Fall is a beautiful season most anywhere in Vermont, but even more so in the Northeast Kingdom (The Kingdom).
The Northeast Kingdom is the northeast corner of the state, comprising Essex, Orleans and Caledonia and having a population at of 64,764 (2010). I The term “Northeast Kingdom” is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and a U.S. Senator, who first used the term in a 1949 speech. The area is often referred to by Vermonters simply as “The Kingdom.” The North East Kingdom of Vermont is a geographical area from roughly St Johnsbury in the south, North to the Canadian Border and from the New Hampshire border west to as far as Eden or maybe even Stowe.
Each year six towns welcome visitors during the area’s fall floiage season with an event that moves from town to town each day to reflect the moving leaf line. Seven unique festivals are held over seven consecutive days, now over 50 years running. The communities of Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet Groton and Marshfield each has something unique to offer, including music, crafts, farmers’ markets, parades, tours, history and great food! Specialty church suppers each night.