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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Island Pond is the host to Friday Night Live. Local bands play on friday nights , there are food vendors, arts and crafts and a flea market. Fun!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“A newly renovated hotel housed in an 1866-era building. We’ve created an atmosphere that reflects the history of the Essex House by keeping the original wood supports and having a modernized, antique aesthetic. Our tavern has a selection of new American dishes and a full bar with special cocktails like our maple martini. Whether you’re in town for some snowmobiling or to hit the slopes at Burke Mountain, a visit to Essex House is sure to be unforgettable.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“Need to stock up on outdoor clothing, boots, or hiking gear? Simon the Tanner is the place for you, and right in downtown Island Pond!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pizza! Delicious Pies & Cakes! Jesse’s Little Kitchen is NOT a place to eat-in; you pick-up your order at her home and take it with you. It’s a little quirky but the food is legitimately delicious!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Always on my list to stop for a burger and a beer...especially during snowmobiling season”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“It is a lovely place on the Clyde river.Beautiful trails for cross country ski and snowshoe.Summer months..paddle on the Clyde. Many classes and special offerings.A clubhouse that celebrates the outdoors and nature in all it's glory. Don't miss seeing the owl.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Friendly Pizza is our great local pizza parlor. Handmade pies and grinders - great for takeout. Basic fare, but great tasting! We recommend the greek pizza! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Excellent deli for custom sandwiches, salads, and great meat selection for grilling. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“New restaurant and Pub. Great food and dinner specials. Good atmosphere and decor, not a quiet romantic restaurant, but fun and energetic staff. COLD beers! Across from Island Pond, can access via snowmobile and ATV/UTV”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
Point of Interest
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great Pizza! Delicious Pies & Cakes! Jesse’s Little Kitchen is NOT a place to eat-in; you pick-up your order at her home and take it with you. It’s a little quirky but the food is legitimately delicious!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Always on my list to stop for a burger and a beer...especially during snowmobiling season”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Friendly Pizza is our great local pizza parlor. Handmade pies and grinders - great for takeout. Basic fare, but great tasting! We recommend the greek pizza! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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