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Worth the long drive.

We drove for hours to get here, and it was so worth it. "Beautiful" isn't an accurate description... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica G
Greenville, South Carolina
Great views

Enjoyed drive along lake. Beautiful with cliffs along 1 side. Beaches north and south ends... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Custer, South Dakota
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A scenic lake in Vermont that is called "America's Lucerne."
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“south end” (10 reviews)
“nude beach” (8 reviews)
“north beach” (6 reviews)
East Burke, VT 05860
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove for hours to get here, and it was so worth it. "Beautiful" isn't an accurate description! It was very, very windy and cold, but some of my kids braved it and stepped into the lake. The stones in the lake were amazing through...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed drive along lake. Beautiful with cliffs along 1 side. Beaches north and south ends. Suggest taking hwy 5 and 5a coming from south than west back to interstate on north end.

Thank Mountainman827
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy parking.... people friendly, beautiful scenic views, nice hiking trails, not really any fish to be concerned about, if afraid of fish(hint, hint: which I am), can go out pretty far without water going over head, not too cold on nice days, and fun to...More

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have seen it from many angles and love each one! Driving along, sitting at the beach or from Mount Pisgah. Magical!

Thank BougieBFoodie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

You might catch a glance of Willoughby gap from the top of Burke Mountain or from afar but until you arrive there, you won't capture it's magnificence. Driving the winding road along the lake takes concentration and focus. It will be a challenge to stop...More

Thank mcemallon
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We love coming back to Willoughby each year! The weather is sometimes crazy (August is best if you want warm weather and warm water) but we just pack appropriately and enjoy whatever comes. The lake is a little over-fished but it's still fun to try....More

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 17 August 2017

An incredibly breath-taking lake. We stopped at a lovely B & B to check out the rooms and the view. The wind off the lake made the air feel cool even on a hot August day. Loads of families were in the surrounding cabins and...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited Lake Willoughby to attend a wedding and were astounded at the beauty of the lake. The description of "fjord-like" was very accurate. The air was clean and a welcome change from the heat and humidty of the south. The water was cold and...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This lake has to be one of my favorite places to go. It's secluded and depending on where you are on the lake, there are not a lot of people around. The views make it better. We will definitely come back!

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Like everyone says,the scenery is spectacular. The dramatic vistas change with the lighting and the weather. If you have the pleasure of overnighting lakeside, there is nothing as haunting as the loons calling each other up and down the lake.

Thank dautko
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Jenny D
14 July 2017|
Response from JBrownVA | Reviewed this property |
beach on the north side
28 June 2017|
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Response from JBrownVA | Reviewed this property |
yes on the south side oposit side of the lake from the sandy beach area