Recreation

In every season, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, is a haven for those who seek the active life. Locals and visitors alike flock to our mountains, rivers, lakes and trails to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Throughout the seasons, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom plays host to unforgettable outdoor adventures. Our efforts to grow sustainable tourism encourage all to be gentler on the land and its many natural resources and will help to ensure that the region remains pure and natural. As you explore the Kingdom we invite you to “walk softly” and employ the principles of Leave No Trace.





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  Brousseau Mountain Norton
Brousseau Mountain is one of the few nesting sites for Peregrine Falcons.

Norton, VT





  Wheeler Pond Trail Barton
A walk in the woods, half mile trail that goes around the south end of the pond.

Barton, VT





  Lakes Region Roundabout Irasburg
A 30 mile, unpaved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Irasburg, VT





  Great Vermont Corn Maze North Danville
Selected one of the TOP 10 mazes in America! Miles of pathways with a different design each year and so much more.
1404 Wheelock Road
North Danville, VT 05828





  Around the Block Hardwick
A 58 mile, paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Hardwick, VT





  Owls Head Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Owls Head Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail leading to a scenic vista of Lake Groton, Kettle Pond and the Green Mountains.

Groton, VT





  The Connecticut River Canaan
At 407 miles, the Connecticut is the longest river in New England.

Canaan, VT





  Bluff Mountain Trail Island Pond
The trail features views of the Nulhegan Basin and surrounding hills.

Island Pond, VT





  Wheeler Mountain Trail Barton
The main trail offers several scenic opportunities from open rock areas and an especially grand view of Lake Willoughby.

Barton, VT





  NEK Adventures Rentals and Tours Danville
NEK Adventures offers Snowmobile RENTALS, guided snowmobile tours, and ATV tours. Located close to Burke Mountain, Island pond, and Jay peak. NEKA gives you the opportunity to see Vermont sights that most will miss by car!
96 Webster Hill Rd.
Danville, VT 05828





  St Johnsbury Country Club St. Johnsbury
An 18-hole championship golf course with a reputation of flawless greens, lush fairways, and a large practice area.
4357 Memorial Drive (Route 5)
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

802-748-9894
theclub@golfstjcc.net





  Montgomery Center to Island Pond Montgomery
A 58.2 mile link for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Montgomery, VT





  Back Roads to Big Falls Westfield
A 22 mile, mostly paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Westfield, VT





  Orleans County Fair Barton
An old-time agricultural county fair with entertainment and fun for the entire family - happens every year in August. Other events at the fairgrounds include 4H shows and July 4th celebrations.
278 Roaring Brook Rd,
Barton, VT 05822

802-525-3555





  Westmore Town Forest Westmore
This area contains a spectacular bog with many unique plants and a beaver pond.

Westmore, VT





  Boulder Beach State Park Groton
The day use area has 75 shaded picnic sites with tables and hibachis.
2278 Boulder Beach Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3823





  Glacial Lakes Lyndonville
A 68 mile, paved loop, for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Lyndonville, VT





  New Discovery State Park Marshfield
Groton State Forest, with over 26,000 acres, is the second largest State Park in Vermont.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658

802-426-3042





  Jay Peak Championship Golf Course Jay
The Jay Peak Course has been voted the best public course in Vermont 2 years running now by Golf Week magazine.
4850 Route 242
Jay, VT 05859





  Vermont Association of Snow Travelers Barre
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers - your one stop resource for snowmobiling.
26 Vast Lane
Barre, VT 5641

802-229-0005





  Burke Mountain Campground East Burke
Located at the base of Burke Mountain close to Kingdom Trails network of mountain biking trails.
Burke Mountain Toll Road
East Burke, VT 05832

802-626-7333





  Kingdom Experiences East Burke

East Burke, VT 05832





  Al's Snowmobiles and ATV Parts Newport
Parts, service, and rentals for snowmobiles and ATV's.
3868 Pine Hill Rd.
Newport, VT 05855

802-487-1000





  East West Link 4 Irasburg
A 61.5 mile paved link for the intermediate to advanced rider

Irasburg, VT





  Barr Hill - The Nature Conservancy Greensboro
Their mission is to preserve & protect the plants, animals, & natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth.

Greensboro, VT

802-229-4425
vermont@tnc.org





  Loon Trail - Maidstone State Forest Maidstone
The Loon Trail is about 1/2 mile long and goes through lush, mossy woods along the shoreline to the south end of the lake.

