Island Pond

Island Pond, VT

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Island Pond is a smaller lake nestled in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, about 16 miles from the Canadian border. Named after the 20-acre island in the middle of the lake, Island Pond was the first international railroad junction in America, a stop that helped connect Portland, Maine, and Montreal. The village once boasted 13 railroad tracks and it was alive with lumberjacks and railroad workers. Now it draws outdoor enthusiasts who find fine fishing and hunting nearby and pampering at the excellent inns and bed and breakfasts in town.