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Northeast Kingdom
KINGDOM VENTURE
May, 2014
Spectacular Spring!
As winter releases its grip on Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, locals and visitors' alike welcome the arrival of spring. It is the perfect time for a quiet getaway or to dust off your bike or hiking shoes to come and explore!
Moose
TRAIL BLAZERS
FREE TRAVEL AND TRAIL GUIDE DOWNLOADS
 
Whether you are looking for the perfect road trip, a long country cycle or a quiet hike in the woods we have the tools to help you plan your excursion.  The Travel Tools page of our website features a variety of maps and guides that you can download for free including our regional hiking guide, waterways guide, cycling guide and heritage tour collection.  Download yours today!


PLAN YOUR SUMMER STAY
PLAN YOUR SUMMER CAMPING ADVENTURE!
 
Camping in the Northeast Kingdom is the perfect way to find a peaceful place to relax or a stimulating place to unleash your energy. Climb mountains, bike country roads and swim crystal clear lakes for which the area is known. This is the most remote and rural region of Vermont and you'll love exploring the dozens of lakes and ponds in the area.



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SUMMER COTTAGES, CABINS & RENTALS

Camps, cottages, condos and rentals are part of the scenery and culture here.  These cozy retreats are places to which families return for generations to swim, paddle, hike, explore and relax. 



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WHAT'S HAPPENING
 
KING LEAR
May 1 & 8
 7:00 PM

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare's tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear's world descends into chaos. Visit Catamount Arts for additional details!


 
BOEING BOEING
HASKELL OPERA
HOUSE
May 2,3,4,9,10
Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, opens the season with hilarious plot twists and wonderfully absurd comings and goings of an American bachelor in Paris managing three international fiancé stewardesses by their flight schedules. Things get turbulent when a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off his careful planning. Add an anxious visiting buddy and an exasperated maid, and you've got a delicious farce! Directed by Jenny Dunne.
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1st FULL MOON PADDLE
May 14
There is nothing like being out on the Clyde River during a full moon, witnessing the transition from sunset to moonrise while lazily paddling along the slow moving waters - reminds you why you love Vermont. Bring a flashlight, warm layers, a hot thermos to enjoy on the water, and a camera if you so please.  For additional information contact the Northwoods Stewardship Center.
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DANDELION RUN AND FESTIVAL
May 17

 "The Dandy" is a hilly and challenging half marathon. The course is laid out largely on dirt roads and is run at the height of dandelion season, when the fields of Derby, Morgan, and Holland are blanketed with millions of dandelions for as far as the eye can see.

A Dandelion Festival of blue grass and old country music is beginning to evolve around this event, offering a great celebration of spring in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.


VT Bowls
ANNUAL OPEN
STUDIO WEEKEND 
May 24 & 25
Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. Wherever their locations, they are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished work of art.  A listing of open studios can be found on the Vermont Craft Council website.
Book Online
MORE SPRING FUN!
 
There's plenty more happening in May.  To view our complete listing of regional events visit www.TraveltheKingdom.com
WORTH THE TRIP
NORTHEAST KINGDOM TASTING CENTER

The Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center first opened their doors in the summer of 2013.  If you have not been there it is worth the trip and we are not the only ones who think so! The Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center was recently featured by CNN in a piece called 50 States, 50 Spots for 2014.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Clyde River
SILVIO O. CONTE NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE REFUGE

The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve the abundance and diversity of native plants and animals and their habitats in the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.  The Nulhegan Basin division of the refuge boasts a wonderful visitor center not far from Island Pond that can orientate visitors to the many recreational and educational offerings.  To learn more visit the Nulhegan Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge website.  

AUNT SADIE'S

Aunt Sadie's is located a little off the beaten path in a peaceful little town called Lunenburg.  Every one of their candles is hand poured in the original barn of their historic farm house which was built in 1865. Visitors can explore the candle studio, purchase quality candles and shop in the onsite antique store.

THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

On May 15th we will celebrate the seasonal re-opening of the Old Stone House Museum.  Located in a quiet and picturesque Northeast Kingdom village, the museum includes six buildings on fifty five acres.  Seemingly untouched by time, this hillside town is centered around a monumental stone dormitory, called Athenian Hall, built in 1834-36 by the Rev. Alexander Twilight, the nation's first African-American college graduate and state legislator.  The stone house now houses 21 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont.

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