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Lake Willoughby

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Address: East Burke, VT 05860
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A scenic lake in Vermont that is called "America's Lucerne."

A scenic lake in Vermont that is called "America's Lucerne."

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Beautiful lake

Gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the small sandy beach. Very chill low key vibe at the beach. Clothing optional section is not intrusive or overt. Dogs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the small sandy beach. Very chill low key vibe at the beach. Clothing optional section is not intrusive or overt. Dogs, kids and teenagers all having a great time. Boat launch at one end of the beach. Easy place to kayak from.

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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317 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... cannot be a better tour of the North East Kingdom (NEK) that includes Lake Willoughby after Brownington on the way to Saint Johnsburry. We return north via Peachem then Currier General Store in Glover, Parker Pie for a wrap up to a wonderful tour.

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Portland, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Most beautiful lake and mountains. Water is crystal clear and refreshing. Some of the beaches are pet friendly.

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Newark, Vermont
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Even if you have time only for a drive-by, you must go! Lake Willoughby is absolutely beautiful! There is a small general store for snacks, etc. Don't forget your camera!

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Thank oliviaone
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Always a great time to visit the lake, whether it's for an afternoon swim on a hot summer day, or for a photo shoot at sunset the area does not disappoint.

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Thank seeingallthesights
Manchester, Vermont
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9 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A great place to visit swim and hike. Stay at the local inn, and hike one of several mountains around the lake. The lake is colder than most lakes because it is very deep.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a beautiful place. We will definitely return in the summer. So many activities. The view was amazing.

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Thank leensrevoir
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Foliage was out of this world, the lake was so peaceful. Sat by the lakeshore with a bottle of wine to watch the sunset. Pretty much perfection.

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Thank Mo7645
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Gorgeous, rustic remote area of Northeast Kingdom. Lots of outdoor activities. Beautiful scenic lake surrounded by mountains.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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239 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Clear water, easy free kayak accessibility at sandy areas at both ends and at a boat launch mid way .. Great (moderate) hiking with Mount Pisgah on one side and Mount Hor on the other - Pisgah steeper and more dramatic, Hor a bit shorter and still worthy views from 3 lookouts.

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