Head South from Island Pond to East Burke, VT. 

Destination #1 – E. Burke – Inn at Mountain View Farm. This famous Vermont stock farm is now an inn, with a creamery, threshing barn, Morgan breeding barn, piggery, and ice house. Be greeted along the way by donkeys, Belgian horses, Hereford, Holstein, and Black Angus cows. Experience old-fashioned America at its best with a romantic horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride amid the rolling hills and pastures of the Inn’s 440 acres.

Destination #2 – E. Burke – Burke Mountain Club & White School Museum. Located in the center of East Burke Village, the Burke Mountain Club has served the local community as a library and meeting place since 1918. This busy spot sill has the paintings, wood carvings, bust of Lincoln, and banjo clocks over the fireplaces from its earliest days.

Destination #3 – E. Burke – Kingdom Trails. Pick up a day pass and map at the Kingdom Trails Welcome Center – this is your ticket to a 100 mile multi-use trail system of double and single track trails for hiking, biking, running, walking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Some educational programs are available as well.

Destination #4 – East Burke – Northeast Kingdom Country Store – Step back to the 1800s when you set foot in this original General Store. You’ll find all you need – gifts, local crafts, prints, specialty foods – on the two floors of this gathering place. Need a break from the road? The fresh bakery offers tempting food, and you can relax in the gallery cafe. Be sure not to miss the rows of old-fashioned glass candy jars filled to the brim with sweets! A local favorite.

Destination #5 – Westmore – Lake Willougby – enjoy a bit of time exploring the Lake Willoughby area.  The area features the beautiful Lake Willoughby, great beaches, fantastic hiking trails and more!

Destination #6: The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. The Orleans Country Historical Society operates the Old Stone House Museum, the Kingdom’s collection of regional history. The complex includes five historic structures (all dating from the early 1800s) and 55 acres of surrounding farmland. The main exhibit building, The Old Stone House, is a four story granite structure built in the 1830’s to serve as a dormitory for the Orleans County Grammar School. The Museum shop sells a wide variety of locally made, hand-crafted items including quilts, baskets, pottery, wooden ware, and specialty food products. Open daily in July and August. Open Friday through Tuesday May 15th to June 30 & September 1 to October 15.

Destination # 7: Clan of the Hawk in Brownington at 645 Evansville Road. The Clan of the Hawk is the Coos-Cowasack Band of the Abenaki Nation of Native Americans. The Tribal Grounds, a 39-acre site located along the Willoughby River, is open to the public from early May through October, with special events scheduled through the summer. An annual Pow Wow takes place the first weekend in August. The Clan of the Hawk Craft Cooperative hosts a craft show the last week of July.

 

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