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  • Guided Tree Walk: It's just uphill from Lake Raponda's Green Mountain Beach on the .3-mile Town Forest Loop. Learn more at http://wilmingtontrails.org/trees.
  • The Lake Raponda A1 Initiative: There is an opportunity for Lake Raponda to be reclassified from B2 to A1 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.  Learn more here.
  • Construction on Stearns Avenue beginning July 12: The Wilmington Highway Department will be doing ditch, shoulder, and culvert work on Stearns Avenue the week of July 12th. The road may be down to one lane at times. A section of the road will need to be completely closed to replace a larger culvert at some point during the project. The plan is here.

2021 Special Events in the Lake Raponda Watershed


It's the 100th anniversary of the Lake Raponda Association and we're celebrating with fun events for everyone in the Lake Raponda Watershed!



It's the 100th anniversary of the Lake Raponda Association and we're celebrating with fun events for everyone in the Lake Raponda Watershed!


Saturday, July 17, afternoon and evening:  Raponda Watershed Insect Safari

Times and locations:

2:00 p.m. at 264 Lake Raponda Road

8:00 p.m. at 104 Ware Road

Learn more from the flyer.

Presenters: Cambridge Entomological Club, Vermont Entomological Society, Vermont Center for Ecostudies


Sunday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. Natural Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Location: 264 Lake Raponda Road

Presenter: Margery Winters, asst. dir. Roaring Brook Nature Center & pres. Simsbury Land Trust and Simsbury Conservation Commission.

Note: A few sign-ups for private half-hour garden consultations with Margery that day are available as a mini-fundraiser for the Lake Raponda Environmental Foundation.


Saturday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. Old Home Week Parade

The Lake Raponda Association will participate in the parade. Learn how you can help here. See http://www.wilmingtonohw2020.org/calendar.html for calendar for August 5-8 celebration


Saturday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. Moosestock VI

Location: Dockside, 220 Lake Raponda Road

Hosts: Holly and Joe Fortner with music by Blind Date Vocal & Guitar Duo, featuring the Rapondettes


Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. Invasive Terrestrial Plant Walk

Location: Starting at 264 Lake Raponda Road

Presenter: Pieter van Loon, director of forest stewardship, Vemont Land Trust


Saturday, September 25, 7:30 a.m. Birds of Raponda: Identification & Appreciation

Location: Starting at Green Mountain Beach

Leader: Cory Ross, district manager, Windham Conservation District



Loons on Lake Raponda

Eric Hanson Loon Video

On June 30, 2021, Eric Hanson of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies spoke about Loons on Lake Raponda. Enjoy thevideo.


Bears at Lake Raponda

Jacklyn Comeau Bear Video

Vermont’s growing population of black bears can lead to some surprise encounters around Lake Raponda. Understanding our furry neighbors and their habits is the best way to avoid problems. Jacklyn Comeau, wildlife scientist for Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has helped to develop the State’s Black Bear Program. Her deep knowledge of these remarkable creatures has led to great insights into “Living with Black Bears".

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    Nearby Annual Events

June: Vermont Lakes Seminar
June: Strolling of the Heifers
July-Aug: Marlboro Music Festival
July-Sept: Informational Roundtables
Aug: Grace Cottage Fair
Aug: Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair
Aug: Bondville Fair
Sept: Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival
Sept: Peru Fair
Sept: Guilford Fair
Sept: Marlboro Fair
Oct: Newfane Heritage Festival


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