Welcome to IPVT.COM
The Digital Gateway to Island Pond, Vermont
"Mecca for Vacationers, Sportsmen, Campers, & Snowmobilers"
Island Pond is situated on the shore of beautiful "Island Lake” surrounded by the Green Mountains of Vermont. It is about sixteen miles from the Canadian border and lies directly athwart the divide between the St. Lawrence and Connecticut River basins. In the center of the town lies Island Lake, nearly three miles in length itself, directly south of it and separated by only a few rods of wooded land, is another lake, almost its equal in size and beauty. To those who are seeking an "enchanted land" or summer vacations, we can offer mountains, lakes, woods, and drives which cannot be surpassed by any place, anywhere. To those who are seeking quiet, or restful seclusion, no better spot can be found.
Within the borders of Brighton (Island Pond) are eight lakes and many streams, which abound in trout, black bass, pike, pickerel, and other fish. Many a moose comes down from the surrounding hills to slake his thirst and see his mirrored beauty at their edge. Forests, which abound in deer, moose partridge, and bear, offer hunting grounds, which are unsurpassed in New England.
Island Pond has a fine Hotel, and several overnight accommodations and places serving meals. It has besides these, four restaurants. It has fine churches and a school, splendid highways, and excellent accommodations. Island Lake shores are dotted with many cottages, some of which are available to rent.
To the West lie Seymour & Echo Lakes, within 10 minutes drive, furnishing perhaps the best lake trout and salmon fishing in northern Vermont. Lake Willoughby is but fourteen miles from us. To the East is Lewis Pond and Averill Lakes, which perhaps gives one as much of the primeval forest as can be found in the state. Five miles distance is Job's Pond, another great trout fishermen’s haven.
Island Pond is the largest community in Essex County's thirteen towns. On route 105 East to the White Mountain region, West to the Lake Memphremagog district; on Route 114 West to Canada via Norton, another county town, located on the U.S. border and South to St. Johnsbury and along the Connecticut river, places us in the midst of Vermont's fall foliage color show, visited yearly by thousands during Fall vacations, one-day trips or longer periods. It is one of Nature's most beautiful displays usually between the latter part of September and October 15th.
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