Haystack Pond - Wilmington (27 acres)

Haystack Pond - Wilmington (27 acres)

Green Mountain National Forest Wilmington, Vermont 05363

About this Location

Haystack Pond is a 27-acre lake that lies just below the summit of Haystack Mountain, at an elevation of 2,984 feet. The pond is surrounded by wetlands and forests and offers a view of the Deerfield Valley and Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. The pond is a reservoir for the town of Wilmington and is accessible only by a hiking trail that climbs about 1,000 feet from the trailhead. The trail is moderately challenging, but rewarding for its scenic beauty and solitude. 

Haystack Pond (27 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

Last updated October 6, 2023