Island Pond, Stoddard is located in the Northeast corner of Cheshire County, New Hampshire. With approximately 250 acres of water, located within a town where over 60% of the land has been protected from development, wildlife (deer, fox, raccoon, moose, etc.) abounds. As its name suggests, Island Pond's many islands and water level depths ranging from one to about 17 feet make it a great place for canoes, kayaks, as well as small sail and power boats. Personal watercraft may not be used on Island Pond. A map is available through a State of New Hampshire website. Island Pond Map.
Established in 1975, and in accordance with its bylaws (available on documents page), the purpose of The Island Pond Association is to "promote the beauty of the area and maintain the purity of the water." Our mission, plain and simple, is to enhance the quality of life and the environment on Island Pond. If you enjoy Island Pond - its water quality, aquatic plants, wildlife, waterfront activities, or boating - please join the Association. Membership is on a family basis and is very reasonable, particularly when you consider all the things the Association does.
The Town of Stoddard has origins dating back to its charter first granted in 1752. More details on its history can be found on the Town of Stoddard, NH website. Stoddard is only 40 miles from Concord, less than 20 to Keene and offers, in addition to lake-based activities, blueberry picking on Pitcher Mountain, hiking on the Monadnock~Sunapee Greenway and many other trails, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.