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Fishing Derby

There will be a fishing derby held on Maidstone Lake on Feb 9-11. This Derby will benefit the Benton Lodge @ the Guildhall Library this year, and for awareness these events in the past have benefitted various local non-profits organizations including the Maidstone Lake Association.

When: Feb 9-11. Derby starts at Noon on Friday – Ends Noon on Sunday.
Cost: $20
Prizes: Several prizes for first & second place on Lake & Rainbow & other cash prizes will be awarded once the final registrations are known.
Registration: Three ways to sign up – pick the easiest for you!
1. Call Bruno McKenzie at 802-274-5155
2. Email Bruno at brunomc86@gmail.com
3. Fill out the online form at
Check-In/Weigh-In: McKenzie’s Camp 2492 Westside Lake Road


Those who visit and live on Maidstone Lake are very fortunate to share this pristine glacier formed lake and enjoy year-round activities with a communityof  wonderful neighbors.  This quiet and remote lake is known for its natural beauty, diverse recreational opportunities, and outstanding family environment.  In fact, a number of Maidstone families have enjoyed summers here for several generations. The lake comes alive with laughhter, family, and friends when we come to camp and enjoy the lake.  Whether on a sunset cruise, serene kayak tour, ice fishing, a wild tubing outing, or with sails full of air – it is refreshing to hear 
and feel the energy and natural beauty of the lake.

Maidstone Lake is a very special place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and was created when a glacier carved out a deep basin from a pre-existing valley.  The result of the glacial melt approximately 12,000 years ago is this beautiful 796 acre mountain lake with depths over 120 feet.  Not only does the lake offer excellent fishing, but also the surrounding boreal forest has secluded and quiet hiking trails, as well as good hunting opportunities in season.


These are only a few reasons why we think our lake is a treasure to preserve, and we are committed to keeping Maidstone a viable resource for future generations to visit and live.Everyone who uses the lake, particularly its property owners, is a steward who shares the responsibility for maintaining its natural beauty and pristine conditions. Maidstone continues to be rated one of the top three cleanest lakes in Vermont.  Our Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) monitoring station and conscientious volunteers and boat owners have kept us from having to battle very invasive and lake IMG_1605threatening aquatic nuisances that are currently present in 68 of the 165 Vermont lakes. We ask property owners and visitors to be environmentally conscious with their yard design, maintenance, and use of shoreline areas so that there is a minimal impact on the lake’s water quality.Thank-you for respecting & preserving this natural treasure.

Photos Courtesy of Chris Hamill