Highgate (pop. 3,268) is located in Franklin County
; it borders Canada and Lake Champlain
Chartered on August 17, 1763, Highgate was originally settled by Hessian troops who believed they were putting down roots in Canada. It is said there are just two other Highgates, both known to be named after a London suburb: Ontario, Canada and St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica. John Godrey Saxe was born here; in addition to his notable contributions to public life, Saxe's poetry is included in American verse anthologies, and his story "Four Blind Men and an Elephant," is a successful children's picture books.
An annual August attraction is the Franklin County Field Days, which features classic county fair activities and exhibits.
Nearby points of interest include the first church built in Vermont, and a section of the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.
Transportation Franklin County State Airport |
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05/26 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Hebron Fair Hebron NH July27 Over 100 craftsmen, pony rides, children's games, rummage, lunch with homemade baked bread, silent auction, on the picturesque Hebron Common.
Franklin County Fair Malone NY August3-11 This annual county fair, taking place in late summer, schedules events such as: Rooster Crowing Contest, Truck & Tractor Pull, Horse Show, Clothing Revue Grandstand, 4-H Goat Showmanship/4-H Goat Costume Driving Class.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows Waitsfield VT July2-August11 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows are a chance for equestrians to spend July and August where the summer is its most beautiful of Vermont's Green Mountains.