Pensioner Pond

Pensioner Pond is located just outside of West Charleston with the Clyde River running into it. The Clyde River Recreation ( offers entertainment with kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals and also offers to shuttle you and your equipment up the river to be dropped off. The canoeing, kayaking and bird watching is fantastic on Pensioner Pond.



  • Type: Natural freshwater pond
  • Towns located within: West Charleston         
  • Acres: 170
  • Maximum Depth: 39 feet
  • Public beach: No
  • VT Fish & wildlife public boat launch
  • Boating restrictions: No jet skis or personal watercraft
  • Restrooms: None
  • Elevation: 1158 feet
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  • Species: Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass and Bullhead
  • Fishing Seasons are open year round, ice fishing runs from the 3rd Saturday in January to March 15th. For more information go to:


There are many recreational activities to do in the area including; swimming, fishing, ice fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, museums & biking. Also be sure to check out the wildlife such as Moose, Deer, Turkeys, Loons, Kingfishers, migrating birds and other small mammals.


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Below please view all properties listed for sale on Pensioner Pond:

695 VT 5A Route Charleston VT 05872

Charleston, VT695 VT 5A Route


Est. Mortgage: $/month

Active With Contract

MLS Number 4766763

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,296
  • Water Body Access Owned

This property allows you to be on the water with 3.43 acres of almost entirely usable space in a modern and efficient year around home at an affordable price. The home could easily be used as a primary or a vacation home. The site offers easy access of RT 5A between Derby and Westmore (Lake Willoughby). The home was constructed in a controlled environment and was built to standards well beyond local building codes. The main level offers a living room with a wood stove, hardwood floors an eat in kitchen with a view of the pond, 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. The full, walkout basement is almost entirely finished (aside from the utility room) & has a large family room, another 3/4 bath, a large storage closet & two additional rooms which the owners have used for guests but would make nice spaces for a den, office, or study. Enjoy the large composite deck, 280' of private pond frontage, a huge yard & space for gardens, outbuildings or animals. Pensioner Pond is a 170 acre 39' deep pond located in Charleston Vermont. It offers great kayaking and canoeing. It is open to motor boats but traffic is very minimal. Jet Skis are restricted. Enjoy fishing for Bass, Perch, Pickerel, & Trout while watching frequent Water Fowl. Outdoor recreational opportunities in the area include hiking in the Willoughby State Forest, Skiing & Riding at Burke Mountain, Nordic skiing at Memprhemagog Ski Touring Foundation in Newport, Mountain biking at Kingdom Trails & easy VAST access from the property.

Listed by Nicholas Maclure of Century 21 Farm & Forest

$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.24% last updated on May 21, 2020
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