Newark Pond Natural Area

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The Newark Pond Natural Area includes a small island with nesting loons and 2,410 feet of wild and protected shoreline.


44 acres

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site

The Conservancy owns and manages land at Newark Pond in order to protect loon nesting habitat.

A nature trail loops through the forest around to the shoreline and canoers can put in at the public fishing access at the north end of the pond.  Please read our Preserve Visitation Guidelines.

What to See: Animals

Newark Pond is a documented nesting site for the common loon, a state threatened species. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies monitors loon activity on the pond. Common loons can be seen from the Conservancy’s trail along the shore of Newark Pond. Please stay at least 200 feet from loon nests May 15 to August 15.


From 1-91, take exit 23 to Lyndonville onto Route north. Travel 9.5 miles to West Burke, then turn right onto Route 5A. Go 3.5 miles and turn right onto Newark Pond Road. Proceed 2.3 miles to the Conservancy sign and trailhead on the right. At just over 2 miles, the first yellow Conservancy boundary signs can be seen on the east side of the road. The “pull off” is just before a tiny lily pond on the right side of the road. The land on the other side of the road does not belong to the Conservancy; please refrain from parking there.


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