Island Pond - Brighton (626 acres)

Island Pond - Brighton (626 acres)

102 State Park Road Island Pond, Vermont 05846

Tips for Birding

Birdwatching in Vermont, p. 112.

Island Pond Lakeside Park, at the north end of the village along the shoreline, offers a nice view of the pond.

About this Location

Bluff Mountain overlooks the lake and the island from the north.

The Clyde River flows west out of Island Pond after which the community is named. The Abenaki called this water Menanbawk (literally, "island pond"). It was renamed "Knowlton Pond" in tribute to Luke Knowlton, the surveyor who helped lay out the town in the 1780s. The river is a tributary of Lake Memphremagog and part of the St. Lawrence River basin.

Restroom, portable toilet, at Island Pond Lakeside Park.

Island Pond (626 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

  • Roadside viewing

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Birdwatching in Vermont and Wikipedia

Last updated October 18, 2023