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Geo•tour•ism n: Tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.
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Located in the Northeastern part of the state, Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has long been cherished by visitors and natives alike for its unspoiled beauty and natural
treasures. To preserve the natural environment and to promote sustainable destinations, Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is
working with National Geographic to develop a geotourism program for the region. As one of the first of its kind in the world,
this program allows Vermont's Northeast Kingdom to join a select group of countries and regions working with National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations to promote tourism that enhances and sustains the environment, culture, and heritage of tourism destinations.
“Vermont scored highly—best in the U.S.—in our survey of destination stewardship,” says Jonathan Tourtellot,
director of the Center for Sustainable Destinations, “because Vermonters care a lot about character of place. And if the Northeast Kingdom
is ‘the real Vermont,’ then no one will care more about protecting the Kingdom’s heritage, nature, and scenery than its residents.
We chose the Kingdom for one of our first projects in order to work intimately with the communities of an alert, independent, and
very self-aware destination. We hope that citizens will remain firmly engaged with tourism management here, benefit accordingly,
and set a standard for the state, and the country.”
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is proud to offer breath-taking scenery, local agriculture and farming, Vermont made products,
and recreational opportunities which have gained our region national and international recognition.
Visitors can pursue a variety of adventures, including mountain biking, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking and canoeing,
cross-country skiing, ice fishing, wildlife viewing and more. Learn more »