2018 Best Places To Work In Vermont
Okemo took 10th in the Medium Category of Best Places to Work in Vermont! There were 50 employers in the State of Vermont recognized and everyone receiving the designation of “Best Places” needed to have an engagement score of 90%. This score comes completely from the confidential employee survey process. This was the fifth year in a row we have received this award and we owe it all to our hardworking staff for creating the environment to make the Okemo family thrive.
Vermont Downtown: St. Albans
Looking for a new scenic downtown to check out? Head north of Burlington to Downtown St. Albans where the maple syrup flows like wine, eateries and art are nestled in historic store fronts, and a revitalized downtown awaits. #ThisIsVT
Abandoned Radar Base on East Mountain in Vermont
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Burton Island State Park
2714 Hathaway Point Road
St. Albans, Vermont 05481
Park Phone: 802-524-6353
Open for day use:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend
Pets are permitted everywhere except the day use beach.
Due to limited parking at Kamp Kill Kare ferry launch, we request a maximum of two cars per campsite at Burton Island
From St. Albans Bay: Go 3-1/2 mi. SW on Town Road, Lake Road and Point Road to Kamp Kill Kare State Park. Passenger Ferry to Burton Island which is accessible only by boat; no vehicles. Ferry runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($)
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About the Park:
Burton Island is a 253-acre park off the southwestern tip of St. Albans Point in Lake Champlain’s 'Inland Sea'. The park is accessible only by boat, with the state’s passenger ferry making the 10-minute trip from Kamp Kill Kare State Park.
18th century maps refer to this as the “Isle of White.” Jesse Welden, an early St. Albans settler and agent for Ethan and Ira Allen, is attributed with clearing and farming the island. As recently as 1874, Lake Champlain navigation charts label it “Potter’s Island,” though C.C. Burton, a farmer on the mainland, was using the island for pasture by the 1840’s. Sidney Burton owned the island through the early 1900’s and leased it to tenant farmers who raised cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. Crops included beans and peas. Remnants of the island’s agricultural past such as fence lines and stone piles, rusted farm implements and the foundation of the old barn are still visible.
Sidney Burton built a hunting and fishing camp on the eastern point in 1902. Ida Lashway inherited the island and continued leasing to tenant farmers, selling it to Randall Dimon in the 1950’s. The Dimon’s summered in the cottage for many years after selling the island to the State of Vermont in 1962.
Burton Island State Park opened in 1964. Original plans to build a causeway was abandoned for the unique appeal of an island campground without cars. A marina was built to accommodate boats. Ferry service was implemented in the 1980’s. The marina is a lively stopover for people cruising the lake. The campground is popular with those who enjoy relaxing on a semi-remote island away from cars.
Early logistical problems posed by the lack of a nearby mainland access to Burton Island led to the acquisition of Kamp Kill Kare, a former boy's camp at the tip of St. Albans Point, in 1967. Kamp Kill Kare State Park provides support facilities for Burton Island, including parking lots, a boat ramp and the ferry dock and breakwater. Kamp Kill Kare is a day use park with a swimming beach, picnic area and group shelter. Renovated in 1982, the 1870’s-era railroad resort hotel on the grounds now includes staff housing and public rest rooms. The first floor lobby includes historic photos of both parks.
There are 17 tent sites and 26 lean-to sites plus 15 boat moorings and a 100-slip marina with Wi-Fi (wireless internet) connection, dockside electricity, fuel service, and a marine holding-tank pumpout facility. This, with ferry service to the island (no vehicles) from Kamp Kill Kare, makes Burton Island one of the most unique parks in Vermont. Rest rooms have running water and hot showers ($). There are 3 miles of shoreline, hiking trails, a nature center/museum, park store and food service, rowboat and canoe rentals, and places to swim and picnic. Gear delivery to your site can be arranged for $10/each way.
