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April 2024

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Totally Ready for Summer!

Well, you may have heard about the Great American Solar Eclipse happening on April 8th and YES, the Northeast Kingdom including Burke is in the path of totality. Whether you're in the area for this once in a lifetime event or are transitioning into Summer mode, make it a point to enjoy the experiences that Burke and surrounding towns have to offer.

Adventures Await!

Things to do

There are lots of Eclipse related events happening including at Burke Mountain, The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, The Wildfower, Lyndon Institute, Lyndonville,, Westmore and Island Pond. (Please stay off hiking and other trails to prevent trail erosion during this time of year known as Mud Season.)

Events happening this month include:

April 6th - The Intuitive Reader: A Tarot Reading Workshop for Beginners

April 7th - Pond Skim

April 8th - 15th - SOLO Wilderness First Responder Course

April 12th - Benefit Dance Recital

April 13th - Shoulder Season Shindig

April 13th - Warm Your Heart Fundraiser for H.O.P.E.

April 17th - Flip Fabrique

April 20th - Shed Meet & Chili Dinner


Deal of the Month

It's time to get ready for Summer and what better way to do that than by getting some new wheels! To encourage you even more to get yourself a new bike, East Burke Sports/Sport Thoma is having a Spring Bike Sale with great deals on previous year models of top brands including:

Santa Cruz



For a limited time only, EBS is also offering a Santa Cruz Factory Sale on the Hightower and Tallboy Models.

If you're not in the market to buy a bike, no worries, you can rent a mountain bike this summer when the trails open in May. You can rent a bike for one day or up to four days. And, it's easy peasy to reserve a bike via the EBS website. Simply select the dates you need a bike and then choose from a selection of top name mountain bikes and boom, you're all set to head to the shop, pick up your ride and hit the trails!

Happy Riding!

Unpack & Unwind

Whether you're visiting this month for some R&R or are planning for summer, we've got all variety of lodging in and around Burke.

East Burke Rentals offers several homes close to village shops and restaurants. Among your choices are The Barn with a fire pit outside, the Moose Tracks Cabin which sleeps up to 6 people or The Main House nestled on 15 private acres.

The Burke Bike Barn is the perfect spot for a summer biking getaway featuring rustic, trailside accommodations in a renovated timber-frame barn. The Farmhouse next door is available year round and offers 2 units that sleep up to 6 people.

The Wildflower offers a great location with direct trail access and stunning pastoral views. The 25 room inn has a restaurant on site plus bike rentals and guides right next door. This month, the Inn is hosting a Wellness Retreat from the 19th - 21st.

Kingdom Campground opens mid-May, but it's a popular spot so book now for summer. The 100 acre property offers 100 camp and RV sites plus an on-site laundry, general store, pool and more.


Summer is on the Way!

Well, Winter was a bit of a bust, but Spring came early and there's lots to look forward to this Summer including;

May 11th - Ride for Mo

May 18th - The Black Fly Bike/Run

June 8th - Statewide Free Fishing Day

June 10th - 13th - All-Inclusive Gravel Ride Tour

June 14th - 16th - Elevate - Women + Weekend

June 28th - Strawberry Festival

June 29th - Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair

August 21st - 25th - Caledonia County Fair

June - August - Day and Overnight MTB Camps for kids

July - Shows featuring local youth at Vermont Children's Theater

July and August - Various Outdoor Adventure camps for kids

July and August- Basketball and other Summer Camps at Lyndon Institute