Northeast Regional Rendezvous

2024 Northeast Rendezvous

May 3rd-5th in Arlington, Vermont

Join fellow TU members, supporters and volunteers from across the Northeast on May 3-5 at the Arlington Common in Arlington, Vermont for some great fishing, enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.

Brought to you in partnership with the Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival, this marriage of fishing-centric celebration of one of TU’s top Priority Waters in the East with the kinds of in-depth and hands-on conservation and community engagement conversations and trainings you expect from the Northeast Rendezvous makes for a fun and impactful weekend in the Green Mountains of Vermont!

Located in the foothills of the Green Mountains, where meandering rivers flow through farm fields and pastures that blend seamlessly into the dark canopy of heavily wooded slopes where mountain streams tumble over moss-covered rocks, this is the perfect location for our annual event. It’s also a great place and time of year for you to consider staying longer or making a family trip or fishing buddies escape!

TU regional rendezvous are occasions to be inspired – by the work of TU staff, lessons from volunteer leaders, and conversations with newfound friends. They are also an excellent opportunity to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you purchase a ticket here through TU, you DO NOT have to buy a ticket on the Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival site. This ticket will work in its place. You will receive updates from the Battenkill Fly Fishing Fest and TU prior to the event. 


  • Talks from TU staff, partners, and Tom Rosenbauer!
  • Hosted fishing on area waters with local TU members
  • Late night social events and hospitality – and loads of fishing and fun!
  • Participation in all seminars and workshops on Saturday and Sunday
  • A fun, fundraising dinner
  • A collaboration with the Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival
  • A hands-on conservation event Friday to help us leave Vermont a little better than we found it

* You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
**Attendees are welcome to register children and partners and encouraged to bring friends new to fishing and conservation!

For questions and additional details, email Maggie Heumann at


Accommodations for the Northeast Regional Rendezvous are provided at a range of local inns, bed and breakfast lodging, motor inns and hotels in the Arlington, Vermont area. Attendees are encouraged to book early and also consider Air BnB and nearby camping options as well! Additional lodging is readily available in the Manchester area (8 miles away) and the Benning area (17 miles away).

Arlington Area Inns & Bed and Breakfasts

The Arlington Inn & Spa (ROOM BLOCK- must ask for Trout Unlimited rate) – Arlington (0.1 miles)

Rockwell’s Retreat (ROOM BLOCK- use link provided or call) – Arlington (4 miles)

The Deming House – Arlington (0.1 miles)

West Mountain Inn – Arlington (0.9 miles)

Ira Allen House – Sunderland (3.3 miles)

Hill Farm Inn (ROOM BLOCK- use link provided) – Sunderland (3.9 miles)

Arlington Area Hotels & Motor Inns

Governor’s Rock Motel – Shaftsbury (6.5 miles)

Arcady Mountain Motor Lodge – Sunderland (2.9 miles)

Arlington Area Camping

Howell’s Camping Area – Arlington (0.9 miles)

Manchester Area

Taconic Hotel (ROOM BLOCK- use link provided or Call hotel directly 887-699-3331 to book using code BFF, mention you will be attending the Battenkill Fly Fishing Fest/TU Regional) – Manchester (8.1 miles) Mid-week Rate: $159.00, Weekend Rate: $199.00, Discounted Resort Fee: $15.00


Friday, May 3 – Hosted Fishing Day & Tours

Explore a wide range of fishing options with friendly volunteer TU hosts, or choose a DIY adventure. There are a wide range of options to choose from including the famous Battenkill, nearby larger streams like the Mettawee or Hoosic and more wild trout waters tumbling down from national forest lands than you can reasonably fish in an entire year – let alone a single weekend! Our TU Volunteers will at locations on the Battenkill & the Deerfield. Look for a survey on whether or not you are fishing in late April.

In the morning, we will have options for tours at the American Museum of Fly Fishing and at the Orvis Rod Shop.

Friday Night, May 3 – Social/Covenant of the Salmon People IF4 Screening

Following fishing, or for those who have been traveling into town all day, join us for a fun and exciting evening catching up with friends new and old over cold drinks and end the night with a screening of the IF4 Film Festival.

Friday Night Dinner is BBQ Chicken and is being catered for $17.

Dinner includes BBQ chicken, coleslaw, bakes potato and a roll.  Vegetarian option available.

Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm Seating

Location: The dinner will be in the Beer Tent on the Arlington Common property.

Saturday, May 4 – Workshops & Seminars
Saturday’s full-day session will include networking, group discussions, concentrated workshops, featured conservation presenters and opportunities for TU members and volunteers to share ideas, celebrate successes, and discuss common challenges. The Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival will have lots of events going on and we will have our TU-specific seminars at the Arlington Inn.

Saturday Night, May 4 – Dinner & Festivities
Following the day’s meetings, join your fellow TU members, volunteers and staff from for fun-filled evening and a wide range of events and opportunities from the fly fishing festival. Spend time talking shop and trading stories with people who share your passion for conservation and enjoy a fun evening.

Saturday Night Dinner- A local food truck company will serve dinner with a choice of three entrees.

Choose from their signature Philly Cheesesteaks, loaded with peppers, onions & garlic. The dinner comes with a choice of French fries or onion rings. $20; Bacon cheeseburger with lettuce & tomato, also comes with a choice of French fries or onion rings $20; or Veggie burger with lettuce & tomato. Choice of French fries or onion rings

There are two seatings: 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance guarantee seating in the dinner tent.

Sunday, May 4 – Morning Workshops & Conservation Event
Have you ever wondered why a stream needs restoration? Are you curious about the role insects play in these decisions? Join us for a special Sunday afternoon special session at the Northeastern Regional Rendezvous for a conservation tour to open your eyes and expand your understanding of stream restoration practices you can take home to your chapter. We will be planting trees and checking out a TU restoration site with TU Staffer Jacob Fetterman.