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EVERY SEASON IS A SEASON FOR
ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH OF ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM

Create your own splash down at Jay Peak Resort’s fully enclosed water park The PUMP HOUSE. The surf’s up year round with attractions like the Double Barrel Flowrider, La Chute, and Big River.

Go for a breathtaking sunset cruise aboard Northern Star Lake Cruises with cocktails, live music, and munchies, Vermont’s only international lake cruise (no passport needed).
Visit the historic Haskell Library and Opera House straddling the U. S. and Canadian border. The Opera House is also home to the regions theater troop QNEK Productions entertaining visitors and resident’s with several shows each year.

No trip is complete without visiting something involving Vermont’s main attraction, Maple Syrup. Jed’s Maple Products and Museum is the place to go to see a real time working evaporator (the device used to boil down Maple sap to make Maple syrup). We call this “sugaring”. Visitors are enriched with the history of this Vermont family tradition and institution and walk away with another reason that makes Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom a special place to them.

We could go on and on about the skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, and biking, so we’ll continue with the Top 10 attractions of the area.

1. Jay Peak Resort, Water Park, & Gondola
2. Geo-tourism
3. Lake Memphremagog
4. Northern Star Lake Cruises
5. Haskell Free Library and Opera House
6. QNEK Productions
7. Jed’s Maple
8. Big Falls and Little Falls with School House Covered Bridge
9. Stone House Museum
10. Newport

As if all this isn’t enough the Northeast Kingdom has many fairs, festivals, and events such as the Orleans County Fair in Barton, Aquafest-ChowderFest-ChiliFest in Newport. These events are always family oriented and are huge fun for visitors and locals alike. You’ll see a variety of local and national talent at these events as well.

Even if you aren’t from here, we consider you part of our community while you’re here. That’s just how we do things in these parts.

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