Northeast Kingdom
KINGDOM VENTURE
February 2014
February Vacation Time!
It's time to get away and play in the snow.  Whether you need a family vacation or a break to celebrate Valentine's Day, our mountains and trails are blanketed in white for your winter pleasure.  Pack up the kids or just the two of you and head on over to the Kingdom for some fun in the snow!


WHAT'S HAPPENING
CRAFTSBURY MARATHON
February 1

Craftsbury Outdoor Center's 33rd Annual

classic technique ski marathon. Point to point from Highland Lodge over some of the most beautiful trails in New England. 

 

SKATE THE KINGDOM
February 1 & 2
 
1 or 5 mile distance skate on Lake Memphremagog on Saturday the 1st and the fun continues on Sunday with a Wild Skate!  It's an end-to-end 25 mile international skate between Magog, QC and Newport, VT.  Visit www.skatethekingdom.com to learn more.
BURKE WINE & ART SNOWCASE
February 15
 
 
Mix & mingle and sample fine wines from across the globe while meeting local artists and viewing their work.  Exhibits include photography, paintings, wildlife wood carvings & mosaic masterpieces.  Visit www.burkevermont.com to learn more.

WINTER FESTIVALS!
It's time for winter festivals in the Kingdom and there are several to choose from.  The fun starts February 1st in Newport with pond hockey, figure skating, an illuminated ice castle and more!  Next up is the Island Pond Winter Carnival February 14 - 16 featuring cardboard sled races, sleigh rides, an ice fishing derby and snowmobile tours.The Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival starts on the 15th and offers two weeks of fun including ski races, sledding, a winter bike race, chowderfest and a huge silent auction. Barton celebrates winter on the 22nd with an ice fishing derby, demos of heritage crafts and a chili contest!   For more events happening this month, visit www.TraveltheKingdom.com
NORTHEAST KINGDOM VACATION DEALS
  
ROMANTIC NIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM!
  
Romance & Luxury abound at the award winning Rabbit Hill Inn, recently featured on NBC's Today Show.  Think champagne by the fireplace, roses and a bubbling jacuzzi tub.  It's all here for the perfect getaway for two plus gourmet breakfasts and farm fresh cuisine for dinner.
 
FAMILY FUN!  

February means school vacation week and finding lots of ways to keep the kid busy and enjoying the outdoors.  A great place to stay with plenty of fun for the whole family is the Wildflower Inn located on 570 acres.  On site and nearby are trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fat biking plus hills for sledding or you can arrange a sleigh ride.  Downhill skiing is just a five minute drive away.  The Inn offers two and three room family suites, has a restaurant on site and is pet friendly!
  
GETAWAYS FOR TWO OR TEN!
  
Whether it's just the two of you, the whole family or you're vacationing with a group of friends, options abound for house rentals, cozy cabin stays or slopeside retreats.  SnoBowl Properties offers a range of choices from condos to chalets available for just a couple of nights, a week or the whole season.   Most are located on the mountain or just a quick drive to Jay Peak and some have amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and laundry rooms.
 
SPECIAL GIFTS FROM THE KINGDOM 
VALENTINE'S GIFTS FROM THE KINGDOM
Choices abound for great hand crafted gifts!
The Northeast Kingdom abounds with talented folks creating, carving, painting and concocting unique products perfect for Valentine's Day or any day.  Caledonia Spirits is an award winning distillery and winery making honey vodka, Barr Hill Gin, elderberry cordials and mead  wines including blueberry and black currant varieties.  A must stop for a range of hand made crafts is the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport featuring work from many local artists and crafters including photography, jewelry, fiber art, pottery and much more. 
 



KINGDOM COMMUNITIES
DISCOVER ISLAND POND THIS WINTER!
The "Snowmobile Capitol of Vermont"!
Island Pond, located in the Town of Brighton, is known to be a beautiful and quiet Northeast Kingdom town. Perhaps one of Vermont's best kept secrets, Island Pond's natural beauty consists of pristine Island Pond Lake, the historical district and Bluff Mountain. Together they provide many recreational activities throughout the year.

With miles of trails and wide open spaces, Island Pond has become the Snowmobile Capital of Vermont!  You'll see as many snowmobiles in town as cars on any given winter day! 


KINGDOM UPDATES
CHECK OUT THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM BYWAY VIDEO
 
Take some time to explore the Northeast Kingdom Byway while you visit.  The 50 mile journey stretches from St. Johnsbury to Newport past farms, historic Main Streets lined with Victorian homes, arts centers, glacial lakes and mountain trails.  And there are plenty of stops along the way for great dining, shopping, lodging and more.   Visit TraveltheKingdom.com to learn more about all there is to see and do along the byway.

Watch the video!

SHARE YOUR NORTHEAST KINGDOM MEMORIES
 
There is nothing like the old movie classics to bring about a feeling of nostalgia. It is with a nod to the power of film to preserve life's great moments that we invite you to capture a short video with any device and share with us what makes your time in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom memorable.  Each month we will select a winner from the submissions to win a prize provided by one of our many amazing accommodation, restaurant, recreation, attraction or event partners. 

Visit TraveltheKingdom.com/GetReel to submit an entry.

DOWNLOAD THE NEW NORTHEAST KINGDOM APP!
 
Looking to go shopping or find a great place for lunch?  The new App will help you find your way around the Kingdom and it's FREE from the Apple App Store!
  
  
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