When considering a beach getaway, Vermont may not be the first place to come to mind. But it may come as a surprise Vermont has some of the most peaceful beaches in the country. Ironically, the reason you haven’t heard of Vermont beaches is exactly what makes them so peaceful.
Townshend State Park
Peaceful and serene, Townshend State Park in the Calvin Coolidge State Forest offers some of the most secluded and enjoyable beaching in the Northeast. Set up your lawn chairs and don’t forget to pack your beach-going gear. You could spend hours at the Townshend State Park beach, along the banks of the peaceful West River.
Jamaica State Park
Also lining the banks of the West River is Jamaica State Park. Providing great swimming for visitors, the West River is clean and pristine. Surrounded by excellent hiking for even the most novice of explorers, as a little added bonus, Jamaica State Park is also surrounded by very beautiful waterfalls.
Bomoseen State Park
Stretching out a massive 3,576 acres, Bomoseen State Forest in the Taconic Mountains sits on the western shores of the largest lake in the State of Vermont. Lake Bomoseen is a water recreationalist’s dream, permitting such summer activity as boating, SCUBA diving, camping, hunting and much more. The beach is also very well maintained and incredibly clean.
Emerald Lake State Park
Situated on the banks of Emerald Lake, named for its stunning color, Emerald State Park Beach is a vacationer’s top spot. The 20-acre Emerald Lake, is restricted to non-motorized watercraft, making ideal for swimming and paddling. The lake is also full of yellow perch, small mouth bass, northern pike and other warm-water species for some therapeutic angling.