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NEK Activities

The Northeast Kingdom offers many events and activities to experience and enjoy year-round. Check out the region’s most extensive visitor & business calendar of events

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Welcome to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!

For those visiting the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom Chamber web site is a great resource to find information on attractions, lodging, dining and the region. Recognized in international and national travel guides, the Northeast Kingdom is a wonderful place to visit year-round, whether you want to bike Kingdom Trails, ski Burke Mountain and Jay Peak, shop in our downtowns, swim in our pristine lakes or visit our many museums. We can help you plan a visit to the Northeast Kingdom! The Northeast Kingdom Chamber is your one-stop chamber for information on Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.  The nickname “Northeast Kingdom” was a term coined by beloved U.S. Senator & Governor George Aiken many years ago, in honor of the pastoral and natural beauty of the region.

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The Northeast Kingdom comprises the counties of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans in Vermont's northeast corner.

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The Northeast Kingdom Chamber is the tri-county's largest and only fully staffed chamber, handling travel promotion, community/economic development, legislative/governmental relations, business networking and promotion of regional projects.

The chamber, based out of St. Johnsbury with about 300 members, is conveniently located at the Green Mountain Mall, across from JCPenney.

We believe the best businesses in the Northeast Kingdom are Northeast Kingdom Chamber members.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm

The most fun ladies weekend in the northeast. Opening Champagne Reception - $5 - 6PM.  Members of the organizing committee will answer all your questions about the weekend and provide guidance on the venue locations.  Champagne and hors d'oeuvres served.
Island Pond, VT
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 9:00 am

(second day of events)  9AM - Beginner Tai Chi Class. Find your inner peace as Brighton Recreation's Director Doug Niles leads you in a beginner's Tai Chi class. Brighton Town Hall Gymnasium- $5.00. Depending on weather, this class may move lakeside so you can enjoy beautiful Island Pond Lake. 

10:00 Am - Cross Training Workout - Join Brighton Recreation's Director Doug Niles for a fun and invigorating morning workout.  Brighton Town Hall Gymnasium -$5.00.   

Noon-5:00PM - Wine Tasting at The Hearth & Home Country Store - will be featuring six specially selected wines for you to enjoy. Please note that no one under 21 years of age may participate in this event - Cost $8.00.

2:00PM - Sap Bucket Paint 'n Sip  - at Hobo's Cafe - Natalie Anne will guide you through turning a sap bucket into your own masterpiece. And to get your creative juices flowing, enjoy your favorite beer or wine and a delicious snack. Cost $65.00.

1:00PM-6PM - Massage, Manicure & Make-up Package- at Essex House and Tavern - Pampering and relaxation is what this is all about. Enjoy a chair massage from one of our licensed providers. Learn about new techniques and products with our Fresh Faces by Mary Kay classes. Try out a set of Color Street nails as part of your manicure provided by Katelyn Kran. She will also be providing Henna by Kate tattoos.  Cost - $50.00.
We will be serving a light elegant snack provided by the Essex House & Tavern. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

700PM doors open.  Show - 8:00PM - Men In Motion Male Revue at American Legion Brighton Post #80 - Don't miss New England's #1 male strip show as we welcome Men In Motion to Island Pond - Cost $20.00 - $30.00. 



Brighton Town Hall Gymnasium, Island Pond, VT

Open Studio Weekend - Statewide, Vermont
Date: Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 26
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Over 200 Vermont artists and craftspeople are inviting the public to visit them at work in their studios. 
Statewide, Vermont
STATEWIDE: Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio Weekend
Date: Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 26
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit artist studios and galleries statewide.
Vermont Crafts Council, Montpelier, VT


Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is considered one of the most beautiful areas in the state, with much to do year round. Whether you ski, snowmobile, hike, bike, fish or just enjoy the outdoors, the Kingdom is considered one of Vermont’s premier recreational destinations.

Featured Businesses

Brownington, VT

Explore 21 rooms of 19th-century fine art, folk art & objects of everyday life. Six buildings on 55 acres. Craft Workshops, Speakers of local interest. Hands-on Programs, Rug-Braiding, Soap Making, and more. Select "Get Details" for more info.

Westmore, VT

Located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom on the shores of scenic Lake Willoughby, the WilloughVale Inn & Cottages is the perfect spot for year-round recreation and fun. The Willoughvale offers a relaxing escape to the beautiful Vermont mountains.

Jay, VT

The Jay Peak Pump House indoor waterpark is a place for well-earned leisure, perfect for all ages. It's a place where you can surf, climb, float down the Big River or sit out a rough day. It is a place to excite your senses and also a place to relax.

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