A Tank Away
Island Pond, Vt., is gritty, rambunctious
A railroad hub a century ago, Island Pond was, and remains, gritty and rambunctious. In the winter the village of 1,000 calls itself the “Snowmobiling Capital of Vermont,” as it attracts motor enthusiasts to its trails and downtown watering holes. At this time of year, it is a place for hiking, boating, birding, sunbathing, and fishing. With lakes and rivers, Island Pond is a place to catch trout, view osprey, and photograph moose. It’s also a good place for introducing kids to the pleasures of camping.