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Stay to Stay Weekend – St. Johnsbury
September 13, 2019 - September 16, 2019
Greater St. Johnsbury Area
2019 STAY TO STAY WEEKENDS
This vibrant community is the southern gateway to the beautiful region known as Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. St. Johnsbury is a picturesque town characterized by elegant Victorian architecture and richly preserved history. It is also the cultural hub of the Kingdom, bustling with year-round performances and activities, culinary gems, eclectic and practical shopping, museums, and easy access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and a short drive to the mountain biking mecca, Kingdom Trails. From the bustling downtown, you have at your fingertips the pristine wilderness of the Kingdom, covered bridges, mountain vistas, and more.
Encompassing nearby towns Lyndonville and Burke, the region offers a wide array of careers in finance, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and hospitality, as well as amenities and resources for those who own or are looking to start their own businesses. The combination of activities and opportunity creates a work/life balance that rivals any in the nation. The educational opportunities are also world-class; local independent secondary schools St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Institute welcome local students as well as those from around the world, adding diversity to our community.
Did you Know?
- In the early 1900’s, St. Johnsbury became known as the “Maple Center of the World,” a tradition that lives on with the sweet “World Maple Festival” each April.
- The phrase “Northeast Kingdom,” a popular term for Vermont’s three northeastern counties, was first uttered by then-Governor George Aiken who, moved by the beautiful, rugged environment of the region, coined the term during a political appearance in Lyndonville in 1949.
- The first platform scale, originally used to weigh hemp, was invented by Thaddeus Fairbanks in 1830. The Fairbanks family went on to become major benefactors of St. Johnsbury, supporting the cultural, architectural, and educational gems you can find here today.
- In 2018, St. Johnsbury set the Guinness World Record for the largest astronomy lesson ever, organized by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium.
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