Maidstone, VT





  Kingdom Trails East Burke
An extensive network of scenic recreational trails constructed to accommodate all levels of ability. NOTE, during winter the Nordic Center is at 2059 Darling Hill Rd in Lyndonville (across from the Wildflower Inn).
478 Route 114/Summer 2059 Darling Hill Rd/Winter
East Burke, VT 05832





  Brighton State Park Island Pond
The primary attraction of this general area is its remoteness: mountains with tree-covered slopes, rivers and streams.
102 State Park Road
Island Pond, VT 05846

802-723-4360





  The Stepping Stones Inn Lyndonville
Stay with us in one of the Stepping Stone Inn's 5 luxurious guest rooms that satisfy the desire for tranquility and complete the wellness experience. You will immediately feel at home with our inviting accommodations; after a long day spent on the slopes or peddling through the Kingdom Trails.
1563 Darling Hill Rd.
Lyndonville, VT 05851

802-473-2822





  Ice Haus Arena at Jay Peak Jay
Our new arena is home to hockey, figure skating and curling teams and offers learn-to and advanced clinics across all three disciplines.
4850 Route 242
Jay, VT 05859





  Mt. Hor and Summit Ridge Trail Westmore
Elevation 2648 feet. This trail offers 2 overlook points with a grand view of Lake Willoughby.

Westmore, VT





  Rabbit Hill Inn Lower Waterford
Affordable,luxurious,& romantic. Modern amenities, fine cuisine,cozy pub.Rated BEST by TripAdvisor and Travel+Leisure.
48 Lower Waterford Road
Lower Waterford, VT 05848





  North South Link 7 North Troy
A 21.1 mile paved link for intermediate and advanced riders.

North Troy, VT





  Gardner Memorial Park Newport
Featuring activities for every season including ice skating, volleyball, skate park, soccer, playground, baseball field, and more.
Gardner Park Rd.
Newport, VT 05855

802-334-5718





  Mostly Moose Island Pond
A 67 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

Island Pond, VT





  Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you can spot bear, moose, beavers, birds and more. Hunting and fishing are also allowed.

Victory, VT





  Monadnock Mountain Lemington
Monadnock Mountain rises steeply above the Connecticut River and provides a unique view of the North Country.

Lemington, VT





  Seymour Lake Morgan
A clean and beautiful Vermont lake surrounded by hills and mountains.

Morgan, VT 05853





  Beebe Plain to Groton Beebe Plain
A 65.2 mile unpaved link for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Beebe Plain, VT





  Orleans Snowstormers Newport
The Orleans Snowstormers is based in Orleans Village and maintains and grooms 55 miles of trails in the Northeast Kingdom.
48 Natural Hill
Newport, VT 05855

802-334-6179





  Hardwick Trails Hardwick
The Hardwick Trails are a system of over 10 miles of trails for four-season non-motorized outdoor activities, including single-track biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Hardwick, VT 05843





  Mount Pisgah South Trail Westmore
Breathtaking views of Willoughby Lake and surrounding mountains await you at the summit of Mount Pisgah. Elevation 2751 Feet.

Westmore, VT





  Northwoods Stewardship Center East Charleston
The Northwoods Stewardship Center offers a wide variety of community programs, from live music to snowshoe excursions or guided canoe paddles. Visit our website for full program & event listings.
154 Leadership Drive
East Charleston, VT 05833





  Victory Bog Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you'll find a vairety of trees, plants, birds and wildlife such as deer, moose, bears, minks, bobcats and more. You can walk into the bog using the trail from the parking area at Damon's Crossing. The trail is the former railroad bed for the Victory Railroad.

Victory, VT





  Ricker Pond State Park Groton
Nestled in Groton State Forest, Ricker Pond State Park sits below the hustle and bustle of Lake Groton.
18 Ricker Pond Camp Ground Road
Groton, VT 05046





  Pedal to Peacham Peacham
A 48 mile, mostly paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Peacham, VT





  North South Link 3 Norton
A 39.8 mile paved link for intermediate and advanced riders.

Norton, VT





  Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail is an excellent place for walking, bicycling or horseback riding.

Groton, VT





  Morgan Medley Morgan
A 32 mile unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to advanced rider.

Morgan, VT





  Simon the Tanner Island Pond
Your family outfitters offering quality shoes and clothing.
Cross and Main Street
Island Pond, VT 05846





  Prouty Beach & Campground Newport
Nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables & bathhouse.

