Environmental Studies at UVM

Shelburne Pond

The H. Laurence Achilles Natural Area at Shelburne Pond consists of over one thousand acres of upland and wetlands in the town of Shelburne.  It is located along the shores of Shelburne Pond, the largest undeveloped body of water in the Champlain Valley.

Driving Directions

From Main Street in Burlington head south on Spear Street for 7 miles. Turn left onto Irish Hill Road (which becomes Pond Road where the pavement ends). Proceed 0.8 mile. Turn left, passing over an old cattle grate and onto a short road that leads to the state fishing access. Please park away from the shore along the sides of the access area. Boats can be launched there. A trail begins on the left and leads through the upland forest to several scenic sites.