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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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A great place to visit swim and hike.

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
amandabickford
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Manchester, Vermont
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Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Easton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The lake was absolutely beautiful. Crystal clear water; the water temperature was quite tolerable. My friend and I kayaked, canoed, fished and swam all week. Our down time was spent just relaxing on the shore drinking in the beauty before us. Well worth the 4.5 hour trip.

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Brandon, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We approached from the west and saw willoughby at its most dramatic. It's a lovely place. My extended family had rented there for many years twenty years ago and wanted to know how and if it had changed. I was happy to oblige as I was in the northeast kingdom. It's worth a visit. There are good places to stay... More 

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Delray Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lake Willoughby is great but it is not in East Burke. It is in Westmore, VT It is a beautiful place to paint en plein air

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great beaches, both for kids, and for adults. I personally think the nude beach is the best as far as sandy, and seclusion. But you have to mind the nudists. I see a lot of people at this nude beach that dont go nude so i love it there! Great Hiking trails as well. Tends to be a little colder... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We did a short 1 mile loop and sat on the beach for a bit. I would definitely recommend a visit for the views alone. It was beautiful.

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