District 7850 is one of the few international Rotary districts. District 7850 extends from northern Vermont, USA, and Northern New Hampshire, USA to the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. In addition we are a bilingual district with both English and French speaking clubs. We celebrate this piece of our cultural diversity.
District 7850 now includes forty (42) clubs with twenty-five clubs in Vermont, eleven in New Hampshire; four in Quebec; and one that spans the USA-Canada border, Rotary International’s first international club. One club spans the Vermont-New Hampshire border, along the Connecticut, New England’s longest river.
Our district is best known for its bright fall colors of red, yellow, orange and gold; excellent skiing in the winter; many dairy farms; and many scenic sites to keep you busy taking pictures. You will find scenery that will take your breath away. We are fortunate to live in a region that includes portions of the Appalachian Mountain chain including the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Green Mountains in Vermont. Major mountains are Mount Washington in New Hampshire, Mount Mansfield and Killington in Vermont and Mount Megantic in Quebec.
There are several colleges including University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, and Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Visitors are encouraged to visit nearby Montreal, Canada, sometimes included as part of the RFE and Boston, Massachusetts, the probable inbound airport site.
Many of our towns, villages and cities are nestled in the many river valleys found in our region. We are fortunate to have many rivers and lakes, including Lake Champlain, Lake Winnipesaukee and Lac Memphrémagog.
Hiking, biking, antiquing, county, provincial and crafts fairs, and historic sites attract many tourists from late spring to late fall. Winter events include skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and more. All regions produce maple syrup, and we debate which region makes the best syrup. The area is noted for producing fine granite and marble too.
No matter what the season our average daily temperatures can fluctuate, in the fall we can have very cool nights and very warm days. In winter we can have moderately cold to sub-zero weather. It is always wise to bring layers of clothing to help you adapt to the range of temperatures you may experience.
We are noted for having friendly and welcoming communities. Our goal for each friendship exchange is for you to spend time in Vermont, New Hampshire and Quebec. Come and enjoy our part of the world!