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Lake Willoughby, East Burke
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Lake Willoughby is a lake in the town of Westmore in Orleans County in the northeast section of Vermont, United States. Willoughby is a glacial lake over deep in places, the deepest lake entirely contained in the state and second to only Lake Champlain whose deepest point reaches.The lake's southern end is surrounded by the Willoughby State Forest. This state forest includes Mount Pisgah, Mount Hor, and Bartlett Mountain.HydrologyThe lake is known for its clarity and chilly temperature. Because of its depth, it freezes later than other lakes in the Northeast Kingdom.Willoughby RiverWilloughby River is the outlet from the lake and runs north through Brownington to feed into the Barton River. Prior to the floods of 1927, the river had three dams. All were destroyed by the flood. An iron bridge that ran from Evansville to Brownington Center was destroyed and rebuilt.A dam where the Whetstone Dam had formerly stood, was rebuilt to run a sawmill, which was still in operation in 2008. The state Fish and Game Department bought the dam rights to allow rainbow trout to swim upriver.GeologyLake Willoughby is a southeast trending basin. It was created by glacial action and is over deep in places, making it the deepest lake entirely contained in the state. Lake Willoughby resembles a Norwegian fjord.
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  • Always a great time to visit the lake, whether it's for an afternoon swim on a hot summer day, or for a photo shoot at sunset the area does not disappoint. 
  • In the North of Vermont., direction Canadian border is Lake Willougby. The Lake is located between mountains and cliffs necessary or compared to the Norwegian fjords. Well that we have not really removed. The writer of this tourist directory is certainly never been in Norway. But it is a beautiful Lake and on the north side you have a large car park and a possibility to swim
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  • A great place to visit swim and hike. Stay at the local inn, and hike one of several mountains around the lake. The lake is colder than most lakes because it is very deep.