These breathtaking Vermont country roads will lead you to the most beautiful places in New England! Now it’s your turn to follow the road less traveled. We have several day trips and routes mapped out for you. These are just a few of the endless options to choose from. Detailed directions and St Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom area maps are readily available for you.
This charming town offers wonderful, unique tax-free shopping, antiquing, historic architecture, and stunning covered bridge. Explore craft breweries, cafes and eateries, and hiking and biking trails. Named to the “Top 10 Best Small Towns in America” and “6th Small Town Downtown in America.” (Get a copy of the tour)
St. Johnsbury, VT and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom
The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce can share highlights of the area which include the Fairbanks Natural Science Museum, the famous Athenaeum/Gallery, Stephen Huneck Gallery & world-renown Dog Chapel, a terrific Artisans Guild, historic architecture and some very interesting shops. The Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association is also a valuable resource for exploring the area. (Get a copy of the tour.)
The Tasters Tour
You won’t be hungry on this Northeast Kingdom tasty journey. As you travel through the beautiful rolling hills and farmlands of the Northeast Kingdom and surrounding counties, stop and taste the free samples at the Goodrich Maple Farm, Ben & Jerry’s, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Enjoy antiquing, crafters, craft breweries, distilleries, and so much more. (Get the Tasters Tour)
The Northern Look
A glorious journey through the kingdom featuring scenic areas such as Burke Mountain, Island Pond, the grand Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake and Brighton State Park. Check out the Kingdom Trails and Burke & Bailey General Store. Stretch your legs a bit & rent a bike at the sport shop or hike a trail. Rent a canoe or kayak. Bring your camera and watch out for moose!
The White Mountains Trail
New England’s most scenic 100 miles! You will see it all on this trip – The Kancamangus Scenic Byway, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch State Park, Mount Washington, Bretton Woods and North Conway.
Our state capital and surrounding area invite you to enjoy a variety of walking tours, including a visit inside our gold-domed capital building and very unique shopping. The town of Barre is nearby. Here you will find a wonderful antique mall and the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. This may sound weird, but we urge you to also visit the Hope Cemetery. You will discover the most amazing monuments. Trust us on this one!
Woodstock / Quechee,VT
Your first stop is the beautiful Quechee Gorge, then wander through this quintessential New England village full of unique shops, galleries, antique stores and the Vermont Raptor Center.
It’s a lovely drive to Stowe, a village full of antiquing, shopping, handcrafts, breweries, and art galleries. Take the gondola ride to the very top of Stowe Mountain or visit the Trapp Family Lodge. Stop by the Information Center for a village map.
Many moose live in the far northern areas of New Hampshire. Pittsburg, NH on the Canadian border is nearly a “sure bet” for seeing moose. “Moose alley” is what the locals call U.S. Route 3 between Pittsburg and the Canadian border. It is not uncommon is see dozens of moose on Rt. 3 between Pittsburg and Quebec. The best time to go “moose watching” is just before sundown.
Dartmouth / Hanover, NH
Hanover’s special charm is its unique combination of urban cultural sophistication, Ivy-League New England village atmosphere and natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Hanover’s historic, four-block downtown features more than ninety distinctive specialty shops, brand name stores and twenty restaurants. Downtown Hanover is home to nine theaters, the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth College’s campus, ninth oldest in the United States, is adjacent to downtown.
Northeast Kingdom and North Country New Hampshire
These driving tours from St. Johnsbury to the Canadian border and White Mountains and points north, offer a number of side trips to enhance your autumn day-tripping. The routes pass lakes, mountains, and rolling farm lands, and promise some of the most picturesque views of the fall foliage in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire.