Experience the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

The Lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

Many of the lakes of the Northeast Kingdom are mother nature's fingerprints left by glacial movements thousands of years ago


The region's lakes are also home to an abundance and variety of fish. Small and large mouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, perch, landlocked salmon, and great northern pike are among the many species that can be found here. The vast stretches of wilderness make for a pristine environment that continues to provide to the natural ecosystem that mother nature intended.


The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is a haven for tourists spring, summer, winter and fall.


Lakes and rivers in Northeastern Vermont are unpolluted, suitable for swimming, boating and other water sports. Summer visitors enjoy the pristine lakes and natural beauty of the region every summer. Parking is free. You also might find outdoor barbecue grills for your use at our state parks. Public docks are available at many of the lakes in the region.


Loon, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey and Bald Eagle are Home to Various Lakes  in Northeastern Vermont

Many have sited the Loon on Lake Willoughby, Norton Pond, Great & Little Averill Pond, Island Pond, Lake Wallace, and most of our regional lakes where Loon are multiplying and often found to be in good numbers.


The rare Peregrine Falcon are roosting along Crystal Lake in Barton and Little Averill Pond in Canaan, VT. The Bald Eagle is routinely spotted on Norton Pond, Great & Little Averill Pond, and Lake Wallace in Canaan, VT. Osprey have been sited on Crystal Lake in Barton, VT.




Lake Memphremagog in Newport, VT


While 73% of the lake's surface area is located in Quebec, 3/4 of its watershed is in Vermont. The lake's maximum depth of 285 feet makelakememphremagog3.jpgs it the third deepest lake in Vermont. Province Island, the largest of its islands,

is located on the international boarder.


Though the name Memphremagog means great expanse of water, some claim that it is home to Memphre, a reptile-like monster. Memphre have been sighted in Lake Memphremagog as early as the 18th century, though later documented sightings are as recent as 2003.


Boat rental is available at the Newport Marina, Farrants Point, Newport, VT 05855, 802-334-5911.




Lake Willoughby in Westmore, VT

Lake Willoughby is, by far, the most strikingly beautiful glacial lake in the Northeast Kingdom. It resembles a Norwegian Fjord with its length extending between two mountain ranges. The lake is also the deepest lake in Vermont, with depths exceeding 300 feet. Waterfalls, cradled in rock formations, empty into the lake at various points from surrounding mountains. As a result, Lake Willoughby is listed as a Natural National Landmark.


The lake is also home to the Peregrine Falcon, as the cliffs of Mount Psgah and Mount Hor provide a natural habitat for the rare falcon.


The Peregrine Falcon was listed as an endangered species in the 1970's after falling victim to pesticides that filtered through the food chain to its diet of small animals, birds and insects.


Lake Willoughby holds the world's record for the largest trout ever caught through the ice. The fish weighed in at 39 pounds, (18 kg). Lake Willoughby contains rainbow trout (wild and stocked), land locked salmon, rainbow smelt, burbot, yellow perch, longnose sucker, white sucker, lake chub, common shiner and round whitefish, a native species to Vermont.


Visitors enjoy the north and south beaches of this glacial lake. Parking is free and available at both ends of Lake Willoughby.


Source: Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Willoughby




Seymour Lake in Morgan, VT

Seymour Lake is located in the town of Morgan in Orleans County, Vermont. The lake was named for Israel Seymour, one of the original grantees. Natives called it Namagonic "salmon trout spearing place".


It is the second largest natural lake in Vermont. It is one of only two deep, cold, and oligotrophic lakes in the Clyde River system.


The freshwater lake covers 1,732 acres (7.01 km2) and is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide; its maximum depth is 167 feet (51 m). It is shaped like a giant number "7". The lake is fed by two primary streams, an outlet from Mud Pond and Sucker Brook. The lake drains into Echo Pond, which empties into the Clyde River, Lake Memphremagog and, eventually, Canada's St. Lawrence River.


During the summer, natives and tourists enjoy the lakes clean water for swimming, boating and fishing. During the winter months, Seymore Lake is home to many ice fishing huts that provide shelter for ice fisherman who enjoy the lakes natural abundance of fresh water trout, bass and salmon.


Source: Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Seymour_(Vermont)




Island Pond in Island Pond, VT


Island Pond located in Island Pond, VT is a lake that, in reference to its name, has an island in its center, 22 acres in size.


