The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is one of the very first geotourism areas in the world specially designated by National Geographic. Once you head over Sheffield Heights on Route 91 and head down into Barton, Brownington, Derby, Jay and Newport – a place where the rivers flow north – you are headed into a special place. We are what Vermont was 30 years ago: a land of fields and working farms, timberland, mountains, meandering streams and some of the most beautiful and cleanest lakes in North America. Looking for a Mall? You won’t find it here. Looking for Old School Vermont? You are definitely on the right track. Once you discover the Heart of the Kingdom, you will be back year after year with friends and family. Just ask the generations of families who have kept their summer camps, their fishing shanties and hunting camps, or their ski houses for decades and decades.
We are also the home of Jay Peak Resort, great skiing, best indoor water park in North America, wonderful skating rink and championship golf, not to mention elegant lodging and dining. And throughout our area, our restaurants and friendly lodging accomodations will invite you to return again and again.
Visit or call us at our Welcome Center on The Causeway in downtown Newport and our staff and volunteers will be happy to help you plan your visit or help you relocate to one of the most quietly beautiful places in the world.