Lake Hortonia is a 480-acre lake, with an average depth of about 20 feet and a maximum depth of about 80 feet. It has many coves and islands. It is located is in the Towns of Sudbury and Hubbardton, Vermont.
The lake is located in an environmentally-rich area known as the “lakes region”. This area comprises many lakes including Lake Bomoseen to the south, Lake Dunmore to the north and Lake Champlain 10 minutes to the west.
The area is located at the northern terminus of the Taconic mountain range and the start of the Lake Champlain Valley. There are several wildlife management preserves nearby. The area is bordered by the Green Mountain National Forest to the east. Mt. Moosalamoo can be seen looking to the north (elevation 2600′). The elevation of Lake Hortonia is about 600′ and with Signal Mountain (elevation 1400′) a few minutes to the north.
The culmination of this topography creates a very unique area of mountains, lakes, valleys, and wildlife.
- Climate zone is 5a.
- Growing season days: 126
- Average summer temps: 82/58
- Average winter temps: 30/11
- Heating degree days: 7286
- Average yearly snowfall: 62″
- Average days of sunshine: 165
Middlebury is about 20 minutes north on Route 30. Rutland is about 35 minutes to the east on Route 4. Castleton is about 15 minutes south, Brandon is about 15 minutes to the east, Lake George is about 50 minutes to the west. Burlington is about an 1 hour and 20 minutes to the north.
The area has a long history of vacation families starting with Hyde Manor in the 1800s and ending with many summer camps, of which one is left: http://www.campwachusett.com/.