Town Name: Maidstone
Area: 32.3 SQ MILES
Brief History: The town was chartered in October of 1761 by Benning Wentworth. It is named after Maidstone, England. The grantees were men from Connecticut, who never lived in the town, which proved to be an obstacle for anyone who wanted to purchase land. Maidstone was known for its productive agricultural land along the Connecticut River, as well as lumber production.
General Area Info: The town is bordered by the Connecticut River with the Janice Peaslee Bridge connecting Maidstone to Stratford, New Hampshire. Maidstone Lake, a glacially formed, deep, clear lake is located on the western side of town. The lake and surrounding area were designated as a state forest and park in 1938. Stoneham Mountain, east of the lake, is the highest point in town at 2,087 feet.
Attractions:Maidstone Lake, Maidstone State Park
Recreational Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Boating, Paddling, Swimming, Hunting, Camping
- Maidstone State Park is Vermont’s most remote state park.
- Built in 1952, the Maidstone Town Hall is the only municipal building in the town.
- K-8: Choice
- High School: Choice
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