five mountain biking networks in the world. Occupying the northeast corner of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom has over 200 lakes and ponds and is steeped in New England history. Dotted with quaint villages, refreshing farm stands, inviting restaurants, charming inns, eclectic museums and antique shops, Northeastern Vermont has a culture offering great rewards for the curious explorer.
Background Information on the Northeast Kingdom...
"Northeast Kingdom" is a term used affectionately throughout Vermont and beyond when referring to the corner of the state against the Canadian Border and the upper Connecticut River - the counties of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans. Visitors often comment that "Vermont is what America was." No where is that saying more true than the Northeast Kingdom, the purest example of a quintessential New England experience ... beauty and history wrapped in a gorgeous package.
Visitors from all over the world visit the Northeast Kingdom to view our magnificent landscape, tour our historic downtowns and dip their toes in our cool, clean lakes. The "Northeast Kingdom" offers many lakes, mountains and quaint villages that are easily accessible to major market centers, interstates and state highways.
Not all retirees are looking south to retire. One of the region's largest
towns, St. Johnsbury, was named a top retirement spot in a national publication.
Citing the lower costs and environment, the report indicated the Northeast
Kingdom looks very enticing to retirees.
The Northeast Kingdom offers a diverse economy built around manufacturing; the retail, wholesale and service industries; banking; real estate; insurance; government employment (county, municipal and educational); and tourism and agriculture (dairy, poultry, sheep and maple syrup).
Areas of the Northeast Kingdom include:
Albany, Averill, Barnet, Barton, Beecher Falls, Brighton, Brownington, Brunswick, Burke, Canaan, Concord, Coventry, Craftsbury, Craftsbury Common, Danville, Derby, Derby Line, East Albany, East Barnet, East Burke, East Charleston, East Concord, East Hardwick, East Haven, East Lyndon, East Ryegate, East St. Johnsbury, Evansville, Gilman, Glover, Granby, Green Bay, Greensboro, Greensboro Bend, Groton, Guildhall, Hardwick, Holland, Irasburg, Island Pond, Jay, Kirby, Lemington, Lewis, Lowell, Lower Waterford, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Lyndon Center, Lyndonville, Maidstone, McIndoe Falls, Mill Village, Morgan, Morgan Center, Newark, Newport, North Concord, North Danville, North Troy, Norton, Orleans, Passumpsic, Peacham, Ryegate, Sheffield, South Kirby, South Lunenburg, South Peacham, South Ryegate, St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury Center, Stannard, Sutton, Troy, Victory, Walden, Waterford, West Barnet, West Burke, West Charleston, West Danville, West Glover, Westfield, Westmore, Wheelock
Information was obtained from the Vermont Department of Tourism
and various area Chamber of Commerce websites.
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