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Peakin' in Burke!

Foliage season is at peak in these parts!   Come on over and enjoy our most colorful season.  There are lots of ways to explore whether you want to take a hike or enjoy a paddle below the cliffs and colors of Pisgah.  For a lazier paddle, check out Clyde River Recreation.  A great way to enjoy the sights in the forest is via a guided ATV tour with NEK Adventures.  Another must do for the fall bucket list is a drive up the scenic Toll Road at Burke Mountain.  Park at the top and follow the trail to the fire tower and take in the 360 degree view of the White Mountains and more.  The mountain is also offering chair lift rides that offer views of Willoughby Gap and surrounding mountains.   There are a few weeks left to mountain bike and Kingdom Trails has a new offering called the Flower Brook Trail which is a 3 mile connector trail to the East Haven trails.

Other events happening this month include....

October 5th - Fall Dog Party

October 5th - 50 Family Fall Yard Sale

October 12th - Mallett Brothers Concert

October 12th - 14th - Burke Bike Park Closing Weekend

October 13th -   East Burke Sports Whip Off

October 17th - Farm Story Hour

October 18th - 25th -  Wilderness First Responder Course

October 26th - Vermont Highland Games

October 26th - The Kingdom Challenge
Ongoing Events...
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Burke in the News
Congrats and Thank You to the 2019 Burke Citizen of the Year, Abby Long! Chamber President, John Kascenska surprised her with the award at the Burke Fall Festival. Although she's lived in Burke less than two years, from the get go she has been an exuberant and thoughtful advocate for the community...READ MORE...



Unpack & Unwind

It's a great time to visit Burke whether you come early this month to check out the peak foliage or come later to enjoy the peace & quiet of the country along with low off season lodging rates.

The Lyndon Farmhouse on Darling Hill Road is also home to the Serenity Spa.  You can now rent the entire 5 bedroom home that includes a huge, commercial grade kitchen (there's even a beer tap), washer/dryer, 4 season hot tub and, of course, that amazing Darling Hill view.

Tucked away just up the road from Burke Mountain, Wilderness Lodge sleeps up to ten people (dogs allowed, too) and offers a full kitchen with new appliances plus a backyard grill and spacious yard for enjoying the crisp autumn nights.

Snowed Inn the NEK is located just a stone's throw from Burke in the neighboring town of Newark. It's a great spot to call home so you can explore in all directions. You can bike KT one day and head north on another day to paddle Lake Willoughby.  There are lots of smaller ponds close by and lots of woods for those on a hunting trip.  Rent one or all four guest rooms that include common use of a full kitchen and living room.  Stay 6 nights and the 7th is free!

Deal of the Month

Make it a point to dine out, enjoy a spa treatment, a weekend getaway or a biking adventure during the weekend of October 25-27.  Why??   Because local businesses are joining together to give a portion of their profits to Kingdom Kids.  What's that?  Kingdom Kids is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing outdoor recreational opportunities to Northeast Kingdom children who would not otherwise have the chance to participate in these activities.

Participating Businesses include:
Foggy Goggle Osteria in East Burke
The Serenity Spa in Lyndonville
Sno Bear Lodging in East Burke
Kingdom Cycling & Experiences in East Burke 

Halloween Hijinks!

There's lots of ghoulish fun happening later this month and it's not just for kids!  

On Friday, October 25th, it's time for Trunk or Treat at the Burke Town School with prizes for the top 3 Best Decorated trunks.

On Saturday the 26th, the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting The Gloaming in East Burke Village which includes trick or treating at Village businesses, cookie decorating at the East Burke Congregational Church, Mask Making and Face Painting at the East Burke Community Library along with a costume contest and jack-o-lantern contest.  This year, we are trying something we call Mini Pumpkin Shotput Toss!   

Later on, head over to Burke Mountain for the Bear Den Halloween Party featuring a costume contest and live music from local favorites, Tritium Well.

Of course, on Halloween night, Bandstand Park will be loaded with kids, candy and cleverly decorated cars for the Annual Trunk or Treat.

Check out our events calendar for more Halloween Fun in the area.
    Burke Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 347
East Burke, VT  05832