VT Posted in Vermont October 01, 2016 by Kristin Grimes The Quiet Fishing Town In Vermont That Seems Frozen In Time Lake Willoughby in Westmore is known for its excellent fishing as well as boating, kayaking and canoeing. This quiet town in the Northeast Kingdom has some of the best fishing you’ll find in Vermont. Located in Northeastern Vermont, Westmore has a population of just over 300. Wikipedia.org The town is first in Orleans county with the highest percentage of second home ownership. Flickr/Walter Parenteau The first vacation house in Westmore was built on the lake in 1860. It is known as the Cheney House, after an owner in the late 19th century. Flickr/Charles Wohlers Lake Willoughby is listed as a National Natural Landmark. Despite the small population, the town still has a local weather recording and reporting station. Flickr/Jay Westmore is the least populated town in the county, and the town contains one unincorporated village clustered around Lake Willoughby. Flickr/Walter Parenteau Westmore never attracted many settlers. The town's peak population was in the census year of 1880 with 485 people. Flickr/Thibaut D In 1970, the state of Vermont acquired 7,600 acres as part of Willoughby State Forest, which included the Cheney House. Flickr/Charles Wohlers Robert Frost camped here in the summer of 1909 with his family before he became famous. Along with it’s beauty, peace and quiet... Flickr/Lee Story Here you’ll be able to catch varieties of fish such as rainbow trout, Lake Trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon, rainbow smelt, burbot, yellow perch, longnose sucker, white sucker, lake chub, common shiner, and round whitefish which is a native species of extremely limited distribution in Vermont. For more fishing places in Vermont – check these out!