Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #54, 9 November 2009

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St. Johnsbury, Vermont

St. Johnsbury is located in northeastern vermont, just 40 miles south of the Canadian border. The area was first settled in 1786 as Dunmore. The name was changed to St. Johnsbury in 1790. Today, St. Johnsbury is part of Caledonia County, and is often referred to as St. Jay by locals. Here is a map of St. Johnsbury.

National Geographic Adventure Magazine calls St. Johnsbury the number one small town for adventure. Whatever the season, there is always a reason to listen when adventure calls!

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is located at 1302 Main Street. Check out their newest exhibits, Wild New England: Photographs by Roger Irwin, and Sound Waves: Many Shapes of Music. Be sure to visit the planetarium, the only one in the state that is open to the public. St. Johnsbury, VT

Located at 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum serves as the town's library as well as an authentic 19th century-style art gallery. The Athenaeum is housed in a 1871 building, and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Maple syrup lovers should make their way to Maple Grove Farms at 1052 Portland Street for a tour and a taste. Maple Grove features pure maple syrup, maple candy, and all natural salad dressings.

Named the number one mountain bike destination in the east, Kingdom Trails features a quality singletrack trail system in a scenic setting. Located in East Burke Village on Route 114, Kingdom Trails is a short drive north from St. Johnsbury off of I-91, Exit 23. Adult day-passes are $10, and $5 for children. In the winter, visit Kingdom Trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The Dog Chapel on Dog Mountain is a place that all pet-lovers will appreciate. Featuring the art of Stephen Huneck, The Dog Chapel is located at 143 Parks Road in St. Johnsbury.

After your day of adventure, visit Elements Restaurant at 98 Mill Street. Diners call Elements warm and relaxing, and you will find great food and a helpful staff. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner, and Wifi is available.

For a casual meal with a small town diner atmosphere, pay a visit to Anthony's Diner at 50 Railroad Street. Try the burger, the clams, or the grilled veggie wrap. Tell them that a mermaid sent you!

People are raving about Kham's Thai Cuisine at 1112 Memorial Drive. Start with the 4 Star Thai Noodle Soup, then try one of their many duck dishes. Round out your meal with their Ginger Ice Cream.

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