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The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont got it's name from a frequent visitor to the region. U.S. Senator and former Governor of Vermont George Aiken, he gave birth to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in 1949. Senator Aiken gave the area the name because of the beauty of the region’s working landscape. "You know, this is such beautiful country up here, it should be called the Northeast Kingdom.”

 Comprising of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia Counties, and bisected by Interstate 91 and U.S. 5. and to the east it is bordered by the Connecticut River.

 The highest point is Jay Peak at 3,681 feet.

 The NEK encompasses 56 towns and gores, with a land area of 2,027 square miles. The area is a year-round travel and tourism recreation destination, known for its snowmobiling, skiing, fall foliage viewing, and the production of maple syrup.

 The Northeast Kingdom has been listed in the North American and International editions of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die". In 2006, the National Geographic Society named the Northeast Kingdom as the most desirable place to visit in the country and the ninth most desirable place to visit in the world.
 


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