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Address: Wilmington, VT
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming

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What a Huge Beautiful Lake to Kayak, Hike, or Picnic

Lake Whitingham or also known as Harriman Reservoir is a little over an hour from our house but we never knew it was there. We had a great time kayaking and picnicing. The lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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93 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Lake Whitingham or also known as Harriman Reservoir is a little over an hour from our house but we never knew it was there. We had a great time kayaking and picnicing. The lake is around 12 to 14 miles long with beaches to stop at along the way. The area we started out from had lots of parking, picnic... More 

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Suffern, New York
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We wanted to take a hike along the path but after a short way in started to get really bitten up. The picnic area is nice, right by the water and we met some nice dogs out for a swim. Maybe the weather wasn't right for a walk without long pants and bug repellent but we were disappointed.

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Harlingen, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you're from out of town, don't plug in Harriman Reservoir in the maps and just follow the directions, it will take you on a lot of back roads and get you lost and confused, just ask for directions from a local or use a real map to find a route. We spent some time walking along the water's edge... More 

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Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

(AKA Lake Whitingham). While there are lakes closer to us, the Harriman Reservoir is worth the hour or so drive for a nice outing. There are several picnic areas that are well maintained, boating/kayaking/canoeing, a Meadow Wildlife area, and hiking areas. There are some private houses abutting, but few are visible from the lake. Our focus this trip was Kayaking.... More 

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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I planned a little Vermont weekend vacation for my family and in-laws-to-be last summer. We went to the reservoir on a gorgeous day and took advantage of the picnic tables and grills. We also enjoyed swimming there. It was a nice little spot to end our weekend!

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oak ridge
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I did a winter walk from downtown starting across from the new bridge over the Deerfield River. A couple of miles walk through woods to the reservior. This is a very pleasant level (easy) walk and was scenic in the winter - snowy, lots of animal tracks, frozen river. A pleasant afternoon. Got info from new Outrood Adventure place nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very very very green! Easy to find, very well equipped and beautiful. Nice beach, bbq spots, picnic facilities.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I make Harriman Lake an essential stop on our Wilmington stays. We recently spent an entire afternoon reading fiction and watching the sunlight dance on the windblown lake. Both the sun's movement through the sky and the modulation of the breeze made an ever changing view. To add to the beauty was a perpetual motion sky, whose... More 

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Wilmington, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I took our 10 year old son or for his first time kayaking on Harriman. We launched from the Oxbow which is on Route 9 west. When we launched we stayed to the left and headed up the Deerfield river. Great calm place to learn paddle to with next to no motor boat traffic.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we rented a pontoon and cruised around the reservoir for an afternoon. It was fantastic! the water was refreshing and so clear.

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Address: Address: Wilmington, VT
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wilmington

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