Some Area Info: Burke was chartered in 1782, and was named after Sir Edmund Burke, a member of the English Parliament. The town contains the villages of East Burke, West Burke and Burke Hollow and covers 34 square miles with approximately 1,753 in population. The highest point in town is the top of Burke Mountain, a stand alone mountain that is 3271 feet above sea level. The Passumpsic River runs through the town. Located in Caledonia county, the town has grown in past few years due to the development of the Burke Ski Resort.
Attractions and Recreation: Burke Mountain Resort cut the ribbon on September 8, 2016 for the opening of its new Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center which offers rooms for weddings, conferences and many other events as well as for downhill and cross country skiers, mountain bikers, hikers and foliage seekers. Visit the Burke Resort website at http://skiburke.com.
The Kingdom Trails Association network of biking, hiking and cross country ski trails that are located on private land, maintained by a group of volunteers, is one of the most extensive trail systems available to the public in the Northeast Kingdom. See the Kingdom Trails website at http://kingdomtrails.org/
Some excellent places to eat in East Burke are Mike's Tiki Bar, Tamarack Pub & Grill and the new Foggy Goggle Osteria which features great Italian food.
Enjoy some of the best the Northeast Kingdom has to offer: Camping, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, biking, shopping, walking, golfing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing or just plan relaxing and enjoying the four seasons.
K-8: Burke Town School
High School: Burke Mountain Academy
Town of Burke Websites: www.burkevermont.com or http://www.burkevermont.org