Lowell Lake State Park

Londonderry; Windham County
356 Acres

Lowell Lake State Park reflection

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General Description:

Lowell Lake State Park was established in 1977 when the State of Vermont purchased 207 acres from the estate of Arline Weiss Gardner on the southern and eastern shores of Lowell Lake. This area included the dam, cemetery, and a car-top boat launch. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this portion of the property featured the seasonal Lowell Lake Resort Hotel. With assistance from the Vermont Land Trust, the “White Property” was acquired in 1996. This area included a former summer camp with a rustic lodge and numerous lakeside cabins, two islands, and a maintenance area that is now the park headquarters. The park property encloses the majority of the lakeshore, including some state significant wetland habitat.

Unique Features:

The heavily forested setting of the lake and woods here give visitors a feeling of being in a remote and wild setting. The lake is the key feature here. Adjacent wetlands add ecological and aesthetic diversity that visitors enjoy and wildlife rely on.

Recreation Overview:

Lowell Lake is currently a day use area where popular activities include hiking, fishing, picnicking, and non-motorized boat use. The 3.5-mile long Lowell Lake Trail is one of the main features of the park. It circles Lowell Lake using a foot path and portions of snowmobile trail, multi-use path on the western side of the park and part of a town road. Trail highlights include a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, stands of large white pine trees, and scenic views of the lake and wetlands. The trail is located on relatively flat terrain and the hike is easy, with some wet sections. The trail is marked with blue paint blazes.

The public entrance and seasonal parking area is located at the end of Ice House Road at the southern end of the pond by the dam. There is space for 20 vehicles, and a few boat trailers. A portable toilet is available during the summer months.

Planning Overview:

Any questions about this unit? Please contact:

Tim Morton

Stewardship Forester
100 Mineral Street, Suite 304
Springfield, VT 05156-3168
Work Phone: 802-777-6899
Fax: 802-885-8890
tim.morton@vermont.gov

Ethan Phelps

Southeast Parks Regional Manager
100 Mineral Street, Suite 304
Springfield, VT 05156-3168                                            
Work Phone: 802-777-0388
Fax: 802-885-8890                      
ethan.phelps@vermont.gov