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Suddenly Summer

Forget the official calendar, Summer is here! The trees are lush with green and we have been blessed with blue skies and temps in the 70's. Get on over to Burke and make the most of it! The trails, waterways and our local businesses are waiting to welcome you back for another glorious summer season in and around Burke.

Adventures Await!

Things to do

It's time for Summer Fun! There's lots going on this month and you definitely want to be here the weekend of June 28th for our Annual Strawberry Festival on Friday evening followed by the Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair on Saturday at their new Darling Hill Road location!

Events happening this month include:

June 8th - Free Fishing Day in VT

June 8th & 9th - The Moose

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

June 10th - 17th - SOLO Wilderness First Responder Course

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

June 21st - 23rd - Killington Car Club Weekend

June 22nd - Crystal & Sound Healing Ceremony

June 29th & 30th - Burke Bike Park Opening Weekend


Deal of the Month

What's better than a good raffle?

TWO good raffles!

Thaddeus Stevens School is selling raffle entries for their annual fundraiser. You can enter the raffle from now through June 7th with the chance to win up to $500 in gift cards to local restaurants and breweries including Next Trick Brewing, Cafe Lotti, East Burke Market, Mike's Gas, NEK Country Store and many others.

Entry Costs:

10 entries for $10

30 entries for $25

75 entries for $50

200 entries for $100

RAFFLE #2 comes courtesy of Community National Bank's Sizzling Summer Campaign. It's free to enter the raffle and two winners are chosen each week to win a $100 or $200 gift certificate to a local business matching that week's theme.

Weekly themes include: Dining/Take-Out,

Gardening, Father's Day, Outdoor Adventure Gear and more.

Don't miss out on a chance to win big and support a local school and local businesses.

Unpack & Unwind

Whether you want to pitch a tent for two, enjoy a lakeside cabin or rent a house for the whole family, lodging choices abound in and around Burke.

Enjoy 13 acres of privacy at Play Hard Mountain Sports vacation rental. The beautiful post & beam home features a spacious kitchen and sleeps up to ten people. It's located just a half mile from the Kingdom Trails Kirby Connector.

Located on Crystal Lake, Lakeview Cabins offers 8 one and two bedroom cabins with full kitchens. The property has a private beach, canoes for borrowing, a boat launch, picnic area, fire pit, playground and more for guest use.

Unplug and connect with nature at Camp Kiki. Two primitive campsites are available, each with a cedar tenting platform, picnic table, bike rack, private use port-a-potty and more. The sites offer direct access to Kingdom Trails.

For waterfront camping, check out Lakeside Camping in Island Pond which offers 200 camp and RV sites. The property features a private beach, playground, general store, showers, sunset lake cruises and more. On-site events include a lobster pot luck, cornhole tournaments and more.


Summer News

The season has just begun and there is much to look forward to including a new Farmers' Market! The weekly market happens Saturday mornings at The Wildflower and vendors include Don-Sim Farm, Firefly Farm, Dirt Church Brewery and more. The Wildflower is also hosting a Summer Music Series with performances on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Orange Rind will also be featuring live music on weekends. CLICK HERE for this year's line-up of local talent.

Free, outdoor concerts are back in St. Johnsbury starting later this month. This year's line-up includes Alysha Brilla, Mal Maiz, Adam Ezra Group and more.

Kingdom Trails has lots in the works this summer including enhancements to the Kitchel Trail that including adding 2 new descending trails along the corridor. KT is also working on the Lyndonville Connection, a 1.98 mile trail from the KT parking in East Burke to Kingdom Campground off of Route 5 in Lyndonville.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra returns to Burke Mountain on July 6th. The 'Symphony of Stars' outdoor show is a celebration of the VSO's 90th Anniversary! Later this summer, the Burke Mountain Bike Park will be hosting the Eastern States Cup Enduro Races.