Situated in the eastern foothills of the Worcester mountain range, the Hardwick area is the gateway to that pristine corner of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom. Here, a distinctly New England way of life has been preserved. Residents still frequent general stores, town meetings, seasonal festivals and church suppers. Many make a living operating businesses out of their homes and by farming, logging, and sugaring. This traditional culture is reflected in the area's farms and woodlands, village commons, and fine early New England, Greek Revival and Victorian style buildings.
The Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce serves communities of nearly 8,800 residents and 400 businesses. The Chamber represents eight towns: Hardwick, Stannard, Walden, Wolcott, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Cabot and Woodbury.