Burton Island camping reservations:
Unlike other parks, reservations for Burton Island campsites open up eleven months in advance on the 15th of the month or the first business day thereafter. We do this so that we can devote all our energies to serving Burton customers on these busy days.
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Visit Portland Maine - Ride the Amtrak Downeaster Train
Portland is Maine's largest city, is extremely walkable, easy to get to from the Downeaster train station, and just over two relaxing hours from Boston.
Portland ME boasts several minor league sports franchises, dozens of galleries, a world-renowned art museum, professional theater, and venues for every kind of performance you can imagine.
Stroll Portland's cobbled waterfront streets, browse boutiques and antique shops, explore historic sites and museums, and enjoy some of the best restaurants in New England.
So ask yourself, why haven't you visited Portland yet? Thankfully Amtrak Downeaster can get you there, without the hassle of traffic, parking and other pains that come with driving! Visit Portland Maine.
Where To Find The World’s Best Maple Syrup
Where to find the world’s best maple syrup
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Where to find the world’s best maple syrup
Whether it’s drizzled over pancakes, used to make sweets or even infused in a hot drink, the ways to enjoy maple syrup are endless. If you’re looking for a holiday that allows you to indulge in this nectar of the gods, look no further than these five destinations.
1. Elmira, Ontario for the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
The world’s largest single-day maple syrup festival takes place in Elmira, Ontario on the 7th of April.
This event has taken place annually for over 50 years, drawing visitors from near and far to explore the town’s sugar bushes and learn how maple syrup is made. Make sure you save room for a plate of pancakes topped with a generous portion of Elmira’s famous maple syrup.
Stay in the nearby city of Waterloo, just a 20-minute drive from Elmira, at the Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs.
2. St. Albans, Vermont for the Vermont Maple Festival
In April of each year, the city of St. Albans comes together to celebrate everything maple. Over the course of the weekend, festival-goers can explore exhibitions and watch recipe demonstrations all dedicated to the sweet stuff. The weekend is wrapped up with a pancake breakfast and the crowning of the festival’s Maple King and Maple Queen.
La Quinta Inn & Suites St. Albans is situated walking distance from the city centre, making it easy to get to and from the festivities.
3. Dover Plains, New York for the Maple Weekend
During Maple Weekend, sugar houses across the state of New York open their doors to visitors interested in seeing first-hand how maple syrup is created, from tree to table. Located in Dover Plains, Madava Farms is a modern facility with an extensive line of maple products and even an on-site restaurant. For a truly unique experience, be sure to check out their moonlight mapling sessions on Saturday evenings.
Stay at Hillbrook Country House, a splendid, classical mansion with a homely feel in the village of Millbrook, New York.
4. Greenwood, Maine for the Maine Maple Sunday
Each year, the fourth Sunday of May marks Maine Maple Sunday in the town of Greenwood. With free tastings and demonstrations taking place at numerous sugar houses, this day is a treat for residents and visitors alike. Located in Maine’s western foothills, Velvet Hollow Sugar Works at Dunham Farm has a dedicated gluten-free sugar house that offers a wide selection of products as well as cooking classes, seminars and tours.
A 20-minute drive from Greenwood in Bethel, the Bethel Inn Resort offers on-site sporting activities as well as a spa to relax in after getting your fill of maple products.
5. Chester, New Hampshire in the New Hampshire Maple Weekend
For one weekend in March, 60 sugar houses play host to the New Hampshire Maple Weekend. Watch the maple syrup production process in action and see how sugar houses today are mixing modern methods with ancient tricks to produce our favourite maple treats. Located in the city of Chester, Ryan’s Sugar Shack was opened in 2013 by 13-year-old Ryan Neal. What began as a hobby of tapping trees in his backyard has transformed into a 1000+ tap operation and full-scale sugar house, open to the public for tours.
Just a 15-minute drive from Chester, the Sleep Inn Londonderryhas an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for unwinding after a day at the festival.
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