Lake Willoughby

Top choice in Northern Vermont

This stunning fjord-like lake, 30 miles north of St Johnsbury, sits sandwiched between Mt Hor and Mt Pisgah, whose cliffs plummet more than 1000ft to the glacial waters below. There's a beach at the north end for swimming.

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Nearby Northern Vermont attractions

1. Bread & Puppet Museum

7.25 MILES

Formed in New York City by German artist Peter Shumann in 1963, the renowned Bread & Puppet theater collective presents carnivalesque pageants, circuses,…

2. Old Stone House Museum

9.05 MILES

This well-preserved but little-visited museum is just one of many lovely 19th-century buildings reposing under the shade of ancient maple trees in the…

3. Hill Farmstead Brewery

13.78 MILES

The brainchild of Shaun Hill, known for his uncompromising adherence to creativity and quality, this unassuming-looking brewery down a remote dirt road –…

4. Dog Mountain

20.95 MILES

Signposted 2 miles east of St Johnsbury, this captivating spot celebrates the legacy of Vermont artist Stephen Huneck. There's an entire gallery devoted…

5. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

21.76 MILES

In 1891, when Franklin Fairbanks' collection of stuffed animals and cultural artifacts from across the globe grew too large for his home, he built the…

6. St Johnsbury Athenaeum

21.86 MILES

Home to one of America's oldest art galleries, this elegant public edifice was initially founded as a library by Horace Fairbanks in 1871. Comprising 9000…