Newport, VT 05855

802-334-7951





  A Peek at Jay Peak Jay
A 20 mile, mostly unpaved ride for the energetic beginner to advanced rider featuring views of Jay Peak.

Jay, VT





  Big Deer State Park Groton
Come into the Forest and you will see how to spend time more leisurely. There's something for everyone at Groton State Forest.
1467 Boulder Beach Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





  The Black River Craftsbury
Located in Orleans County, the Black River is 30 miles long and is known for abundant wildlife habitats and unsettled, forested

Craftsbury, VT





  Little Deer Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
This .5 mile trail offers good views of Lake Groton and the surrounding mountains.

Groton, VT





  Lake Caspian Greensboro
Lake Caspian in Greensboro doubles as a natural band shell. Classical music concerts can be heard playing over Caspian's waters in the summer.

Greensboro, VT





  Burke Mountain Resort East Burke
Renowned for its breathtaking views and ski racing heritage, Burke Mountain is the best kept secret in the Northeast. Check out the Burke Bike Park and lift served Mtn Biking in Summer!
223 Sherburne Lodge Road
East Burke, VT 05832

802-626-7300
info@skiburke.com





  Mollie Beattie Bog Boardwalk Brunswick
The Bog is a destination for visitors because of its exceptional wildlife viewing, photography, and interpretive opportunities.
Route 105
Brunswick, VT





  Silver Ledge Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The 0.6 mile Silver Ledge Trail rewards you with views of Lake Groton and Beaver Meadows.

Groton, VT





  Newark E-Z Riders Newark
Newark E-Z Riders Snowmobile Club grooms and maintains this trail winding through the small town of Newark VT.

Newark, VT 05871

802-467-3436





  Mountain View Dairy B&B Irasburg
Our 100 year old farmhouse B&B is located on 221 beautiful acres in rural Irasburg VT. We are surrounded by breathtaking Vermont mountains and countryside. We offer the ultimate getaway for relaxation and the perfect outdoor setting for the true nature lover.
725 Poutre Drive
Irasburg, VT 05845





  Northern Forest Canoe Trail
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine. Part of the Canoe Trail is in the Northeast Kingdom.

802-496-2285





  Newport Country Club Newport
Located in the Northeast Kingdom, Newport Country Club offers friendly fairways, well kept greens and beautiful views. 18 hole par 72. Clubhouse with restaurant and bar. Greens fee players welcome!!
590 Mount Vernon Street
Newport, VT 05855





  April's Maple Canaan
April’s Maple is nestled deep in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont on 800 beautiful acres of land that has been in the hands of the same family for generations.
6507 Vermont Rte 114
Canaan, VT 05903

802-266-9024
info@aprilsmaple.com





  North South Link 1 Beecher Falls
A 56.3 mile paved link for energetic beginners to advanced riders.

Beecher Falls, VT





  Portland Street Outdoor Rink St. Johnsbury
This rink is Free to the public. There's a heated warming hut and benches. Night skating under the lights.
intersection of Portland and Concord Streets.
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819





  Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Brunswick
The Nulhegan Basin Division, part of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, was established to protect the diversity and abundance of native species within the 7.2 million-acre Connecticut River watershed.
5360 Rte. 105
Brunswick, VT 05905

802-962-5240





  Big Deer Mountain Trail - New Discovery State Park Groton
This easy 1.7 mile trail passes through the forest and climbs up to scenic vistas and memorable views of Peacham.

Groton, VT





  Long Pond Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Greensboro
The Nature Conservancy manages 1,500 feet of shoreline around this remote pond surrounded by a softwood and hardwood forest.

Greensboro, VT





  North Troy to Lowell Spur North Troy
A 18.2 mile unpaved link for energetic beginners to advanced riders.

North Troy, VT





  Maidstone State Park/Maidstone Lake Guildhall
Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont's state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character of the NEK.
R1, Box 388
Guildhall, VT 05905

802-676-3930





  Will-o-wood Campground Brownington
A beautiful campground nestled amongst 100 acres of woods and fields in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
227 Will-O-Wood Lane
Brownington, VT 05860

802-525-3575
wilowood@sover.net





  South Shore Trail Westmore
A 1 mile climb overlooking the south end of the lake.

Westmore, VT





  Orleans Country Club Orleans
Our reputation boasts a friendly social atmosphere, manicured golf course and competitive rates.
316 Country Club Lane
Orleans, VT 05860

802-754-2333





  Beebe Spur 'n Spin Newport
An 11 mile, unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

Newport, VT





  Peacham Bog Loop Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Peacham Bog Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile moderate hike through diverse woods with views Peacham Bog and a beaver dam.

