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Gale Meadows Pond in Vermont

by bluewaterman

Trip Overview

Put in around 10 am and there were a few other paddlers already enjoying. The parking and boat launch area is well maintained and clean. The paddle was really enjoyable. There are a lot of tree stumps in this pond, submerged below the surface, so be careful when paddling.

I did paddle along the eastern side first working my way around to the north then along the western side and the view toward Stratton Mountain was real good. I didn't noticed a lot of fish but there were a few fisherman so they know a little more about this pond than I did.

The paddle was a good workout for me since this is a lake sized pond. I did notice that on my return to the boat launch a few more kayak paddlers with their children had arrived for the a great day of enjoying the outdoors. As usual I took my swim after putting away my kayak and gear and loved that the day was a great day to enjoy the outdoors.

My thanks go to a "Tracey" for telling me about Gale Meadows and sharing this beautiful spot. I'm sure more people will enjoy the outdoors when people share their knowledge of it to others.

Accommodations:

There are NO porta potti that I saw at this pond. The parking area is large for about 40 cars and trucks. There is a boat launch ramp.

Fees:

None

Directions:

From southern New England take I-91 north to Exit 2 in Vermont Brattleboro. Take Rte 30 North merge of Rte 100 go north on Rte 30 North at the Town of Rawsonville toward Bondville. At the center of this town take a right once you cross the river onto River Road. Follow this road for about 2 miles Turns into a dirt but well maintained road. The road to the pond will be on your left. Pond is about 100 yards down on your right.

Resources:

Vermont Road Atlas
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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