Worcesters to NEK

The Worcester Range to the Northeast Kingdom covers roughly 1 million acres from the Northern Green Mountains and Worcester Ranges northeastward through the Northeastern Highlands of Vermont. Within this area there are three distinct biophysical regions, each one contributing to the sense of identity of regions within the linkage. These are the Green Mountains, the Piedmont, and the Northeastern Highlands of Vermont. Many watersheds are involved, from the Winooski and Lamoille in the west to the St. Francis, Passumpsic and Connecticut River systems in the east.

Interspersed among these are fantastic, wild places like the Nulhegan Basin, Lake Willoughby, Green River and Waterbury Reservoirs. The area includes 30 Vermont towns from Stowe and Waterbury to Newark, Ferdinand and Brunswick—each with its own culture and yet broadly sharing many similarities and connections to the land. Lifestyles vary from traditional land-related professions of agriculture, sugaring and logging, to ecotourism and outdoor recreation.