to the official Island Pond Chamber of Commerce website.
Pond, located in the Town of Brighton, is known to be a beautiful and
quiet Northeast Kingdom town. Perhaps one of Vermont's best kept
secrets, Island Pond's natural beauty consists of pristine Island Pond
Lake, the historical district and Bluff Mountain. Together they provide
many recreational activities throughout the year.
of trails and wide open spaces, Island Pond has become the Snowmobile
Capital of Vermont. Tourists can also enjoy other outdoor activities
including fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing,
horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, and scenic lake
cruises. In the fall, the foliage offers spectacular scenery for
outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter, there are snowmobile races on
Island Pond Lake. One of the town's major annual events is the Fourth
of July celebration featuring a parade, music in the park, arts and
crafts, vendors, games, fireworks and more. Friday Night Live every
Friday night June through August.
Island Pond is famous internationally for being one of the first
international railroad junctions in the United States, and our
often-photographed railroad station. The town
experienced economic growth in 1853 when the St. Lawrence and Atlantic
Railroad (the first international railroad), included Brighton as the
stop between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada.
We Also have a fine school, library, and a wonderful lake side park.
Island Pond Chamber of Commerce meeting is the second Tuesday
of the month at 6PM at The Welcome Center.
If you have anything that you would like to have placed on the agenda,
please contact Stephanie at 723-5986 or Sue at 723-9915.