Treasure Island & the Vermontasaurus: A Summer Encounter with Land-Use Law

Julien & Virginia Cornell Library

I love summer adventures and  I want to share with you my favorite place to go swimming throughout our short, albeit beautiful Vermont summer.

I am obsessed with Treasure Island, at Lake Fairlee. Treasure Island is public beach operated by the town of Thetford and is about 45 minutes from South Royalton. Sort of a drive, but worth it:  something about this place is pure magic. Upon arrival, you pay an entrance fee, based on the honor code. After paying, I always park my car beneath the shade of a big pine tree.

The beach is prime people watching. There are always kids running around on adventures and the trials of putting sunblock on young children is always entertaining. Just this weekend a little boy and  his buddy caught three huge frogs and a little girl and her friends were learning how navigate a mini-canoe. One of the girls…

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