Harvey's Lake

West Barnet, VT 05821

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Harvey's Lake is a spectacular hideaway, known to be a fisherman's paradise, hosting over 350 surface acres with crystal clear depths exceeding 145 feet. Catch the mate to the 17 lb. 34 inch lake trout that didn't get away. While you boat, swim or fish in the peaceful waters, consider this: a young summer camper got his aquatic feet wet here - none other than Jacques Cousteau.

There is nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables, bathhouse, and vending machine refreshments.

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, located in northeastern Vermont, has long embraced the ideals that comprise National Geographic's geotourism programs. Geotourism, as defined by the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations is "tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place. It's a destination where you can have an authentic travel experience without harming the place." Jonathan Tourtellot, director of the Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations, describes the NEK as "the real Vermont...This is rural America at its most nostalgic, enlivened by a vibrant cultural arts community and the wonderful Vermont scenery. There are scenic back roads to drive, quaint little towns to explore, wonderful hiking in the summer and great skiing in the winter." To ensure the development of a geotourism program that is true to the Kingdom, a Geotourism Alliance was established to help steward the formation of this program. Today, this Alliance is comprised of over 20 member organizations who provide input and support as the Northeast Kingdom Geotourism Program evolves.