This journal entry was part of the NEK Getaway Quiz, a contest we ran in Summer 2022. While you can’t take the quiz anymore, you can still reap the benefits and uncover the NEKed adventures waiting for Leisure Travelers.
You’re a Leisure Traveler, which means you’re up for whatever comes your way. You love having a good time and sharing new places and discoveries with family and friends.
While others may enjoy more active excursions, you prefer to vacation at a slower pace. As a leisure traveler, you love to become immersed in the culture of an area, often visiting museums, art galleries, and free local events and concerts. You enjoy having freedom to come and go as you please.
It wouldn’t be in Leisure Traveler style to create a detailed weekend itinerary, so instead, we’ll share a few of CowMoo’s favorite ways to spend time in the NEK.
Leisure Traveler Inspiration
Stroll Through the Farmer’s Markets
Farmer’s Markets take place throughout the Kingdom, many are open May – October. CowMoo recommends trying all the free samples you can find! Make sure to thank your local vendors. Check our Farmer’s Markets in these communities: Hardwick, Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury, Craftsbury Newport, Danville.
Take a Ride & Enjoy the Scenery
The Northeast Kingdom Byway is gorgeous any time of the year and meanders you all throughout the Kingdom. Buckle up, crank up the tunes, and soak up the views.
If you’re looking for a different type of speed, cruise along Lake Memphremagog on Northern Star in Newport, part of the Mountain & Lake Getaway.
Swim the Shores of a State Park or Pack Your Kayak for a Quiet Adventure
Hear the loons call at Brighton State Park in Island Pond, along the Eastern Trek.
Boulder Beach State Park in Groton, part of the Farm & Field area.
Black River runs from Irasburg to Newport, destinations in the Mountain & Lake Getaway and offers great paddling from beginners to advanced.