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Address: Wilmington, VT
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming

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Beautiful Picnic Spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Amanda K
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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Newport
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19 reviews 19 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Plenty of put-ins, right outside of town (on the road just south of the turnoff to Mt Snow). The lake is really pristine, with only a few houses visible. We were concerned about the currents when we heard about the 1500 cubic ft/secind release of water by the power compant at the dam... but not to worry... in the spring,... More 

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Southern Vermont
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Harriman Reservoir is stunning. It's enormous size is hidden behind each turn the reservoir takes. Best swimming ever. Rent a canoe, motor boat, wave runner and explore the shoreline. It's my fav. See you next summer.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Sunsets and storms were magnificent to view. Rocky beaches easily accessed. I took my camera there at different times of the day as the reflection of light off the lake constantly changed the view.

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Wilmington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This huge reservoir is a hidden gem in the Green Mountains. With no houses or docks on the water and plenty of coves to explore, it has that pristine feel that refreshes and revitalizes in the heat of summer. With only 5 public access points, it's easy to find your private spot. However, the end of summer draw down (for... More 

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