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Hot Times, Summer in the Country!

There's lots happening this month in and around Burke including our Annual celebration of two absolutely vital aspects of Summer.  Bike n' Brew happens August 11th at Burke Mountain!    Get ready to ride.  Get ready to dance. Get ready to drink beer.   This year's event also features Go Pro Clinics with Aaron Chase.  

Later this month, enjoy another traditional event.  The Caledonia County Fair happens from August 22nd - 26th.  From 4-H shows to ferris wheels, there's fun for the whole family at the fair.

Other events happening this month include....




August 4th - Open Mic/Karaoke Night



August 6th - 13th - Wilderness First Responder Course

August 11th - 19th - Swim the Kingdom Week




August 29th - Rolling Bike Night


Ongoing...




  



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 Unpack & Unwind

Whether you're planning a couple's getaway or a family vacation, lodging choices abound in the area.  Enjoy a stay in the village or tuck yourself away in the woods.  It's up to you!

The Darling Hill Trailside Guest House is a new vacation rental in the area located just off the Bill Magill trail.  Enjoy plenty of privacy in this 2 bedroom home with a full kitchen, WiFi, bike wash/storage, and outdoor amenities including a BBQ grill, fire pit, and outdoor shower.

Tucked away on a quiet road is the  Burke View Vacation Home and Villa Rental which offers direct access to mountain biking trails.  The House sleeps 14 and the Villa sleeps 4 people.  Both are located on 10 private acres with stunning views.

The Village Inn of East Burke offers a great location walking distance to the local cafe, country store, restaurants, and the Tiki Bar.  A range of rooms is available and rates include a chef-prepared breakfast.  On-site is bike storage, an outdoor hot tub, fire pits, and a barbeque for guests to enjoy.

The Comfort Inn & Suites near Burke Mountain offers a range of accommodations including family suites, honeymoon suites, and pet friendly rooms.  There's something to do in every direction whether you want to visit a Planetarium, check out an exhibit at Catamount Arts, or hit the trails.  Included with your stay is a bountiful breakfast buffet, as well as use of the indoor pool, fitness room, and arcade room. 

If you like things a little more rustic, check out the Burke Mountain Campground, offering tent sites and lean-to's with rates starting at just $35 per night.  Enjoy easy access to the Burke Bike Park and Kingdom Trails as well as use of the Burke Mountain Hotel pool and hot tub.

MORE LODGING OPTIONS...
 Deal of the Month

The deals on bikes are so good at East Burke Sports that we can't even give you the details!  Here's a hint - how does saving $800 on a 2018 bike sound?  For details on all the great deals, stop in to the store in East Burke Village.

 
Summah Bucket List!

It's August already!  If you haven't been here yet this summer, pack the bags and head on over to get some adventures under your belt before it's back to school time.  You'll find adventures in every direction and for every pace from world class mountain biking on Kingdom Trails to lazy river paddles at Clyde River Recreation.  Here's some other must-do-before-you-can-put-away-the-sunscreen activities:

1. Hike M t. Pisgah.  The cliffs alongside Lake Willoughby are a site to behold, but even better is the view from the top and look out points along the way.  If you prefer to try climbing Pisgah, w ell now, hold on, that's not a beginner activity, but you can take an Intro to Rock Climbing Course with  Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides and find out if climbing is your new deal.

2. Jump off Devil's Rock.  It's the perfect way to cool off after a hike, a climb, or just refresh yourself on a hot summer's day.  Located just about a half mile from the Southern end of Lake Willoughby, you can pull off on the side of the road, enter through a small opening in the guard rail, gather a little courage, and jump in the lake.

3.  Try Paddle Boarding.  If you're driving past the lake and see what looks like people standing on the water (with perhaps a well behaved dog sitting on the water), don't worry, you're not suffering from heat-stroke, it's just people (and dogs) paddle boarding. You can rent your own Stand Up Paddle Board at Village Sport Shop (dog not included).

4. Enjoy a free outdoor music show (with your dog!).   Head over to Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury for free live music shows every Sunday afternoon.  Of course, dogs are welcome and it's the perfect chance for them to chit chat with other pups about all their summahtime doggy ventures. 

5. Take a drive up the Toll Road. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1935, the historic toll road to the summit of Burke Mountain offers amazing 360 degree views and access to hiking trails, paragliding launch sites, and downhill mountain-biking trails.   Pack a picnic and enjoy the view.

6. Visit a Tiki Bar ... in Vermont!  Well, duh, of course, we have a Tiki Bar!  What self-respecting vacation destination doesn't have a tiki bar?   Located right in the village, Mike's Tiki Bar offers wines and too many beers on tap to count.  Next door, enjoy wood fired pizza or the best burrito around at the Vermont Food Truck Company.

7. Backyard Golfing.  Grandad's Invitational Golf Course in Newark is what's called a hidden gem and the perfect way to spend a fun, relaxing afternoon with the kiddos.  Just pop your money in the mailbox and walk the nine hole course with views of Burke Mountain.  

8.   ATV it.   For something completely different, book a guided ATV tour with  NEK Adventures  Rates include ATV's, helmets, and an experienced guide to take you and up to three other people over the river and through the woods.

9.  Go Mexican.  Head over to Foggy Goggle Osteria for Mexican Mondays featuring enchiladas, carnitas, margaritas and mojitos!

10.  Get a Creamie!  That's what Vermontahs call ice cream and you'll find the perfect maple creamie treat at RubyLee's in East Burke Village.  Of course, for city folk, there's hard ice cream, smoothies, and homemade cookie sammiches, too.   

ADVENTURES AWAIT!
 
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