Welcome to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

The area's original web publication devoted to life in the Northeast Kingdom
Living in the Northeast Kingdom isn't easy but it does have its pluses. The glory days of the huge hotels and tour boats on Lake Memphremagog are long gone. As late as the 1970's, Newport was a bustling town with at least a half dozen famous named department stores on Main Street alone. The railroad was one of the best paying jobs in the region and manufacturing offered livable wages to families in the area. Unfortunately, many of these jobs and industries vanished in the early 1980's resulting in Newport becoming a "sleepy little town with a beautiful lake". Even the traditionally popular Spring fishing season became extinct over the years. Yet, Lake Memphremagog remains one of Vermont's most beautiful lakes and is breathtaking on a sunny day. There are high hopes that with the reecnt expansion of nearby Jay Peak, new jobs and a new vitality will return to the Northeast Kingdom, particularly the Newport area. It would be well deserved for a region that has so much to offer.

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The Man Who Gave Birth to the Northeast Kingdom – George Aiken
by Scott Wheeler editor of Vermont's Northland Journal

How did the Northeast Kingdom get its name? Without a doubt this is the question that I’m asked most often by residents and visitors to the region. Although most people with strong ties to the Kingdom take pride in the region, a region that encompasses Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties—a mass of about 1,313,710 acres of land and water—many people don’t know how the region received the romantic sounding name.

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recognizes the Northeast Kingdom. Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has been chosen as one of the top U.S. travel destinations by magazine for Geotourism program.

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