The Island Pond area is uniquely situated within Vermont's Northeast Kingdom with beautiful waterways both in and near the community and flanked on all sides by forested areas, mountains and rolling farmlands. The community is a recreational mecca for residents and visitors alike. There is ample hiking, cycling, paddling, horse riding, ATV riding, and swimming in the summer months and, in the winter, Island Pond is known as the snowmobiling capital of Vermont. The community sits just to the west (10 min.) of the Silvio O Conte National Wildlife Refuge and to the north (20 minutes) of Kingdom Trails and QBurke Mountain resort which feature some great mountain biking in the spring, summer and fall and both Nordic and alpine skiing in the winter.

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Bluff Mountain is located right here in Island Pond.  The Trailhead and parking are on the left side of Mountain Street in Island Pond about 1/2 mile beyond the end of the pavement. The trail features views of the Nulhegan Basin and surrounding…

Situated just south of the Canadian border in the town of Norton, Brousseau Mountain (elevation 2723 feet) is a rugged little peak. A short, but scenic trail provides a pleasant hike to the summit where spectacular views can be had from the top of…

Just to the East of Island Pond – New England’s longest waterway, the Connecticut River, provides over four hundred miles of canoe and kayak exploration. With its consistently navigable waters, few portages or difficult rapids, and a rich and…

The Gore Mountain trail elevation and length is 1972 feet, 3.8 miles. The Trailhead and parking are on Route 114 near the North end of Norton Pond in Norton. Located in the unorganized town of Avery’s Gore, Gore Mountain forms the northern…

Island Pond Lake is just over 600 acres and features a five-mile forested shoreline that is dotted with lakeside cottages and year-round homes. The village of Island Pond occupies the northwest shore, The large lake allows for motorboats, making…

Just a short drive from Island Pond, Maidstone State Forest has three main trails which run through lush woods and along the lake shores. All travel through smooth terrain and take less than one hour to walk. The Loon Trail is approximately 1/2 mile…

Maidstone Lake was created when glacial ice carved out a deep basin in a preexisting valley. When the last glaciers melted 12,000 years ago, a deep, clear, cold lake was formed. The lake offers good lake trout and salmon fishing and has had some…

The selection of maple products and offerings on display and available for purchase at the Island Pond Welcome Center come directly from Maple Meadows.

In the Town of Lemington, a short distance from Island Pond, Monadnock Mountain rises steeply above the Connecticut River and provides a unique view of the North Country from its summit fire tower. This rugged trail begins moderately through a small…

The Mostly Moose cycling route is a 67 mile loop that starts and returns to Island Pond. Moose. And trees. Not much else including’ traffic, ‘cept scen’ry. The folks who designed this tour saw four moose without hardly looking when…

The mission of the Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society is to foster the stewardship and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife and natural habitats. NEK Audubon is a Vermont chapter of the National Audubon Society.  All of the events offered by the NEK…

The NEKET system is an ongoing project of the Vermont Horse Council (VHC) in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). VHC’s NEKET Committee manages the trails located on the Kingdom Heritage Lands including the Victory…

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine and it runs directly through Island Pond along the Clyde River. NFCT offers maps, books, and web-based tools to help you connect to our…

The Northwoods Stewardship Center offers a wide variety of general interest community programs. Each month programs may include: natural history lectures, woodworking courses, guided ski or canoe trips, musicians, storytellers, land stewardship and…

The Nulhegan Basin Division is located in the most remote part of Vermont in the towns of Brunswick, Ferdinand, Bloomfield, and Lewis. The division headquarters and visitor contact station is located in Brunswick (about 10 miles east of Island Pond)…

The Clyde River originates in Spectacle Pond, which is located in Brighton. It flows from there through Island Pond from the north end of Island Pond to the west. It proceeds towards Charleston, in a northwesterly direction and falls into Lake…

VASA is the statewide association of local ATV clubs, authorized by, and in partnership with, the State of Vermont to develop and manage ATV trails in Vermont. VASA is dedicated to developing, promoting and conserving responsible family-based ATV…

Imagine a magical highway that suddenly appears every winter. One that goes through back country and snow-covered mountains, secluded valleys and friendly villages. That delivers eye-popping vista–and conveniently stops right at the door of your inn…