Directions & Attractions

Moose River Campground is conveniently located on Route 2 and easily accessible to Route 93. Use these interactive Google Maps below, to obtain travel directions from any point of origin or to obtain travel directions from Moose River to any area attraction. It’s as simple as that!


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Attractions

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Discover St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Discover St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Named by National Geographic as the #1 Small Town for Adventure, St. Johnsbury combines an energetic business district with a rich cultural life, year-round recreational opportunities, and beautiful historical buildings. St. Johnsbury lies at the confluence of three rivers. It’s conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 93 and 91.  There are 7500 residents in St. Johnsbury, making it the largest town in northeastern Vermont and northwestern New Hampshire.  It’s just 45 minutes from the Canadian border, an hour’s drive from Dartmouth College and many ski resorts are nearby, including the hidden gem of Burke Mountain. St. Johnsbury is a Preserve America and Main Street Community. The town cares about its history, architecture, cultural and authentic small town life. Downtown St. Johnsbury is the real deal. Please join us in St. Johnsbury for an adventure that is Very Vermont!

Museums & Galleries

Maple Grove Farms - Museum & Factory

(the largest manufacturer of pure maple candy) Enter under the Welcoming Green Awning and view our award winning video, ‘Vermont’s First Industry - Maple Syrup’, while sampling our yummy maple candies. A friendly, knowledgeable Tour Guide will take you through two floors of our factory. You’ll see 100% pure, natural Maple Syrup packed on the filling line or watch our Gourmet Dressings go by. Follow your Tour guide down to the kitchen and see Maple Candy being made in our vintage equipment. View the room where a whole lot of shaking goes on! Walk through the crystal room where the candy is set in tanks overnight to form its protective shell ... then look right into our packing area and watch the candy being inspected and carefully hand packed. Next, stroll into the Sugar House Museum and learn about ’The Whole Sugaring Experience’ ... and finally browse in our spacious red-roofed Cabin Shop, full of Maple Grove Farms of Vermont factory-direct products. Taste all the grades of Pure Maple Syrup and decide which one you like best.

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

A curious mind, a naturalist’s eye, a traveler’s delight in the diversity of experience, and a devotion to learning. These qualities shaped Franklin Fairbanks’s journeys as a naturalist, community leader, and philanthropist. His Fairbanks Museum opened in 1891 as an invitation to learning, contemplation, and discovery, a place jam-packed with natural wonders from near and far and the fruits of human activity from around the globe. So crammed with delights was this gift to posterity that Franklin Fairbanks added a new wing just before his death in 1895.
Fairbanks and his gifted colleagues, architect Lambert Packard and exhibit designer William E. Balch, created a museum of such bold character and civic purpose that the Museum still bears its original, distinctive look and feel. Much of Franklin Fairbanks’s vision has been fulfilled — in timeless exhibits, in vibrant programs for children, in Vermont’s only planetarium added with great community support in 1961, and in programs, like the public radio weather broadcasts that began in 1981, that make a true difference in people’s lives. Today, Fairbanks’s vision lives on in the Museum’s mission to inspire new appreciation and responsibility for our place in the natural world. Come and explore.

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Athenaeum 1."An institution, such as a literary club or scientific academy, for the promotion of learning." 2. "A place, such as a library, where printed materials are available for reading." (American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd Ed. ). The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Athenaeum fills two roles: it serves the people of St. Johnsbury by enriching their lives, and it stands as a regional and national treasure - a monument to the nineteenth-century belief in learning. The Athenaeum is a legacy of the Fairbanks Family of St. Johnsbury, inventors and manufacturers of the world’s first platform scale, who gave the Athenaeum to the town of St. Johnsbury in 1871. With his wealth Horace Fairbanks created a center of culture for the people of his town - a true "athenaeum."

