Gillett Pond - Richmond (30 acres)

Gillett Pond - Richmond (30 acres)

Richmond, Vermont 05477

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About this Location

Gillett Pond’s 30 acres, of wetlands and wooded shoreline set alongside thousands of acres of protected forest, are home to a wide range of wildlife. Quiet, careful observation can reveal signs of moose, bears, bobcats, otters, mink, beaver, foxes, ducks, geese, songbirds, raptors, frogs, turtles, salamanders, and many other species. The Pond itself contains a variety of warm water fish species, including bluegills, perch, and bass.

Scientific assessments ranging from the State’s BioFinder program to county-wide studies to the local, four-town Science to Action project consistently give the Pond high scores for the quality of its wildlife habitats and other natural resources. Naturalists use it for wildlife and habitat research, and local schools and colleges find it a valuable educational resource for class field trips.

Gillett Pond (30 acres) is a site for the Vermont LoonWatch annual survey. Birders are encouraged to volunteer as often and whenever they are able. See Join LoonWatch for details.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

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