North Hartland Dam

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About North Hartland Reservoir

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With more than 1,700 acres of land ranging from forests and fields to wetlands and a reservoir, North Hartland Lake has recreation opportunities for everyone! In the summer months, visitors can swim, sunbathe, and picnic in shady woods or in a shelter.

Anglers can try their luck in the annually stocked lake. A boat launch is available for sailors, and this is a popular location for canoeists to launch from and explore the beauties of nearby Quechee Gorge. For those who want to explore the beauties of nature on dry land, there is a nature trail, plus ranger-conducted programs. Winter sports such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are also popular activities at North Hartland Lake.

Stop by the Nature Center, located near the large shelter and the bathroom, for fun games and information for children.

Also, visit the Quechee Gorge Visitor Center to find out more about the history of this area and information about local businesses. The visitor’s center opened in 2005, and since this time, more than 900,000 people have visited the center. Visitors all agreed that the center was a much-needed addition to the community and we invite you to come to enjoy the building for yourself. Visitor information, both electronic and brochure format, is now available along with interpretive displays about the history of the gorge and local flora and fauna.

The Visitor Center is located on US-4 between Quechee State Park and Quechee Gorge, approximately 8 miles from Woodstock, and two miles from the intersection of I-89 and US-4. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from North Hartland Reservoir, Hartland webpage

Last updated October 8, 2023