The lake is home to loon and an abundance of trout, perch and fresh water bass. During the winter months, snowmobilers enjoy safe passage across the lake for most of the winter season.


Nestled amid mountains in a remote area of Vermont, the lake offers sandy beaches, open barbecue grills and a public dock. Boat rental is available at Lake side Camping and Brighton State Park. Free parking is available.




Great Averill Pond and Little Averill Pond in Canaan, VT


For great fishing and a remote setting, visit Great Averill Pond and Little Averill Pond located near the border to Quebec in Canaan, VT.  The area is sparsely populated and rich in wildlife, including deer, moose, bear and bobcat.


Both lakes are home to trophy lake trout, brook trout, and rainbow smelt ... these ponds offer superb back-country fishing.


View of Jackson's Lodge in Canaan, VTLoon, once an endangered species, are often found enjoying the waters of both natural lakes.  Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Peregrine Falcon are routinely spotted on these lakes. ...More


Lake Wallace in Canaan, VT

Remote and as far north as you'll go in Vermont and remain in the United States, Lake Wallace (also known as Wallace Pond) is an international lake with the majority of its surface water in Quebec.  Crossing the border into Quebec is prohibited, unless permitted by the Border Patrol.  During Independence Day festivities (Canada - July 1 / USA - July 4), for these four days enjoy both sides of the lake dueling for the best fireworks!


The area is pristine and rich in wildlife.  On the lake visitors are likely to hear the enchanting call of the Loon.  Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Great Blue Heron are routinely sighted on Lake Wallace.


Lake Wallace is also renowned for its fresh water fishery.  Trophy brown trout, smallmouth bass, and chain pickerel, as well as perch are in abundance.  Also, lots of crayfish along the shores for the kids to catch.


The spring smallmouth bass catch-and-release fishing season on Lake Wallace is a favorite native pastime.  It’s the start of the warmer season's outdoor activities on this peaceful and natural habitat in Canaan, VT. ...More


Norton Pond in Norton, VT

Norton Pond, a lake just south of the Canadian border seven miles west of  Canaan, VT, is a recommended destination for birders, paddlers, and boaters looking for a truly wilderness lake experience.


Large tracts of shoreline, bays, and coves are uninhabited where deer, moose, and bear can be spotted feeding & wondering the shoreline.  Bald Eagles, Osprey, and nesting Common Loon are routinely spotted on Norton Pond.


Norton Pond is renowned as one of Vermont’s premier trophy northern pike fishery.  Largemouth bass also abound among its countless wetlands..




Our Lakes

Visit the links below for maps and information regarding the many lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.



Beaver Pond in Holland, VT Brownington Pond in Brownington, VT Caspian Lake in Greensboro, VT Clyde Pond in Derby, VT Crystal Lake in Barton, VT Center Pond in Newark, VT Echo Lake in Charleston, VT Elwell Pond in Peacham, VT Holland Pond in Holland, VT Great Averill Pond in Canaan, VT Goslant Pond in Peacham, VT Hartwell Pond in Albany, VT Lake Parker in West Glover, VT Lake Memphremagog in Newport, VT Joe's Pond in Danville, VT Job's Pond in Newark, VT Island Pond in Island Pond, VT Little Averill Pond in Norton, VT Lake Willoughby in Westmore, VT Lake Wallace in Canaan, VT Lake Seymour in Morgan, VT Lake Salem in Derby, VT Shadow Lake in Glover, VT Pensioner Pond in Charleston, VT Norton Pond in Norton, VT Long Pond in Westmore, VT
Lakefront Lodging on Crystal Lake on Island Pond

Essex House & Tavern

on Lake Seymour

Seymour Lake Lodge

on Lake Wallace

Jackson's Lodge

on Lake Willoughby

Carol Ann's Rentals

Hilltop Cottages

Vermont Cottage and Beach

Lodging At & Near Jay Peak

A Place in Time B&B

The Derby Line Village Inn

Great Northern Land Company

Jay Village Inn

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Clyde River Recreation, West Charleston, VT, Kayaks

Lakeside Camping, Island Pond,VT, Motor Boats and Kayaks

Newport Marina, On Lake Memphremagog -  Motor Boat and Pontoon Boats , Newport, VT

Point Comfort Cottages - On Joe's Pond Motor Boats, Canoes,

The Great Outdoors, Newport, VT, Kayaks

Village Sport Shop, Lyndonville, VT, Kayaks





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