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What To Know About Fairlee, Vermont

Located in Orange County and one of the original New Hampshire grants, Fairlee, Vermont was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth on September 9, 1761 and was first settled in 1766. It includes the village of Ely and is home to Lake Morey, which claims to have the longest ice skating trail in the United States.

By 1860 the town was a burgeoning manufacturing center with sawmills, a gristmill, and an establishment for lead pipe and pumps. The Fairlee Railroad Depot was built in 1848 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest surviving railroad structure along the Connecticut River.

The population was 988 at the 2020 census. The area has long hosted several well respected children’s summer camps including Camp Lanakila, Aloha and Aloha Hive which are all located on Lake Morey. Waterfront real estate is a highlight on the area lakes. Select the Property Search tab to explore real estate in Fairlee, VT and  find current homes for sale.

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