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Guidebook for Charleston

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Guidebook for Charleston

Food Scene
Located a half-hour drive from the Center where all roads converge in the middle of nowhere, the Pie a favorite of locals and tourists alike and is usually packed! Their thin crust pizzas, topped with ingredients from local farms, and their revolving menu of delicious local micro-brews make this a must-visit for food lovers. http://parkerpie.com/
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The Parker Pie Company
161 County Rd
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Located a half-hour drive from the Center where all roads converge in the middle of nowhere, the Pie a favorite of locals and tourists alike and is usually packed! Their thin crust pizzas, topped with ingredients from local farms, and their revolving menu of delicious local micro-brews make this a must-visit for food lovers. http://parkerpie.com/
Overlooking the Canadian border of Lake Memphremagog with a large restaurant and outdoor deck area, this pub is a great spot for large groups who want a great meal. If you're there for brunch, don't miss ordering one of their fantastic Bloody Mary's!
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The East Side Restaurant & Pub
47 Landing Street
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Overlooking the Canadian border of Lake Memphremagog with a large restaurant and outdoor deck area, this pub is a great spot for large groups who want a great meal. If you're there for brunch, don't miss ordering one of their fantastic Bloody Mary's!
Friendly Pizza is our great local pizza parlor. Handmade pies and grinders - great for takeout. Basic fare, but great tasting! We recommend the greek pizza!
Friendly Pizza Parlor
31 Derby Street
Friendly Pizza is our great local pizza parlor. Handmade pies and grinders - great for takeout. Basic fare, but great tasting! We recommend the greek pizza!
Looking for truly delicious Italian cuisine? Lago Trattoria is a must-eat, great for that special night out. Quiet, upscale atmosphere and mouth-watering food to match.
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Lago Trattoria
95 Main Street
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Looking for truly delicious Italian cuisine? Lago Trattoria is a must-eat, great for that special night out. Quiet, upscale atmosphere and mouth-watering food to match.
Did we mention that Vermont has some great food? Stop by the NEK Tasting Center to try a little bit of what our farmers and producers have to offer. Sip a sweet ice cider at The Tasting Bar, savor a sticky maple treat, order a specialty coffee from Beans by the Border, or sit and enjoy a bite at the Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill.
Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center
158 Main St
Did we mention that Vermont has some great food? Stop by the NEK Tasting Center to try a little bit of what our farmers and producers have to offer. Sip a sweet ice cider at The Tasting Bar, savor a sticky maple treat, order a specialty coffee from Beans by the Border, or sit and enjoy a bite at the Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill.
Great food and drink in nearby Island Pond -- be sure to try their maple fries!
Essex House And Tavern
138 Cross St
Great food and drink in nearby Island Pond -- be sure to try their maple fries!
Arts & Culture
Don't miss this beautiful public library and fine art gallery, featuring the gorgeous original works of the Hudson River School. Dominating the gallery from its inception has been the magnificent canvas, ten feet by fifteen feet, of the Domes of the Yosemite, by Albert Bierstadt. http://www.stjathenaeum.org/
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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main Street
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Don't miss this beautiful public library and fine art gallery, featuring the gorgeous original works of the Hudson River School. Dominating the gallery from its inception has been the magnificent canvas, ten feet by fifteen feet, of the Domes of the Yosemite, by Albert Bierstadt. http://www.stjathenaeum.org/
The Fairbanks is a fantastic family get-away for a rainy day. Tour the natural history museum, check out the planetarium, or get involved by joining one of their workshop events. http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/
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Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
1302 Main Street
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The Fairbanks is a fantastic family get-away for a rainy day. Tour the natural history museum, check out the planetarium, or get involved by joining one of their workshop events. http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/
If you haven't experienced the eclectic, creative, and politically charged, larger-than-life puppet theatre that is Bread & Puppet, then you haven't experienced the NEK! Shows run all summer, the museum has regular hours. Don't miss it.
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Bread & Puppet Theatre
753 Heights Road
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If you haven't experienced the eclectic, creative, and politically charged, larger-than-life puppet theatre that is Bread & Puppet, then you haven't experienced the NEK! Shows run all summer, the museum has regular hours. Don't miss it.
The Old Stone House Museum is a hidden gem in the NEK. Take a tour of this carefully restored historical village, take part in one of their fantastic workshops, or simply enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains from the small town of Brownington.
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Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
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The Old Stone House Museum is a hidden gem in the NEK. Take a tour of this carefully restored historical village, take part in one of their fantastic workshops, or simply enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains from the small town of Brownington.
This beautiful Library and Opera House is famous for straddling the US/Canadian border. Not only that, but you can catch sweet shows there!
