Vermont's rivers provided energy for industry and transport for trade.
The Connecticut River
The Connecticut River forms the eastern border with New Hampshire. It was an early trade route and powered mill towns.
Lake Champlain spans the north between Vermont and New York. Trade flowed through major ports like Burlington on the lake.
Otter Creek runs through central Vermont, supplying water power for mills and manufacturing sites like Vergennes and Middlebury.
Vermont has an abundance of scenic glacial lakes nestled within the mountains and valleys.
Lake Willoughby is a deep glacial lake located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom region. It is known for its pristine beauty.
Lake Bomoseen in the western part of the state is a popular recreational lake for boating, fishing, and swimming.
Lake St. Catherine
Lake St. Catherine in southern Vermont draws visitors to enjoy its crystal clear waters and state park beach.
Vermont's water resources fueled early industry but also provide celebrated natural beauty. Protecting lakes and rivers remains a priority.