Dog Mountain and Chapel

Stephen Huneck built the chapel on Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. It is styled after a small village church which would have been built in Vermont around 1820. The white steeple points to the heavens, and on top is a Lab with wings that turns in the wind proclaiming this serene 150 acre mountain-top farm as a place that has a special affinity with dogs. This is a very private spot, being on the end of a dead-end road where all land on both sides of the road are part of Dog Mountain. The spectacular views and surround land is rich with wild life and trout filled ponds. The sculpture garden in front of the chapel is wonderful to walk through as you head into the beautiful light-filled gallery, where of course dogs are always welcome. There will always be a good supply of treats on hand, a small gesture to thanks dogs for all they give us. Everyone is welcome at Dog Mountain, but it is Steven’s hope that dog owners will bring their dogs with them. It is a wonderful experience to go on a walk with your dog through an old forest, you will see how the dog becomes fully alert, your guide and protector. There they have no doubt who is the leader.

Old Stone House Museum

Located in a quiet and picturesque Northeast Kingdom village, the museum includes six buildings on fifty five acres. Seemingly untouched by time, this hillside town is centered around a monumental stone dormitory, called Athenian Hall, built in 1834-36 by the Rev. Alexander Twilight, the nation’s first African-American college graduate and state legislator. The stone house now houses 21 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The collection includes furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, and many of the tools and utensils of daily life. The exhibits continue in Twilight’s own house, two more historic houses and a traditional barn.

Catamount Arts Center

Catamount Arts was founded in 1975 with a mission of enhancing the cultural climate of northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Integration of the arts into community life has been our guiding principle and we attempt to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the arts through a diversified schedule of film, music, theater, dance, and the visual arts.
For over 30 years, Catamount Arts has offered the best in foreign and independent films (nightly screenings) in our two theaters, the largest art gallery in the region, music concerts, cabaret seating for 100 and a 4,000-volume video rental service. Catamount annually presents an extensive series of performances throughout Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, bringing in nationally known touring artists.
The Catamount Art Center is located at 115 Eastern Ave. in St. Johnsbury and is open from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday - Saturday. In addition, the galleries are available to visitors before and after the nightly film screenings.

Golf Clubs

St. Johnsbury Country Club

Golf began in St. Johnsbury in 1923 when Willie Park, Jr., two-time winner of the British Open designed nine diverse, interesting and singular golf holes for the newly formed club. It would be the last of Park’s 60 North American designs due to his ailing health. The Installation of the greens was completed by his brother Mungo. There are three factors to consider when looking for a golf-course: quality, value and fun. St. Johnsbury Country Club scores a hole-in-one on all three.
1. Quality: St. Johnsbury has earned a reputation for flawless greens, lush fairways and well-carpeted tees. The maturity of the original nine holes and the state-of-the-art new loop blend together to produce two distinct golfing experiences that complement each other perfectly.
2. Value: There’s no contest here. St. Johnsbury offers reasonable rates, and much more value for your golfing dollar than you’re accustomed to.
3. Fun: The fun begins with the scenery, the course, the staff and the shotmaking. Play at your own pace on the historic links with all modern amenities. You’ll be back to rise to the challenge again.

The Maplewood Golf Club

The Maplewood Golf Club was established in 1914 in the historic town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Today the 18 hole Donald Ross course offers golf to our members and the public serving as host for both charitable and business outings in this spectacular setting. You will find all that you would expect in a golf resort at The Maplewood and more. Complete with a pro shop, golfers lounge and outdoor deck, chipping and putting green and a driving range, our professional staff will make you feel at home in the relaxed surroundings. In addition the course features a rare par six which is over 650 yards long, demanding par threes and beautiful water holes that are challenging for any golfer.

Barton Golf Club

The atmosphere is casual, the people are friendly. A relaxing day awaits you at Barton Golf Club. 18 Holes of scenic golf with surrounding views of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. , there’s no better place to be than on the course enjoying a round, or on the sunny patio doing the same.

The Lake Willoughby Golf Course

Tucked inside the northern corner of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, The Lake Willoughby Golf Course is located two miles from Lake Willoughby at the top of beautiful Hinton Hill. This spectacular Nine Hole golf course is a jewel in its mountainside setting. Designed in the spirit of golf and respect for the land, Lake Willoughby Golf captures the essence of nature at its best. Surround yourself in the beauty of nature with quality course conditions giving every player an enjoyable golfing experience.
Warm up at our Driving Range, stay at our Rental Home, or play Golf on our naturally designed and maintained Course on the top of Goodwin Mountain.

