Located in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the Burke area is home to breathtaking beauty, world class recreation and unique cultural offerings. Speed it up or slow it down. Bring your gear or leave it all at home. The Burke area is your four season vacation destination.
Home to Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain Ski Resort, the outdoor enthusiast will have all the bases covered when visiting Burke. Country inns, B&B’s, resorts, slopeside condos, cabins and vacation rentals are located unnoticeably throughout the area offering amenities unique to the our cultural heritage. Options for dining range from cafes, country stores and casual restaurants with lots of local ingredients on the menu and stunning panoramic views. There are many country shops, local art studios, multi-generation farms and museums nearby as well. Come visit and see why National Geographic selected the Northeast Kingdom as part of their geotourism program for sustainable destinations.
Summer and Fall offer endless opportunities to get outdoors and go hiking, boating, fishing, paddling, swimming, rock climbing, horseback riding, and of course, enjoy world class mountain biking on Kingdom Trails, recently named BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK in North America by Bike Magazine! A must do summer activity is a visit to beautiful, glacial Lake Willoughby or preferably, many visits!
Winter is ski season around here with 2,011 feet of vertical and over 270 acres of fun at Burke Mountain! Burke is also home to Burke Mountain Academy which has groomed many Olympic Skiers. We’re casual and laid back around here, though. The slopes of Burke are known for being uncrowded and unpretentious – it’s just folks who love to ski and love Vermont! Kingdom Trails also maintains many miles of groomed skate and classic Nordic trails and even has trails for the newest sport, Winter Biking! For snowmobilers, we’ve got miles and miles of groomed trails to explore past villages, farmland and old logging roads.
In Spring, we’re tapping trees and breaking out the fishing rods. Come March, a sweet scent fills the air and smoke begins to rise from the sugarhouses. Be sure to stop into one and get a sample of liquid gold. Fishing season begins mid April and there’s no shortage of lakes and waterways to explore.
To learn more and plan your adventure, visit www.BurkeVermont.com.