From Route 2 & 7 in Colchester, take 2A east to Colchester Village. Turn left onto East Road. Turn right onto Depot Road. Follow Depot Road, staying left until you reach the pond. The parking area is at the end of the road. NOTE: Please do not park along the road.
Colchester Pond welcomes hikers, anglers, paddlers, skaters, ice fisherman, birders, and naturalists. The Loop Trail circumnavigates the pond and provides varied terrain. There are short climbs up hills in the woods, areas where the trail is right by the water, and a section across open fields. The trail becomes steep through the woods northwest and northeast of the pond. At the northern end of the pond, there is a short spur trail that leads to the shore. It is mildly steep southwest of the pond and eventually runs through open fields. The trail is very well marked.
Please stay on designated trails out of respect for the park's wildlife and neighbors. A private road joins the loop trail southwest of the pond. This is not for public use.
Swimming: The shore is muddy and shallow, but once in, the water is fine. There is no beach.
- Parks are free and open from dawn to dusk
- The park welcomes hikers, anglers, paddlers, skaters, ice fishermen, birders, and naturalists
- Dogs on leashes only
- Not a staffed facility, enjoy at your own risk
- Carry in, Carry out
- Take only pictures and leave only footprints
- No mountain bikes
- No motor vehicles
- No discharge of firearms
- No hunting or trapping
- No open fires of glass bottles
- No motorized boats (including electric motors)
For people with special needs, call the Park District at (802) 863-5744 about special accommodations.
Visit Winooski Valley Park District online for more information or contact:
Winooski Valley Park District
Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05408
Phone: (802) 863-5744
Check for nearby geocaches to Colchester Pond.
Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.