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Address: Wilmington, VT
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming

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Best part of Wilmington!

My husband and I stopped at the Fairview boat launch to do some swimming and let our labradoodle get some energy out before trekking home to Pennsylvania. What a fantastic place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped at the Fairview boat launch to do some swimming and let our labradoodle get some energy out before trekking home to Pennsylvania. What a fantastic place! The views were great, the boat launch wasn't busy (it was a Thursday morning) and the lake was quiet and clean for all of us to enjoy a dip.... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful reservoir nestled in the middle of the Vermont mountains. The perfect spot to have a picnic, kayak or go on a scenic walk.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

such a lovely place! if you are lucky to have a boat, you can go to the inside and get some swimming. it is a must do on summer!

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Setauket, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite lake for kayaking and picnicking. With the restriction of no homes along the shoreline, it is a pristinely beautiful lake where one can enjoy nature and quintessential Vermont outdoor activities. There are a few public boat ramps for launching power boats and access points for canoes and kayaks by the public beaches as well. Beaches have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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Address: Wilmington, VT
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wilmington

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