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Brrrrrrreautiful and serene

Lake Willoughby may be a cold lake, but it one of the most beautiful places around. I've been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie J
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Lyndonville, Vermont, United States
Nice view around the lake, fall colors were great.

The drive around the lake was nice, the roads were good, there was plenty to see and some nice... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Sid06096
,
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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A scenic lake in Vermont that is called "America's Lucerne."
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nude beach” (8 reviews)
“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
“mount pisgah” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
East Burke, VT 05860
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Willoughby may be a cold lake, but it one of the most beautiful places around. I've been swimming here since I was a little kid. It is great for people with kids as it is shallow for quite a ways out and then it...More

Thank Stephanie J
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The drive around the lake was nice, the roads were good, there was plenty to see and some nice scenic overlooks.

Thank Sid06096
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We drove for hours to get here, and it was so worth it. "Beautiful" isn't an accurate description! It was very, very windy and cold, but some of my kids braved it and stepped into the lake. The stones in the lake were amazing through...More

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed drive along lake. Beautiful with cliffs along 1 side. Beaches north and south ends. Suggest taking hwy 5 and 5a coming from south than west back to interstate on north end.

Thank Mountainman827
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Easy parking.... people friendly, beautiful scenic views, nice hiking trails, not really any fish to be concerned about, if afraid of fish(hint, hint: which I am), can go out pretty far without water going over head, not too cold on nice days, and fun to...More

Thank Benjamin B
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Have seen it from many angles and love each one! Driving along, sitting at the beach or from Mount Pisgah. Magical!

Thank BougieBFoodie
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

You might catch a glance of Willoughby gap from the top of Burke Mountain or from afar but until you arrive there, you won't capture it's magnificence. Driving the winding road along the lake takes concentration and focus. It will be a challenge to stop...More

Thank mcemallon
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We love coming back to Willoughby each year! The weather is sometimes crazy (August is best if you want warm weather and warm water) but we just pack appropriately and enjoy whatever comes. The lake is a little over-fished but it's still fun to try....More

Thank Kgirl00
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

An incredibly breath-taking lake. We stopped at a lovely B & B to check out the rooms and the view. The wind off the lake made the air feel cool even on a hot August day. Loads of families were in the surrounding cabins and...More

Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited Lake Willoughby to attend a wedding and were astounded at the beauty of the lake. The description of "fjord-like" was very accurate. The air was clean and a welcome change from the heat and humidty of the south. The water was cold and...More

Thank Sara G
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minnieme1
5 February 2018|
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Response from mcemallon | Reviewed this property |
There are several options: Willouhvale Inn offers lake front cottages as well as rooms in the inn. Lovely place overlooking lake, with dining room and bar. There are some vintage cabins at Bill and Billie’s, on the... More
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Jenny D
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beach on the north side
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