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Description - Union Village Dam is a streamside environment with excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. Small day use areas offer picnicking. For a small fee, a picnic shelter may be reserved. History buffs will enjoy viewing the two nearby covered bridges. Cultural / historical sites along with the educational programs are offered. Visitors also enjoy winter sports and wildlife viewing.

Attractions - Union Village Dam is a streamside environment with excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. Small day use areas offer picnicking. For a small fee, a picnic shelter may be reserved. The dam with its surrounding marshland, forests and riverbed offer an opportunity to view the area's abundant wildlife including river otter, wood duck, hooded merganser, white-tailed deer, moose, beaver, kingfisher, heron, red-tailed hawk and ruffed grouse. History buffs will enjoy viewing the two nearby covered bridges.

Recreation - Folks visiting the Union Village Dam area enjoy viewing the cultural / historical sites along with the educational programs. This US Army Corp. of Engineer facility also provides the outdoor enthusiast an opportunity to fish, hike, hunt, picnic, view wildlife, enjoy winter sports and walk their pets on leashes.

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 north on US 5. Turn left on Vermont State Route 132.


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Contact Information:
Union Village Dam, 2 Main Street , East Thetford, VT, 05043-0098, Phone: 802-649-1606
, 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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