The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is a hidden jewel that many people do not even know about. That is why National Geographic selected the Northeast Kingdom as, one of only a handful in the world, a sustainable destination to promote tourism that enhances and sustains the environment, culture, and heritage.
Located in the Northeastern part of the state, the Northeast Kingdom has long been cherished by visitors and natives alike for its unspoiled beauty and natural treasures. To preserve the natural environment and to promote sustainable destinations, the Northeast Kingdom is part of a select group of countries and regions partnered with National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations to promote tourism that enhances and sustains the environment, culture, and heritage of tourism destinations.
Geo•tour•ism n: Tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.