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Vacation Time!


Summer is upon us!  There's lots to do all season long and this month, we host our annual 3 day celebration of all things mountain biking from June 16th - 18th.  Don't miss the New England Mountain Bike Festival - NEMBAfest 2017!   Come for a day or the whole weekend and enjoy bike demos, a huge vendor expo, group rides, kids activities, music, food, beer and on-site camping. 

Other events this month include....



June 9th - 11th - Annual Tour de Kingdom


June 10th - The Moose

June 15th - Sip 'n Create



June 18th - Burke Music Jam

June 29th & 30th - Annie KIDS - performance at the Vermont Childrens' Theater

June 30th - Strawberry Festival!

Ongoing...
 
 
  

 Unpack & Unwind

No matter how you like to vacation, there is a lodging property for you in the Burke Area.  Hotels, cottages, inns and barns...we've got it all!

A new place to stay is the Burke SugarShack with trail access right from the backyard.  There's room for 6, a full kitchen, bike storage, WiFi, and a grill on the deck.

The Stepping Stones Inn offers relaxation and pampering amidst mountain views.  Spend some time on the trails and then come home to massages, yoga and healthy meals. 

What's more Vermontyish than a barn restored, remodeled and turned into a lodge made for bikers?  The Burke Bike Barn is just that offering two guest rentals and the perfect rustic accommodations for an affordable group stay.

Just a stone's throw away in Barton are the May Brook Cottages, located on the shores of Crystal Lake.  Furnished cottages offer kitchens, screened in porches and plenty to do nearby including lots of hiking trails.
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  Deal of the Month

Check out Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn for excellent food, lots of locally produced items on the menu, and great weekly deals.   Tuesday is $11 Burger & a Beer night with plenty of local brews on tap.  The next day is Wine Wednesday with just $5 glasses or 1/2 off bottles.   It doesn't stop there...Thursday is $4 draft night and June 1st features  St J Brewery and their Firstfruits Mango IPA!
 Explore!
 
Summer is full of adventures in and around Burke and this season there are some new things to check out as well as the old favorites.  You definitely want to stay several days, a week or longer to truly explore, enjoy and experience the area.

Over in West Burke, everyone's excited about  Next Trick Brewing which just opened.  The 7 barrel brewery and tasting room will be open seasonally from May - October.  Craft lagers and ales are available for tasting onsite or take out in Crowlers or Growler fills.  Stop in to see and taste what's brewin'.
 
If wine is more your thing, stop into Mike's Gas just a mile down the road and check out their extensive wine selection.  Full service gas pumps (a rarity these days), friendly staff, and lots of great food in the deli are also well known features of this local country store.
 
If you're headed to Lake Willoughby or Island Pond for some fun on the water, you may want to try the newest rage, a stand up paddleboard or SUP, as the kids say.  You can rent one for about 35 bucks a day from the Village Sport Shop in Lyndonville.  It's a great way to enjoy the lake from a different viewpoint and get in a good workout.
 
With the cool, early summer air, June is a great month to take a hike and there are many to choose from in the area including the Burke Mountain/Darling State Forest Trails or head just beyond Burke to Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Hor.  Island Pond is just about 15 minutes from Burke and is home to the Brighton State Park.  Drive on for another 15 minutes for a well-worth-it visit to the

When you get back home to Burke, stop into the Foggy Goggle Osteria and refuel after a day of outdoor exploration.  Menu choices include Italian fare, seafood options, sourdough pizzas, and ever-changing daily specials.
 
Rest easy and in the morning, before you head out for more fun, stop into East Burke Market for some Green Mountain Coffee, one of Hollyberry's amazing donuts and a little chatter with the locals who are happy to give you some pointers to the next adventure.

    ADVENTURE AWAITS!    
 
    Burke Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 347
East Burke, VT  05832
802-626-4124