LAKE Morey


43.92275, -72.15283 / 417' ASL



The Lake Morey Resort maintains a skating trail around the lake, when conditions permit. When it's at its maximum length, the trail is about 4.3 miles long (the exact length depends on its exact course, which varies from year to year). Supposedly the longest skating trail in the US.

At times the whole lake is clear and thick enough for skating, but typically most of the lake is snow covered and the trail is maintained by machine.

The resort rents Nordic, figure, and hockey skates, as well as kicksleds, helmets, and hockey sticks. They sharpen figure and hockey skates, but not Nordic skates. (More information about rentals.)

Food and drink is available from the resort's restaurants and bars, when open.

At times the resort has special skating activities. See their events calendar.

Ice fishing is also popular on Lake Morey.

Launches + Parking

the Skating trail

The main launch for the skating trail is at the Lake Morey Resort, 82 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, Vt. Ample parking is available.

Sometimes it's possible to get on the skating trail from the Fairlee Town Beach. Limited parking is available, the lot is not always open and plowed, and official policy is that parking is for town residents only.

the rest of the lake (wild ice)

When Lake Morey is in condition for wild skating, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife fishing access area (aka the Lake Morey boat launch) is an option.

NB: According to the access area regulations, ice skating is not a permitted activity and thus parking at fishing access areas is not allowed. That said, this is usually only a concern if the parking fills up and ice fisherman cannot park (since they have priority).


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USGS topographical map (1983)

Vermont DEC bathymetric chart (2018)

Search Sentinel Hub for the latest satellite images (follow the directions in the satellite imaging how-to article)

Lake Morey area topography, USGS, 1983

Lake Morey bathymetry, Vermont DEC, 2018

Black ice day on Lake Morey, January 2023