The Northeast Kingdom is home to beautiful secluded lakes, legendary biking trails (aptly named the Kingdom Trails) and some of Vermont's best skiing... And then there's the ridiculous food and beverage scene. Use the Highland Lodge as your base to explore all this beautiful region has to offer.

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    April's Maple

    6507 VT Rt 114 Canaan, VT 05201
    802-266-9624
    http://aprilsmaple.com/

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    On our 800 beautiful acres we sustainably harvest premium maple sap to make into the finest Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. We hope you have as much fun trying all of our maple products as we have making them for you!

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    Caledonia Spirits

    46 Log Yard Drive Hardwick, VT 05843
    802.472.8000
    http://www.caledoniaspirits.com

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    Caledonia Spirits is a craft distillery based in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We partner with local farmers and beekeepers to source organic grains and raw honey for our spirits. Raw honey distinguishes our craft-spirits by imparting a pure and soft botanical essence into each bottle. Our Barr Hill vodka is distilled from raw honey--it’s the only ingredient. Our award winning Barr Hill gin is distilled with juniper berries and finished with raw honey. Our Tom Cat barrel aged gin is simply our Barr Hill gin aged in brand new American Oak casks; this gives the gin a whiskey character. Our Elderberry Cordial is made with organic elderberries, infused in vodka, with plenty of honey to offer a rich and bold taste to be enjoyed as an aperitif. All of our spirits reflect our deep connection to the land and Vermont’s agricultural heritage.

    Visit the Caledonia Spirits Distillery in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom for a tour of their distillery and retail space every Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM.

    How to find us: Turn into the Lamoille Valley Ford Dealership, drive through the parking lot towards the log yard and stay left towards the red building.

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    Craftsbury Farmers Market

    Craftsbury Common Craftsbury, VT 05826
    802-755-6717
    http://craftsburyfarmersmarket.com

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    Local farmers, fresh & prepared food producers, artists and crafters have vended at the Craftsbury Farmers Market including family-friendly entertainment.

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    Eden Specialty Ciders

    150 Main Street Newport, VT 05855
    802.334.1808
    http://www.edenicecider.com

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    Boutique winery in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Focusing on artisanal drinks that reflect the heritage and climate of this beautiful region. Making elegant, gold-medal winning ice ciders and herb-infused aperitif ciders in limited quantities for adventurous wine drinkers, creative chefs, confident sommeliers and inspired bartenders.

    A proud recipient of the Slow Food Vermont Snail of Approval.

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    Highland Lodge

    1608 Craftsbury Rd Greensboro, VT 05841
    (802) 533-2647
    https://www.highlandlodge.com/

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    A historic B&B, Highland Lodge features beach access to gorgeous Caspian Lake, pristine Nordic ski trails, vintage private cabins, and 136 acres to explore near a culture-rich community and some of the top artisan food and beverage makers in the world.

    Highland Lodge rooms and their private cabins are each unique and reflect the fascinating history of 19th century farmhouses, quaint '20s developments, and swinging '60s flair, all with the friendly charm of a simpler time.

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    Hill Farmstead Brewery

    403 Hill Road Greensboro, VT 05842
    802-533-7450
    http://www.hillfarmstead.com

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    Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight—of experience and education—of friendships and explorations.

    The brewery is the revival and continuation of 220 years of Hill heritage and hand crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont.

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    Karim Farm and Creamery

    442 Chamberlin Road East Ryegate, VT 05402
    802-476-5189
    http://karimfarm.com

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    With a house, barn and fields that date back from the 1850's, Karim Farm and Creamery plays an active role in maintaining Vermont's agricultural traditions. We enjoy our small herd of jersey cows and cheese making with the small changes in culture and process that lead to different products. Our diversified farming preserves Vermont's working landscape and practices humane treatment of animals and responsible land stewardship. We are committed to providing local customers with affordable, high-quality cheeses and other dairy products from a working farm in their midst, one they can visit to observe the process first hand.

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    Kingdom Brewing

    353 Coburn Hill Road Newport, VT 05855
    802-334-7096
    https://kingdombrewingvt.com/

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    Kingdom Brewing is located high atop Coburn Hill in the town of Newport Center, just a half mile past the northern most point of Route 100 on 105 East. The northern most point of Route 100 can be found about 4 miles southwest of Lake Memphremagog.

    Brian and Jenn Cook created Kingdom Brewing with the intent to brew terrific craft beers from a wide variety of locally produced ingredients. Starting with American grown grains, they add locally produced ingredients such as maple sap, spruce tips or apples to create a variety of light to robust seasonal beers.

    In addition to their homegrown philosophy, the Cooks run Kingdom Brewing in the most environmentally friendly way possible. One common problem for many brewers is finding a way to dispose of the mash left over from the brewing process. The Black Angus beef herd on the Cook’s farm happily dispose of the spent grains for them. Additionally, the brewery uses a geo-thermal type of fermentation cooling system.

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    Kingdom Crust Company

    1216 Railroad Street St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    (802) 751-8500
    http://www.kingdomcrust.com/

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    Traditional Hand tossed brick oven pizza. No additives, no preservatives, just real, honest pizza.

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    Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center

    150 Main Street Newport, VT 05855
    802-334-1790
    http://www.nektastingcenter.com/

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    Sip a sweet ice cider at The Tasting Bar, savor a sticky maple treat from the Maple Shop, enjoy fresh breads and pastries from Jocelyn & Cinta's Bake Shop, or sit and grab a bite at the Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill.

    It's all good, and it's all local! The NEK Tasting Center is dedicated to featuring and supporting Northeast Kingdom farmers and producers.

    Join us to learn, taste and enjoy!

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    Pete's Greens

    266 S. Craftsbury Rd. Craftsbury, VT 05826
    802.586.2882
    http://www.petesgreens.com

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    Pete's Greens grows certified organic specialty produce and delivers to stores and restaurants throughout Vermont.

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