Newark Pond Natural Area
From 1-91, take exit 23 to Lyndonville onto Route 5 north. Travel 9.5 miles to West Burke, then turn right onto Route 5A. Go 3.5 miles and turn right onto Newark Pond Road. Proceed 2.3 miles to the Conservancy sign and trailhead on the right. At just over 2 miles, the first yellow Conservancy boundary signs can be seen on the east side of the road. The “pull off” is just before a tiny lily pond on the right side of the road. The land on the other side of the road does not belong to the Conservancy; please refrain from parking there.
A 1-mile Conservancy nature trail loops through the forest to the shoreline, with views of nearby Connor Island. Boats can be launched from the fishing access.
The Newark Pond Natural Area includes a small island with nesting state threatened common loons and 2,410 feet of wild and protected shoreline. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies monitors loon activity on the pond. Common loons can be seen from the Conservancy’s trail along the shore of Newark Pond. Please stay at least 200 feet from loon nests May 15 to August 15.
Visit The Nature Conservancy in Vermont online for more information or contact Lynn McNamara, Critical Lands Manager for Northern VT:
The Nature Conservancy: Montpelier Office
575 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
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