Photograhs by Lisa Robinson
Biking through the Irasburg Covered Bridge
Old Stone House Museum
Hiking on Mt. Pisgah
Mt. Pisgah Willoughby Lake Mt. Hor
Kayaking on Long Pond
The Northeast Kingdom is the most rural area in Vermont, filled with natural beauty and still holding glimpses into days of long ago. Miles of scenic country roads, many of them still dirt, wind their way through farms and fields, up hills and down valleys, through covered bridges and into villages where a Common, a white-steeple church and a country store are still a way of life.
For the outdoor enthusiast, there are at least a dozen area lakes that offer swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing with the cleanest water around. Six local mountains provide scenic, half-day hikes with the Long Trail (part of a hiking system that covers the length of Vermont) passing through on its way to the Canadian Border. Blazed-out hiking and biking trails are available in Craftsbury (Craftsbury Outdoor Center) and East Burke (Kingdom Trails) as well as miles of country roads ready to explore on one's own. Four 18-hole golf courses are located in the towns of Barton, Jay, Newport and Orleans.
To take in local flavor, artistry and way of life, there are several "Old Home Days" the second weekend of August in Craftsbury, Derby Line and Troy-Westfield, while the Old Stone House in Brownington offers a glimpse into days of yore. A music festival takes place at the Jay Peak Ski & Summer Resort with other local plays, concerts, puppet shows, country dances and perhaps even a fiddlin' contest to be scheduled.
The Kingdom is a special place with lots to do.
Come and enjoy!!!
2019 Kingdom Run