Mountain View Country Club

Mountain View’s golf course is a challenging, "links style," par 35, 2,816-yard, nine holes. Our seven clay tennis courts are reputedly the best in the area. From mid-May through foliage season you will find informality and easy access to courts and course. A family club, Mountain View encourages young members to participate in round robins, game nights, and holiday picnics. Weekends during July and August are busy with Club activities, and the Tuesday night men’s league is very popular. There are handicap tournaments, a club championship in golf, and tennis tournaments for all ages.

Orleans Country Club

Orleans Country Club was established in 1928 and for over 80 years has been the popular place to play golf in Orleans County. Our reputation boasts a friendly social atmosphere, manicured golf course and competitive rates. Come play on our nicely manicured 18 hole golf course or just stop by to socialize with family & friends at The Tee Off restaurant/Lounge. Tee times 3 days in advance.

Day Trips and Tours

Kingdom Trails

Kingdom Trails is a charitable non-profit conservation organization, driven by a volunteer Board of Directors, working in partnership with private landowners, local businesses, government agencies and other non-profit organizations to create and manage out-door recreation opportunities and preserve and protect trails. During all seasons of the year we offer an extensive trail network for non-motorized, multi-use recreation activity. Currently all mapped trails in our local area are on private land. Kingdom Trail Association was formed to create legal access to these trails and manage the system. In order to generate the funds needed to maintain the trail system and manage usage on private land the Association requires all users to purchase either a Day Member Pass or a Membership to access the trail system. We strive to keep our rates extremely low so that everyone will be able to enjoy the trails.

Labour of Love

Rapidly becoming known as a "local destination", Labour of Love offers more than the typical small nursery; display gardens, tours, gift and craft shop, 30 varieties of homemade jams and jellies (from local fruits), handwoven articles of apparel and for the home. And more...Open year-round, our themed guest rooms are filled with genuine antiques and botanical garden-sized unusual tropical plants. Labour of Love Landscaping and Nursery, located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, specializes in perennials and bulbs that are hardy to Zone 3 (Zone 2 is tundra)...Kate Butler, the cheerful proprietor, is one of those relentlessly creative people who are full of surprises. She grows all her own plants from seed or division; she has a taste for the unusual and "oddball stuff..." she finds amusement in growing survivors that are ’not supposed to do well up here’

The Great Vermont Corn Maze

The Great Vermont Corn Maze is located on a 3rd generation dairy farm in North Danville, VT. They create an entirely new maze design every year and have added several NEW surprises as well. The Great Vermont Corn Maze is a UNIQUE Attraction and if you’ve never been, please take a moment and check out the following information. Having helped thousands of people lose themselves over a number of years, we can definitely say that the people who enjoy the maze the most are healthy ADULTS in their mid-twenty’s to early 60’s, as well as adults with young children (under 14 years old). Visitors who challenge the big maze should be able to walk for at least 1 hour. Persons with health concerns should consider visiting our smaller maze and Barnyard area. We DO NOT Recommend the maze for 90% of teenagers! (but they do enjoy Ultimate Laser Tag) unfortunately, 90% of teenagers 13 - 20 give up in less than 20 minutes and have little interest in really solving the maze.

Dairy Association Co. Inc. (Bag Balm)

It all started in 1899, after John L. Norris bought the formula for Bag Balm from its original creator in the little town of Wells River, Vermont. The salve was created to soften cow udders, and it worked extremely well. Take a tour, find out what is in the little green tin!

Cabot Cheese

If you are feeling "Cheesy" be sure to put Cabot, maker of the World’s Best Cheddar, on your list of things to see and do. Those en route to Stowe or Burlington, VT, can swing by the Cabot Annex in Waterbury, located only one mile off Rte. 89, between Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. It is a sampler’s heaven, full of Cabot products and other Vermont specialty foods, including local micro-brews and wines. Champlain Chocolate and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters share the same roof with Cabot.