Groton, VT





  Coldwater Brook Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Coldwater Brook Trail is a moderate 1.9 mile trail.

Groton, VT





  Jay Peak - The Long Trail Jay
Part of the 270 mile Long Trail is America's oldest long-distance hiking path, stretching along the spine of the Green Mountains

Jay, VT





  Island Pond Island Pond
Island Pond is a smaller lake nestled in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

Island Pond, VT





  Mount Pisgah North Trail Westmore
Breathtaking views await you at the Summit of Mount Pisgah. Elevation 2751 feet.

Westmore, VT





  Osmore Pond Hiking Loop - Groton State Forest Groton
This scenic 2 mile loop begins at the Osmore Pond.

Groton, VT





  Long Pond Trail/Bald Mountain Westmore
One of the best views of the region is to be found at the summit of Bald Mountain.

Westmore, VT





  Mount Pisgah East Trail Westmore
Elevation is 900 feet for this trail which connects to the Mount Pisgah trail.

Westmore, VT





  An O.K. Ride to Alright Spring St. Johnsbury
An 18 mile, unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

St. Johnsbury, VT





  North Country Mountaineers Orleans
North Country Mountaineers grooms and maintains snowmobile trails in Newport, Coventry and Irasburg.
48 South Street
Orleans, V 05860

802-754-2370





  North South Link 5 Irasburg
A 26.9 mile paved link for intermediate and advanced riders.

Irasburg, VT





  North South Link 91 Derby Line
A 79.8 mile link for intermediate and advanced riders.

Derby Line, VT





  Buckaroos of 302 Groton
The Buckaroos of 302 maintains miles of beautifully groomed trails connecting to anywhere in VT, NH, NY and even Canada.
Route 302
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3630





  Kettle Pond State Park Marshfield
The campground has 47 tent/trailer sites and 14 lean-tos. There is a play area and access to miles of hiking trails.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658





  Tranquility Lodge Vermont Lowell
6 Bedrooms w/ Guest Cottage, 5 Bath Mountain Retreat w/ discount lift tickets Tranquility Lodge VT offers guests a luxury vacation rental & wedding venue located in Jay Peak recreation area of the North East Kingdom of Vermont. Venture to this 4,000' log-Mountain Gem-known as-Tranquility Lodge VT! Just 12-short miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort. This year round wedding, event & vacation and holiday retreat-includes a private 40-acres mountain chalet, 5/6 bed & bath and 360 views.
87 Mountain Drive
Lowell, VT 05847





  Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club Derby
Drift Dusters snowmobile club is based out of Derby, VT. and maintains trails all throughout the Northeast Kingdom.

Derby, VT 05829





  Northern Star Lake Cruises Newport
Newport Vermont's newest attraction to Lake Memphremagog. The Northern Star is your very own private yacht offering scenic cruises, cocktail cruises, Lunch and Dinner cruises and private charters. Sails daily from Newport's City Dock. May through October.
84 Fyfe Drive
Newport, VT 05855





  Lake Memphremagog Newport
A 30 mile long lake that crosses the border into Canada.

Newport, VT





  Willoughby Lake Westmore
Public beaches at the north and south ends with restrooms, excellent boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Westmore, VT 05860





  Moose Mountain Trail Barton
From the overlooks of this trail there are partial views of the northern range of the Green Mountains and Lake Willoughby.

Barton, VT





  Chandler Pond Farm South Wheelock
Chandler Pond Farm is committed to small scale production of a wide diversity of vegetable, dairy, and meat products.
528 Burroughs Rd.
South Wheelock, VT 05851





  Seyon Lodge State Park Groton
One of Vermont's best kept secrets, Seyon Lodge State Park provides rustic and welcoming facilities.
2967 Seyon Pond Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3829





  Vermont Reindeer Farm West Charleston
We own the Vermont Reindeer Farm here in West Charleston, VT. We have the only reindeer in the State of Vermont! We open our farm to the public on selected days throughout the year. We have many seasonal activities to do when visiting the farm. Activities include feeding and petting the many farm animals, nature trail, craft center, games, snowshoeing in the winter, Christmas events, Fall Festival (October.) Our gift shop includes "reindeer" items an dour own homemade bath and body products!
3108 Chilafoux Road
West Charleston, VT 05860

802-754-9583
jpbroe@gmail.com





  Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society St. Johnsbury
NEK Audubon is a Vermont chapter of the National Audubon Society.
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

802-626-9071





  Magnificent Maples Lyndonville
An 11 mile, mostly paved loop for the energetic beginner to advanced rider.

