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Unspoiled Vermont beauty

Although Harriman's was created by damming the Deerfield River, it has the look of a natural lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
So Pretty

We were staying on Lake Raponda but decided one day to check out a different place to swim. It... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Amherst, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Harriman's was created by damming the Deerfield River, it has the look of a natural lake. Wide expanses, with a windy dramatic shoreline which snakes for miles and is almost completely undeveloped. There are public access points, with pebbly beaches for swimming and lots...More

1  Thank NatureLoverMass
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were staying on Lake Raponda but decided one day to check out a different place to swim. It isn't marked very well but after asking directions we found parking that was by a swimming area. The reservoir is so pretty as it is heavy...More

1  Thank grandmakate
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Peace and quiet are the words I would use to describe this spot. We drove here and found a small park with picnic tables, grills, and a parking area where you could launch boats and kayaks. There was a dock, families with children, and senior...More

6  Thank Kay T
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Memorial Day 60 of us went to the picnic place on the western side of the reservoir. We roasted chicken, steak, while several of us went to the beach to swim. It was heavenly, though a bit cool. The entire night was magic, as we...More

1  Thank CBatesVT
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The boat launch area have lovely picnic grounds, so wonderful for a relaxing afternoon. The lake is beautiful and very clear. There is a local boat rental just off Route 9. This is a wonderful place to spend some outdoor time.

1  Thank 401lovetotravel
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A mountain lake that provides great photo shots. It's very large and you can find a few entry points to it off of the Molly Stark Byway. It's very scenic. Must be nice swimming during the summer months. Ther were a couple of people kayaking....More

1  Thank dave2840
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Good for hanging out with the family, swimming, and hiking. There are public benches and grills available.

1  Thank Summer J
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had great day at the reservoir. Canoeing and chilling out. Grills available and clean portapotty. Just watch out for the naturalists if you don't want to see them don't go looking.

2  Thank kgh62
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We traveled all around the reservoir and found lovely parks in a variety of locations. Picnic tables, portable facilities, ramps exist so folks can come and enjoy the reservoir. Swimming is easily accessed but sand beaches only in a few spots. The scenery can't be...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

small day use park there. It is free to use, but not easy to find as there is no directional signing. It looked like a nice, quiet place and we intend to come back later in the summer to kayak on the 9 mile long...More

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Laurie L
6 June 2017|
Response from Mousercat |
Yes, motorized boats and sea doos are allowed on Harriman