There is a lake in Vermont where the water is the same color as an emerald. With waters this uniquely green, there is no better name than Emerald Lake. In fact, the entire State Park pays homage to this gorgeous lake and is called the Emerald Lake State Park! Let’s take a closer look and see the beauty of these green waters.
The lake is named after its Emerald color from above, but as you can see, it’s beautiful from the land as well.
Emerald lake is about 20 acres and is surrounded by Emerald Lake State Park.
The lake isn’t the only attraction you’ll find in the park.
This is a popular destination for hikers for its wooded areas, as well as nearby access to the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
During the warmer months you’ll find the park active with people boating on the lake as well as enjoying the beach and the woodsy campground.
From the ridge above the lake, campers have a fantastic view.
The park has 67 campsites and 37 lean-tos on a ridge above the lake.
No motorized vehicles are allowed on the lake, which makes it perfect for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
Not to mention epic fishing!
Dorset is home to the first commercial marble quarry.
The town is known for having the first marble quarry in the country, which was opened in 1785.
You can find the Feedley and Sons Quarry, which opened in 1804, on the southern end of the Emerald Lake State Park.
The remains can be seen today. It’s a great place to explore!
Cliff jumping is a popular activity in the area, but please use caution!
Take in the views from hiking around the lake.
Check out the view from the Vista Trail! Wow!
Peaceful and serene, be sure to add this place to your Vermont bucket list.
Emerald Lake is located within the Emerald Lake State Park.
Located at 65 Emerald Lake Lane, East Dorset.