Where We Are
When we talk about North, we're often referring to the qualities that define us at Northern Vermont University—hard work, persistence, creativity, heart, opportunity. But North is more than a set of characteristics—it's quite literally where we are.
NVU's two hilltop campuses in Lyndon and Johnson are shaped by our nearby forests and mountains; our small, supportive local towns; and all of the cultural and recreational opportunities that the region has to offer.
Whether you're living on campus in one of our residence halls or apartments or traveling to campus each day, our location will have an impact on you, shaping how you see the world and enlarging your perspective on its possibilities.
Outdoor Recreation All Year Round
Outdoor activities are around every corner, naturally. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find yourself skiing double black diamond tree runs on Burke Mountain and Smugglers’ Notch, running white water rivers, and biking some of the best networks in the US. Don’t worry if that’s not your speed—gorgeous walking and hiking trails abound.
Small Towns, Nearby Cities
Both our Johnson and Lyndon campuses are located within walking distance of the classic New England small towns of Johnson and Lyndonville.
Johnson offers a supermarket, several restaurants, a bookstore, and other small stores as well as the world-renowned Vermont Studio Center, where visiting artists and writers from around the world give regular public talks. Johnson is a short drive from the larger village of Morrisville, where students can go to the movies, the pharmacy, and visit the local health clinic.
In Lyndonville, there are grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, and other amenities of village life. Nearby, St. Johnsbury, Vermont and Littleton, New Hampshire offer movie theaters, live music and arts performances, and a wider selection of eateries.
If you’re looking for a faster pace, Burlington is within an hour and a half of our campuses. Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, has an array of cultural offerings, including live music venues, restaurants serving food from around the world, museums, galleries, and more. Located on Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondack Mountains, Burlington strikes the perfect balance between urban amenities and Vermont’s stunning natural beauty.