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Bibliothèque et salle d'opéra Haskell
93 Caswell Avenue
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This beautiful Library and Opera House is famous for straddling the US/Canadian border. Not only that, but you can catch sweet shows there!
Essentials
At ~30 minutes away, Newport, VT is the closest large town to our campus, providing access to all the usual essentials. You'll find chain grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and more - all situated on the beautiful international Lake Mephremagog.
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Newport
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At ~30 minutes away, Newport, VT is the closest large town to our campus, providing access to all the usual essentials. You'll find chain grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and more - all situated on the beautiful international Lake Mephremagog.
Island Pond is the closest small town to our campus, and at only a 10 minute drive away, is the first choice for running out to grab essentials. There is a small grocery store, a restaurant and bar, and a gas station/convenience store. In the summer, enjoy live music every Friday overlooking the lake!
Island Pond
Island Pond is the closest small town to our campus, and at only a 10 minute drive away, is the first choice for running out to grab essentials. There is a small grocery store, a restaurant and bar, and a gas station/convenience store. In the summer, enjoy live music every Friday overlooking the lake!
Sightseeing
If you are in our neck of the woods, then we have to send you down the road to take a peek at beautiful Lake Willoughby. Flanked on either side by Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Hor, and reminiscent of a Scottish Loch, Willoughby is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful lakes in New England - don't miss it!
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Lac Willoughby
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If you are in our neck of the woods, then we have to send you down the road to take a peek at beautiful Lake Willoughby. Flanked on either side by Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Hor, and reminiscent of a Scottish Loch, Willoughby is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful lakes in New England - don't miss it!
Entertainment & Activities
Our frequent program partner, Burke Mountain, is the family ski area of the NEK, providing an array of outdoor recreation year round, from downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain bike trails in the summer. https://skiburke.com/
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Burke Mountain
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Our frequent program partner, Burke Mountain, is the family ski area of the NEK, providing an array of outdoor recreation year round, from downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain bike trails in the summer. https://skiburke.com/
For the skiier or snowboarder looking for a bigger challenge, Jay Peak is the destination of choice. The resort also features an indoor water park, golf course, restaurants and hiking trails.
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Station de ski de Jay Peak
830 Jay Peak Rd
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For the skiier or snowboarder looking for a bigger challenge, Jay Peak is the destination of choice. The resort also features an indoor water park, golf course, restaurants and hiking trails.
Parks & Nature
For those looking for an expanse of wilderness where you can explore for days through mixed forest and wetlands, and spot wildlife such as moose, bobcat, warblers and spruce grouse, this is the spot for you. The refuge is 26,000 acres, with access to 150,000 acres all accessible through old logging trails. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge - Nulhegan Basin Division
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For those looking for an expanse of wilderness where you can explore for days through mixed forest and wetlands, and spot wildlife such as moose, bobcat, warblers and spruce grouse, this is the spot for you. The refuge is 26,000 acres, with access to 150,000 acres all accessible through old logging trails. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/
Hey, that's us! We have over 30 km of trails on our property and can point you in the right direction for any of your favorite outdoor recreation pastimes. We also hold regular workshops and educational events, so check out our website for the details about events only a 5 minute walk away! www.northwoodscenter.org
NorthWoods Stewardship Center
154 Leadership Dr
Hey, that's us! We have over 30 km of trails on our property and can point you in the right direction for any of your favorite outdoor recreation pastimes. We also hold regular workshops and educational events, so check out our website for the details about events only a 5 minute walk away! www.northwoodscenter.org
Easily some of the most breathtaking views in our region - the Mt.Pisgah trails climb 900+ feet to the top of Pisgah, overlooking dramatic views of Lake Willoughby and the surrounding mountains. Our organization often maintains these trails - ask in our office for advice on the best trail for your chosen level of difficulty.
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mont Pisgah
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Easily some of the most breathtaking views in our region - the Mt.Pisgah trails climb 900+ feet to the top of Pisgah, overlooking dramatic views of Lake Willoughby and the surrounding mountains. Our organization often maintains these trails - ask in our office for advice on the best trail for your chosen level of difficulty.
Shopping
The Pick & Shovel is a great version of a VT general store, selling everything from maple sugaring supplies, lumber, and farm supplies, to quality clothing. It even has a pet shop and an ice cream stand!
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Pick & Shovel
54 Coventry St
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The Pick & Shovel is a great version of a VT general store, selling everything from maple sugaring supplies, lumber, and farm supplies, to quality clothing. It even has a pet shop and an ice cream stand!
Need to stock up on outdoor clothing, boots, or hiking gear? Simon the Tanner is the place for you, and right in downtown Island Pond!
Simon the Tanner
2 Main Street
Need to stock up on outdoor clothing, boots, or hiking gear? Simon the Tanner is the place for you, and right in downtown Island Pond!