Some Area Info: Orleans Village is a small town off I-91, exit 26, exactly half way between Quebec City in P Que, Canada and Boston, MA. Orleans is an incorporated village (with an approximate population of 860) within the Town of Barton. Over 100 years ago, the railroad was big in Orleans, as road transportation became more popular fewer trains pulled through town. Ethan Allen opened a manufacturing plant in the early 1900’s and became a large employer in this region, at one point employing over 600 people. Even though a small town, Orleans has everything you would need to live the simple life, grocery, post office, bank and restaurants. An easy 10-minute drive to Newport City, the hub of Orleans County.
Attractions and Recreation: Orleans is a popular destination in the early spring where people stop to witness the trout spawning phenomenon from Lake Memphremagog up the Willoughby Falls. If Orleans is on your bucket list, be sure to stop into the Carriage House Café & Grill for lunch, Orleans Country Club to hit the greens or take a scenic drive on some of the back country roads. Don’t forget that you are only minutes away from Willoughby Lake and Crystal Lake. Like most towns in Northern Vermont, VAST trails run through Orleans.
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-6: Orleans Elementary
High School: Lake Region Union High School
Orleans/Barton Village Website
Northeastern Vermont Development Association