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Lake Willoughby

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Lovely Lake

Lake Willoughby has a nice sandy beach at one end a more secluded rocky beach at the other end... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Beautiful lake

Gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the small sandy beach. Very chill low key... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
mj n
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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A scenic lake in Vermont that is called "America's Lucerne."
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
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“south end” (9 reviews)
“nude beach” (7 reviews)
East Burke, VT 05860
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lake Willoughby has a nice sandy beach at one end a more secluded rocky beach at the other end. Water is COLD but lovely on a hot Vermont day Fun relaxing day

1  Thank JBrownVA
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

Thank mj n
Reviewed 26 March 2017

... 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.

2  Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

Thank AnneKing446
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!

Thank oliviaone
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.

Thank seeingallthesights
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.

1  Thank amandabickford
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

Thank leensrevoir
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.

Thank Mo7645
Reviewed 6 October 2016

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

Thank Alison H
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Jenny D
13 July 2017|
Response from JBrownVA | Reviewed this property |
beach on the north side
27 June 2017|
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Response from JBrownVA | Reviewed this property |
yes on the south side oposit side of the lake from the sandy beach area