Lyndonville, VT





  White Caps Campground Westmore
The steep granite slopes of Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Hor gently nestle White Caps Campground.
5659 VT Rte 5A
Westmore, VT 05860

802-467-3345
whitecaps@kingcon.com





  Agape Hill Farm Hardwick
Enjoy a relaxing walk leading one of our friendly llamas on the trails or enjoy a family farm visit, walking a llama in the obstacle course, felting in the fiber shop and exploring the farm with our photo scavenger hunt!
618 Houston Hill Rd.
Hardwick, VT 05843





  Hosmer Brook Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
This moderate 1.3 mile trail winds through woods and along a quiet stream and features some rocky sections.

Groton, VT





  Craftsbury Classic Craftsbury
An 11 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

Craftsbury, VT





  Newport City Skating Rink Newport
Come enjoy the outdoors in Newport.
129 Gardner Park Rd
Newport, VT 05855

802-334-7951





  Passumpsic River St. Johnsbury
The Passumpsic River allows for a 43-mile canoe trip through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

St. Johnsbury, VT





  Gore Mountain Trail Norton
This trail offers an exciting backcountry experience through beaver ponds, meadows, logging roads and steep granite bedrock.

Norton, VT





  Haystack Mountain Westmore
Haystack Mountain is appropriately named for its abrupt sides that climb steeply from all directions.

Westmore, VT





  Jay Peak Ski & Summer Resort Jay
With over 20 glades and over 100 acres of off-piste terrain, Jay Peak will challenge the most expert skiers and riders. Also home to the Jay Peak Championship Golf Course and the Pump House Indoor Water Park.
830 Jay Peak Road
Jay, VT 05859





  Harvey's Lake West Barnet
Nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables & bathhouse.

West Barnet, VT 05821





  Hazen's Notch Association Montgomery
HNA maintains miles of trails for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. They are also the Welcome Center for the area.
1423 Hazen's Notch Road
Montgomery, VT 05471

802-326-4799





  Stillwater State Park Groton
The campground has 62 tent/trailer sites and 17 lean-tos. There is a swimming beach, boat launch/dock facility and play area.
44 Stillwater Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





  Little Averill Lake Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Averill
Managed by the Vermont Nature Conservancy, the lake is a perfect place for a paddling trip.

Averill, VT





  Eden Mills to Guildhall Craftsbury
A 72.8 mile unpaved link for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Craftsbury, VT





  Northern Forest Canoe Trail Waitsfield
Paddle your way through history on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail as it wanders through the Northeast Kingdom.

Waitsfield, VT 05673





  Crystal Lake State Park Barton
Crystal Lake is a glacial lake beautifully situated among roughhewn mountain sides.
96 Bellwater Ave
Barton, VT 05822

802-525-6205





  Belvidere Mountain Lowell
The open-deck summit fires tower on Belvidere Mountain (elev. 3360') shows one of the nicest views in northern Vermont.

Lowell, VT





  Fenton W. Chester Arena Lyndon Center
At the arena you'll find public skating, hockey leagues, figure skating clubs, high school hockey, and college intramural hockey.
145 College Hill Rd.
Lyndon Center, VT 05850

802-626-9361
info@chesterarena.com





  Mad Brook Trail/Bald Mountain Westmore
The summit of Bald Mountain offers some of the best views of the region.

Westmore, VT





  Willoughby River Barton
The Willoughby and Barton Rivers form the western boundary of the Willoughby Wildlife Management Area.

Barton, VT





  Glover Trailwinders West Glover
50 Miles of Groomed Trails through Glover, Barton, Albany, Craftsbury, Irasburg, and Sheffield.

West Glover, VT 05875

800-729-1704





  East West Link 2 Canaan
A 78.5 mile paved link for the Intermediate and advanced rider.

Canaan, VT





  Bread and Puppet Theater & Museum Glover
One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world - open daily from 10 am - 6 pm until November 1st, and after that, by appointment. Free admission. Donations welcome.
753 Heights Road
Glover, VT 05839

802-525-3031
breadpup@together.net





  D-N-D Stables Guided Trail Rides East Burke
Small and personal - At D-N-D where beginners get to learn a bit about riding and more experienced riders get a chance to really ride. See our reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. Like and share our FB page for a 10% discount on your ride!
1952 VT Route 114
East Burke, VT 05832