Kayaking: Harriman Reservoir #8

I'll admit Harriman Reservoir in Vermont has become my default place to kayak.

The good:

  • The lake is a great size. It takes me all day to do the perimeter.
  • Bald eagles.
  • The water is clear and great for swimming.
  • Mostly undeveloped coast.
  • Parking at either of the boat launches I use is free. I think there are some parks I could be using, too.
  • It's a pretty quiet lake, considering all of that. I've almost had it to myself, some days.

The bad:

  • The drive takes about 1.5 hours.

This time I just did a loop around the top part of the lake. I had lunch (a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) on a little island that I had to myself.

The water level in the reservoir seems to be at a peak. It has been a long time since the level was down to the point that is illustrated in the Google map data, which is where it was the first few times I paddled there. To me that just means that the lake is bigger, and there are fewer places to stop for picnicking.


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Time from Start (minutes)

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