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Description - At the upper end of the reservoir, the Ottauquechee River flows through sheer-faced 165 foot deep Quechee Gorge which is one of the outstanding natural spectacles in the state. An overlook area and state-managed campground are nearby. A park with small beach offers swimming, picnicking and boating at the 215-acre lake. For a nominal fee a picnic shelter can be reserved for a group event.

Attractions - North Hartland Lake is a major water resource for the community while offering a variety of recreation opportunities to the visitor. Besides the ordinary outdoor opportunities, this area is known for the beautiful Ottauquechee River which flows through a sheer-faced 165 foot deep Quechee Gorge.

Recreation - Visitors to the 215-acre North Hartland Lake area enjoy swimming, boating, cultural and historical sites, camping, educational programs, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, water sports, winter sports and wildlife viewing.

Viewing the Ottauquechee River which flows through a sheer-faced 165 foot deep Quechee Gorge, is one of the outstanding natural spectacles in Vermont. The state offers a wonderful overlook area.

For a nominal fee a picnic shelter can be reserved for a group event. Pets on leashes are permitted.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

Location - From White River Junction, Vermont, travel 5 miles south on US 5.

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Contact Information:
North Hartland Lake, P.O. Box 55 , North Hartland, VT, 05052-0055, Phone: 802-295-2855
, Mark.O.Rosenthal@usace.army.mil

Additional Information:
Central Vermont - Central Vermont is characterized by beautiful rolling green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rushing streams. Historical sites, museums, ski resorts, challenging multi-use trails, golf courses and more may be found in this picturesque New England region.
Vermont Lakes and Reservoirs - On the western side of Vermont, Samuel De Champlain paddled down the huge 435 square mile lake in 1609. Today that lake bears his name, Lake Champlain, and is known as America's "Sixth Great Lake." On the eastern side of the state, the longest river in New England creates the border. In addition, over 808 lakes and ponds and over 7,000 miles of rivers and streams grace the entire landscape.


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