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Island Pond (pop. 1,328) is located in Essex County in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The town of Brighton includes this village. Island Pond takes its name from an adjacent body of water, which is named for a 20-acre island in the pond. The Abnaki Indians called it Menanbawk, which means "island pond." The village was chartered on August 13, 1781.

Once a busy railroad center, today, Island Pond is called the "Snowmobile Capitol of the Northeast Kingdom," with numerous miles of trails that reach into New Hampshire and Quebec, Canada. Fishing in Island Pond is popular year-round, as is hunting. Brighton State Park fronts on the southern shore of the pond.

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