Derby, Derby Line, Derby Center, Newport, Holland, Morgan, Charleston, Westmore, Evansville, Brownington, Orleans, Irasburg, Barton and Glover
Imagine a place where the mountains touch the lakeshores – where evenings can be spent enjoying crackling campfires and days can be spent strolling along village streets and country shops. All this and more can be enjoyed in the Northern Lakes area of the Northeast Kingdom. Here many of the lakes were created when glacial ice carved out a deep basin in a pre-existing valley. When the last glaciers melted 12,000 years ago, deep, clear, refreshing lakes were left behind. The Kingdom claims more glacial lakes than any other region in Vermont and the Northern Lakes region boasts some of the most noted and beloved to include Lake Memphremagog, which laps both Canadian and US shores, as well as Lake Willoughby, which has long been known as the “Lucerne of America.” These and many other spectacular bodies of water to include Crystal Lake, Lake Salem, and Seymour Lake have served to inspire writers, poets, and artists through the ages and many of their works can still be enjoyed today in the regions many art galleries, historic libraries, and bookshops. We invite you to visit one of the many Inns, hotels or B&Bs or select a camp, cottage or lodge along the water. All are part of the scenery and culture here, where families have returned for generations to swim, fish, paddle, hike, and relax.
When you visit The Northern Lakes we suggest you take time to explore the Haskell Opera House & Library. Here visitors can straddle two nations at the world’s only international opera house, where performances take place in Canada and audience members sit in the US! The Haskell Opera House was built in 1901 and retains much of its original detail, including historic sets and curtain frescos. Performances are scheduled from April through early October.
Barton Area Chamber of Commerce
Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce
Newport City Renaissance Corporation
Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce