If you are looking for an authentic place to travel, then the Barton area has what you are looking for. Our location near the Canadian border makes our destination international. You will find undeveloped wilderness and natural beauty and a rural agrarian lifestyle. Gorgeous waterways and distinctive geology make the Barton area an attractive destination in all seasons. In the spring, summer, and fall take advantage of public beaches and spectacular views at Crystal Lake State Park, Shadow Lake Beach, and the stunning Willoughby Gap. During the winter months outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy ice-fishing, snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling.
The Northeast Kingdom is the heart of Northern Vermont – far away from fast paced city living. It may be easy to get here – Interstate 91 (exit 25 and 26) is just minutes away – but once off the beaten path the N.E.K. enjoys a quieter, more peaceful way of life. Northern Vermont has a long standing tradition of pride in aesthetic beauty. Even shopping is an old world experience as the Kingdom’s landscape is dotted with unique local businesses.
Visitors can enjoy breathtaking cultural experiences alongside the area’s natural wonders. The Northeast Kingdom is home to the celebrated children’s Circus Smirkus, the world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theater, and the historic Old Stone House Museum.