Ben and Jerry’s Waterbury Factory Tours

Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains the ice cream factory sits on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range heading North from the town of Waterbury. The guided factory tours are fun and educational for all ages. They over their guests the opportunity to learn about the production process and how the Company’s 3 part-mission statement is incorporated into day-to-day business decisions. During the summer months you’ll find outdoor activities, cows in the pasture, their Flavor Graveyard and plenty of space for picnicking. They views are spectacular year round!

Rock of Ages

Visit a granite quarry nearly 600 feet deep, watch their artisans at the factory as they cut, sculpt and polish, view their video, explore their exhibits, browse the gift shop, bowl on their outdoor granite lane and make your own stone gift at their sandblast activity center. Affordable Fun in the heart of Vermont. Rock of Ages and the Barre granite industry are known the world over for the durability and beauty of Barre granite and the quality of theirr craftsmanship. In the last quarter of the 19th Century, thousands of immigrants came to Barre in search of new opportunities in Barre’s bustling granite quarries and manufacturing sheds (factories).

Franconia Notch State Park and Tramway

The Cannon Mountain aerial tramway at Franconia Notch State Park is New Hampshire’s most spectacular ride. In addition to riding the tram, there is much more to do nearby. Visitors can experience the natural wonder of the Flume Gorge, swim at Echo Lake, net a trout at Profile Lake, ride a bike, watch for hawks and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, visit the New England Ski Museum and hike on the Appalachian Trail. Spend the day and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park.

The Kancamagus Scenic Byway

The Kancamagus Scenic Byway follows a beautiful path through New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Visitors know it as one of the world’s most spectacular fall-foliage trips, but a stunning spectrum of color underscores the region’s natural beauty year round. The road meanders through vast forests, old logging roads, and Indian hunting paths. An abundance of history and recreation lies here, so take the time to pull off the road and explore all that the byway offers.

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT)

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) will be a year-round multi-use recreation path/trail. The LVRT will be located on the premises and right-of-way of the original St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Rail Road Company established June 30, 1916 and most recently managed as the Lamoille Valley Rail Road Company (LVRR). The trail will be 92 miles in length and traverses an east west route from St. Johnsbury to Swanton.

White Mountains - NH

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

 When you ride on the world’s first mountain-climbing Cog Railway train, you’re in for a treat. Your train will carry you above the clouds to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast, where all of New England spreads out before you. You’ll marvel at the spectacular views from your coach window as your train climbs the steepest railroad tracks in North America. It’s an exciting and unforgettable experience for the whole family. Choose Your Train: Steam or Biodiesel Whether you choose the historic charm of our old steam locomotives or the eco-friendly efficiency of our new biodiesels, the Cog Railway is one of the world’s great railway adventures. The track runs up a three mile-long trestle with a maximum gradient of over 37%, making it the second-steepest mountain climbing train in the world and the only one entirely built on a trestle.

Mt. Washington Auto Road

You’ve seen the bumper stickers. Now, discover what all the fuss is about. Many years ago, the trip up Mt. Washington was made in horse drawn wagons called “stages.” The name remains, but the stages are now vans, and your ride will be complete with stories, anecdotes, legends and history delivered by one of our accomplished drivers. Learn about the unique names and places along the Auto Road and get the inside information on how they came to pass. Guided tours are available from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, weather permitting and take approximately 1 1/2 hours round trip, including 1/2 hour on the summit. Tours leave from the Stage Office at the Auto Road Lodge. Stages run on a first come, first served basis and reservations are not accepted. We make every effort to provide our guests with a tour as soon as possible. Departures are usually within 30 minutes of purchasing your tickets, however, on very busy days you can expect the wait to be longer. Mornings tend to be less busy. By purchasing your tickets for a trip leaving before 9:30 am, you will be treated to an hour on the summit and reduce the likelihood of waiting beyond 30 minutes for a tour to depart.