Lake Willoughby Honored By Men's Journal

Lake Willoughby Honored By Men’s Journal

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The beaches of Hawaii, California, and Florida are renowned and enjoyed by millions each year.

With over 400,000 lakes from West Coast to East Coast, there are many more lake beaches for visitors and residents of America to enjoy. With boardwalks and bikinis, sand and surf, these beaches are renowned worldwide.

But there are beautiful alternatives.

Men’s Journal recently named the top lake beaches in America. One of the open water swimming community’s favorite swim starts was named in this illustrious list: Lake Willoughby in Vermont.

A most majestic lake with pristine waters and tree-lined banks, the glacially carved lake is an absolute joy to jump in for a leisurely swim or a competition. With North Beach as a remote starting location for a great open water swim, it is no wonder why Willoughby Swim is a spectacular extravaganza of summer.

The 5-mile Willoughby Swim is a mainstay of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association calendar and will be held August 16th this year. Online registration is open here.

Event director Phil White explains, “The Willoughby Swim is one of the 8 Lake 43 Mile Swim the Kingdom Week which is now drawing swimmers from Australia to Dubai and all over North America. Swimmers can register for one day, several, or all eight. Of course, registration for the long courses at Kingdom Swim (3, 6, and 10 miles) closes on June 1st.”

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