1. Fairbanks Museum and Planetorium, St. Johnsbury
You'll love this museum and planetarium which is northern New England's premiere museum of natural history. Whether you enjoy the stars or check out the bug art, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
2. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury
This private, nonprofit public library and art gallery fills two roles: it serves the people of St. Johnsbury by enriching their lives, and it stands as a regional and national treasure. It's a monument to the nineteenth-century belief in learning.
3. Winter and Summer Farmers Markets
The farmers markets have friendly people and great products. Check out the year round farmers market in Lyndonville - the summer market is Fridays from mid May - early October from 3 - 7 pm in Bandstand Park. The winter market is at the Breslin Community Center (next to the park) on the 2nd Saturday of each month from November - April. The St. Johnsbury Summer market is on Saturdays behind Anthony's Diner (corner Route 5 & Route 2) from mid May - early October from 9 am - 1 pm, the winter market is at the St Johnsbury Welcome Center 1st Saturday of each month from 10 am - 2 pm.
4. Miss Lyndonville Diner, Lydonville
Don't miss a great meal at this beloved diner. Some say it's the best kept secret in the Northeast Kingdom, but it doesn't seem like much of a secret - it's always packed!
5. Randall Covered Bridge, Lyndon
Built in 1867, this 68-ft Queenpost bridge has unusually open construction, making it easy to observe the truss structure. It's located on Route 114 in Lyndon.
6. The Kingdom Trails, East Burke
This extensive network of scenic recreational trails provides some epic mountain biking and was constructed to accommodate all levels and abilities.
7. Auto Toll Road, East Burke
Travel along the peaks of the toll road and check out the views from the top. Pictured is a distant view of the Willoughby notch (Mounts Pisgah and Hor) and a surrounding landscape.
8. Lake Willoughby, Westmore
You'll love the beaches at both the north and south ends with excellent boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Or simply sit back and enjoy the view.
9. Vermont Reindeer Farm, West Charleston
Check out the only live reindeer in the whole state of Vermont! They also have many other farm animals to pet and feed. You'll also enjoy the nature trail, reindeer games and gift shop.
10. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House, Derby Line
One library, two countries.
The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is located in both Canada and the US - Rock Island, Quebec, and Derby Line. And, yes, it was intentionally built this way!
11. Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill, Newport
This is one of the absolute best restaurants in the Northeast Kingdom where everything is fresh, fresh, fresh. Just look at this savory Flatbread topped with fresh mixed greens, Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Bleu cheese, apples, almonds, cranberries, and crispy bacon. Paired below with Eden Sparkling Dry Cider which is made on site.
12. Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, Newport
Prepare to be amazed at the vast selection of specialty products from Vermont. Sip a sweet ice cider at The Tasting Bar, savor a sticky maple treat from the Maple Shop, enjoy fresh breads and pastries from Jocelyn & Cinta's Bake Shop, order a specialty coffee from Beans by the Border, or sit and enjoy a bite at the Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill. Just look at these freshly baked cinnamon buns!
13. Lake Memphremagog, Newport
End the trip looking out at Lake Memphremagog, a 30-mile-long lake that crosses the border into Canada.