The Harriman Reservoir, otherwise known as Lake Whitingham, is located in Wilmington Vermont. The reservoir has been a destination for nude swimming & recreation for generations. The Harriman Reservoir and Friends Of The Ledges bring like minded people together. The popularity of the Ledges has increased over the years, in fact there is now an added extra because nearby Abbott’s Glen Naturist Resort opened in 2004 with rooms and camping available only 10 minutes away . Abbott’s Glen completes the nudist experience for many visitors who want to stay overnight or take an extended comfortable vacation. The Ledges is part of the Molly Stark Byway and was created by the New England Power Company in 1923. This particular part of the shoreline where nudity is an accepted practice is on a group of rock ledges jutting out into the water, hence “The Ledges” nickname.
Another site to see is The Harriman Dam home of the glory hole (Below) currently owned and operated by Trans-Canada.
Read more about it here.
Visitors from all over New England visit the ledges. The natural beauty of this unencumbered shoreline coupled with a range of mountains belonging to the Green Mountain National Forest draws many visitors old and young. This natural beauty provides a soothing backdrop for whatever your activity; weather it is swimming or canoeing to picnicking or hiking.
Generations of visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy this natural beauty in a peaceful and tranquil setting. It is not unusual to see families enjoying this location as well as couples and singles. Frequent visitors police the ledges as to what is, and is not appropriate visitor behavior. Since naturists tend to be very considerate and friendly people, an atmosphere of easy-going comradery makes even a first time visitor feel comfortable.
Parking at the Ledges
Summer weekends are the busiest time for naturist to get together. Get there early if you wish to have a parking spot. There are two levels of parking to the right as you enter the park, available from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Be aware that the parking lot adjoins a textile area, so DO NOT remove your clothing until you’ve reached the designated nude area at the ledges. Visitors follow a well-worn path with a slight incline along the water’s edge to the nudist area. As you approach the nudist area, signs on trees will indicate nudity from that point on. You may also reach The Ledges area by water, as there are many boat access points around the reservoir. During the park’s off-season, many visitors will hike in to enjoy the seasonal beauty and awe-inspiring sunsets.
Please be considerate of others and nature! This is a carry in, carry out facility. Please pick up any litter you see. Radios, binoculars and cameras are discouraged. Porta-potties are available near the parking area. If you’re up in the area, be sure to check local businesses and events, here.
Friends Of The Ledges