Island Pond, Vermont
If you love the
outdoors, then the you will also love swimming here in the
Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. With it's many lakes, ponds rivers
and streams, one will find a nice sandy beach or local hidden
swimming hole that not many have heard or read about.
Enjoy our lush green rolling hills and mountains while enjoying
a day at the beach. Take in our clean air and water as you rest
and enjoy a visit to one of our many beaches we have to offer,
or even after a hot day at work enjoy a relaxing day here in the
In Island Pond, VT. you will find:
Brighton State Park, its beach located on spring fed Lake Island
Pond offers a nice sandy beach with a picnic area, bathhouse,
and boat rentals.
Nearby and downtown, you will find the Island Pond Town Beach
which also offers a nice sandy beach and picnic area. Here you
are also within walking distance to area restaurants and local
ice cream shops and more. One may even stay awhile at one of
their local inn's, or hotels and take in one of the local hikes,
go moose watching, cycle the area local back roads or enjoy a
day of fishing.
In Morgan, VT. you will find:
Lake Seymour, which has a shoreline beach with free
parking at the north end of the lake. Clean and beautiful this
lake is surrounded by hills and mountains. A lake favorite of
fishermen it offers excellent trout and landlocked salmon.
Lining the shore you will also find lodging, antiques and
In Barton VT. you will find:
Crystal Lake State Park which offers a mile of sandy shoreline
with a marked swimming area, picnic tables, bathhouse, boating,
In Guildhall, VT. you will find:
Maidstone State Park, which offers the most remote of Vermont's
State Parks and still retains much of the wilderness character
associated with the Northeast Kingdom. With two swimming
beaches, picnic shelter, bathhouse, rest rooms, boat rentals,
and excellent trout fishing.
In Westmore, VT. you will find:
Lake Willoughby - Willoughby State Forest, Nestled between Mt.
Pisgah and Mt. Hor, Lake Willoughby is considered by many to be
the most beautiful lake in Vermont, it offers public beaches at
the north and south ends with restrooms, excellent boating and
fishing, quaint shops, lodgings and restaurants lining the
shore. At a depth of 312' it is a favorite of divers.
In West Barnet, VT you will find:
Harvey's Lake, with nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a
marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables, bathhouse, and
vending machine refreshments.
Last but not least......
Our "Swimming Holes"
We would list them here, but we enjoy them so much that we like
to keep them a secret, but if you are in our area just ask one
of our local residents and just maybe they will let you know the
location of their favorite hole, but than again maybe they will
just keep it to themselves.