National Natural Landmarks

Lake Willoughby Natural Area

Lake Willoughby Natural Area
Lake Willoughby Natural Area

Lake Willoughby, a deep, cold-water lake within Lake Willoughby Natural Area lies in a u-shaped trough cut into granite by glacial scouring. Mountains and 1,500-foot cliffs rise abruptly from the lake's east and west shores. It is the deepest lake in Vermont and one of the most significant and scenic examples of glacial erosion in the northeast.

Location: Orleans County, VT ; Orleans County, VT

Year designated: 1967

Acres: 4,666

Ownership: State

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