Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Experience the NEK

Welcome to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (NEK), a place to escape from the conventions of everyday and rediscover life’s simple pleasures. Get NEKed VT means diving into the raw, authentic experiences of the Kingdom.

The Northeast Kingdom represents over 2,000 square miles of Vermont and is home to some of the state’s most scenic and undisturbed locations. Bordered by Canada and northern New Hampshire, the Kingdom is a hub for outdoor recreation, arts and culture, and delicious local food options. 

From the mountains at Jay Peak Resort to the trails of Burke Mountain, and all the way down to bustling St. Johnsbury, there’s something to uncover around every corner of the Northeast Kingdom.

The three areas of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom:
■ The Eastern Trek
■ Farm & Field
■ Mountain & Lake Getaway

Map of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Explore the NEK

Discover some of Vermont’s most remote destinations, sample local bites and brews, engage with a thriving arts and cultural community, and experience rich history and wonder, all while being surrounded by the natural splendor of the region. With year-round events and activities happening each season, it’s time to see what you’ve been missing out on in the Kingdom!

The beauty of the Northeast Kingdom is the vast space that it occupies and the ease of travel throughout the region. Discover one area of the Kingdom or plan a multi-day excursion across its entirety.

Meander the eastern side of the Kingdom through the communities of St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, Burke, and Island Pond.

Surround yourself with the Kingdom’s rolling hills and valleys in Craftsbury, Hardwick, and Greensboro.

Explore the northernmost part of the Kingdom including Newport, Jay, and Lake Memphremagog.

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Events Calendar

From annual celebrations to ongoing concerts, art exhibitions, and more, immerse yourself in the Kingdom!

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Itineraries

We’re here to help you plan your trip to the Kingdom! Browse the NEKed Journal for trip ideas and itineraries!

Join the NEKed Moosletter

Enjoy these stories from the Kingdom along with area updates and fun ways to stay connected.

Funding for this site was provided with support from:
A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development, Federal funds under award 01-79-14768 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, The Northern Border Regional Commission, The Vermont Community Foundation, Northern Forest Center.

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