Neal’s Pond, Vermont, USA

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Neal’s Pond — things to do, where to stay, fun facts, history, stats and more. Let’s dive in!

Topics we cover in this article:

Looking for Neal’s Pond cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore our comprehensive list of favorite travel partners.

All About Neal’s Pond

Along the miles of rolling hills and pastures in Essex County, Vermont, there is quaint body of water known as Neal’s Pond Here you can lose track of time as you sit back and breathe in the fresh air as you watch ducks and geese paddling by you on the water.

Formed by damming Neal’s Branch, which runs south from Lunenburgh till it runs into the Connecticut River, Neal’s Pond is approximately one mile long and a half mile in width. At 185 acres, this lake is a peaceful respite from the hassles of everyday life and offers lake front real estate with cabins and home rentals for your time in this paradise. No matter which season you visit, the view outside the cabin is breathtaking: the pristine whiteness of the snow-covered winter, the blooming rebirth of the landscape as flowers and trees begin to bud, the deep shades of green from the mountain backdrop as the trees spread their leaves, or perhaps the most inspiring, as the fall leaves paint brightly colored landscapes of vibrant hues. With the lake at your doorstep, lake access is convenient for swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing. Perhaps your catch of the day may include yellow perch, bullhead, chain pickerel, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, and northern pike, but any will taste great after a day spent on the pond.

As you force yourself to leave Neal’s Pond to go exploring, do not forget your camera. In the town of Lunenburg, the Old Congregational Church is reputed to be the most photographed church in the United States, so you want to be sure to get your own personal shot of this popular landmark. Lunenburg, which was established in the mid 1700’s, was named in honor of King George II who was also the Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg. Today, the town of Lunenburg and Essex County offer visitors a chance to experience New England’s charm with miles of backcountry roads that lead to surprising villages that boast of historic significance with modern conveniences. Throughout the county, lovely inns and cozy bed and breakfast inns provide accommodations and delicious meals. As you travel the scenic byways, take time to stop by the country stores that have endured through the years to purchase mementos of your trip and a chance to see how your grandparents might have shopped. Along the way, be mindful of those sightseeing by biking, hiking, and backpacking. Other diversions in the area include golf, antiquing, hunting, horseback riding, tennis, and wintertime skiing.

Neal’s Pond, Lunenburg, and Essex County are all located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Tourism Region which was named “Best of New England 2010” by Yankee Magazine. Numerous farms throughout the area are open for visitors to explore their labors, whether it a dairy farm with a creamery, horse breeding farms, goat and sheep farm that produces its own fibers and yarns, to the maple syrup farms that produce sweet confections. All year round throughout the area the scenic beauty invites everyone to enjoy the recreational offerings: hiking, biking, fishing, sightseeing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding. With a wide range of vacation rentals from chalets, condominiums, cabins, vacation homes, bed and breakfast inns, inns, lodges, resorts, motels, and campgrounds, there is the perfect fit for your stay should you desire a family getaway, romantic hideaway or just a weekend escape.

“Relax, rejuvenate, rekindle” is the motto of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. With so many ways to enjoy yourself in this New England playground, you may have to visit more than once to decide upon your favorite activity. With Neal’s Pond as a base for your adventures and excursions, the “relax” part will already be checked off your to-do list.

Things to Do at Neal’s Pond

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Playground
  • Antiquing

Fish Species Found at Neal’s Pond

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Pickerel
  • Pike
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Sunfish
  • Yellow Perch

Find Places to Stay at Neal’s Pond

If you’re considering a Neal’s Pond lake house rental or hotel, we’ve made it super easy to find the best rates and compare vacation accommodations at a glance. Save time using this interactive map below.

Recommended Sites to Book a Neal’s Pond Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Neal’s Pond lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.

Note: These are affiliate links so we may earn a small commission if you book through them. While there is no extra cost to you, it helps provide resources to keep our site running (thank you)! You can read our full disclosure policy here.

Neal’s Pond Statistics & Helpful Links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Dammed

Water Level Control: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Surface Area: 185 acres

Average Depth: 16 feet

Maximum Depth: 35 feet

Water Volume: 2,960 acre-feet

Trophic State: Mesotrophic

We strive to keep the information on LakeLubbers as accurate as possible. However, if you’ve found something in this article that needs updating, we’d certainly love to hear from you! Please fill out our Content Correction form.

Shop Neal’s Pond Gifts

Custom Lake Tumblers

Captain / First Mate Custom 20 oz Tumbler

Custom Lake T Shirt

Personalized My Boat My Rules Unisex T-Shirt

Custom Lake Coffee Mug - On Lake Time

On Lake Time Custom Coffee Mug – 11oz or 15oz


Advertise Your Neal’s Pond Business or Vacation Rental

LakeLubbers will soon offer businesses the opportunity to advertise and homeowners and property managers the ability to showcase their vacation rentals to the thousands of lake lovers searching our site daily. If you would like additional details, please contact our advertising team.


Looking for the Neal’s Pond Forum?

LakeLubbers previously offered visitors the ability to create accounts and participate in lake forums. When we overhauled the site’s content management system in 2021 we had to disable those features. We’re evaluating options and welcome your comments and feedback here. We also encourage you to join our lake-lovin’ community on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

Neal’s Pond Photo Gallery

New photos coming soon!

Spread the word! Share our Neal's Pond article with your fellow Lake Lubbers!