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Fishing, Swimming & Paddling


With over 50 lakes, ponds and brooks in the Burke Area, you won't run out of good fishing holes around here. One of the most popular lakes to fish is Lake Willoughby. This glacial carved lake goes to depths of over 300 feet and stays crisp and clean year round. Anglers have been know to reel in some of the biggest fresh water fish caught in the US! Popular for ice fishing, but watch your step as there are only certain parts of the lake that are safe in the winter.


In the summer, Vermont offers a FREE fishing day in June. This free day is perfect if you just want to try fishing for the day and not have to buy a fishing license. Check with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for the exact date and more information on fishing in Vermont.



Vermont's scenery is the picture perfect backdrop for you kayak or canoe adventure. The Northeast Kingdom is famous for beautiful glacial lakes and pristine waterways. Clyde River Recreation offers canoe and kayak rentals as well as all-inclusive paddle trips. You'll find them in West Charleston along the lazy Clyde River. They also offer drop-off service to surrounding camps, ponds, lakes and rivers. “LET”S GO KAYAKING”




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Sport Thoma

Full service bike and ski shop including ski and bike sales, repairs and rentals. Sport Thoma embodies what a local businesses should look like with customer care, giving back to their community, and service oriented.

439 Route 114, East Burke, VT 05832 
802-626-3215 |

Clyde River Recreation

Clyde River Recreation is nestled on the Clyde River just south of Pensioner Pond, in West Charleston, Vermont. Only 20 minutes from Newport, Island Pond, and Willoughby. We offer for rent Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards. Rentals are flexible to your needs, running hourly, half day, daily, or weekly. Most popular is an all inclusive 3 hour paddle trip. Great for the whole family. Large groups, fishing and pets welcome. OPEN Daily along the Clyde River in West Charleston.

2314 VT Route 105, West Charleston, VT 05872 
802-895-4333 |

Village Sport Shop

Sporting goods, clothing, and gear for 4 seasons of recreation. Bikes, kayaks, skis, equipment, rentals, and more. Visit them in downtown Lyndonville or at the Trailside Shop on Darling Hill Road across from the Wildflower Inn and on Kingdom Trails.

511 Broad St., Lyndonville, VT 05851 
802-626-8448 |

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