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“A Must Visit”
Review of Harriman Reservoir

Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Wilmington
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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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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 power) can expose hazards, but the fishing is always good.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located about a mile south of the intersection of Rt 9 and Rt 100, Harriman Reservoir is one of the main attractions in the Deerfield Valley/Mt. Snow region. An eleven mile lake that runs from Wilmington south down to Whitingham, this reservoir is open to the public with many excellent recreational options including hiking along the Catamount Trail, swimming, boating, kayaking, picnics, facilities, free parking, boat launches, snow shoeing and so much more.

I love to kayak out along the lake and explore the many coves and small islands that can be found.

One tip of caution: This lake is a reservoir and owned by a power company that raises and lowers the water levels. Be mindful of this if you head out far onto the lake.

1  Thank Craig O
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Spent Saturday here with friends and could not have had a more perfect day. The picnic area is large so you don't feel on top of each other. There are plenty of picnic tables and grills to make your own yummy food. The water is clean, just don't go near the boat launch area and the park rangers are very helpful and informative regarding rules and regs in the water. There are changing rooms and port a pottys that were reasonably clean...not scarey. I wish I had brought my kayak and remembered to put my sunscreen on. I would recommend this as a stop for sure, I think even on a cloudy day it will be beautiful.

1  Thank mkiaorana
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Go to the southern end where the dam is, and walk across the dam, looking north. Go to the eastern side, midway, to the beach and picnic area on a wonderful overlook of the reservoir. Launch your kayak here, or at the dam. Or launch it at the northern end near Wilmington. (An historic town with wonderful places to eat, shop, and relax in local inns) There are no homes along this water. And the mountains are tall. The water clear. Your day will be fabulous.

2  Thank CBatesVT
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