Turtles in Vermont

Vermont is home to the 6th largest body of water in the United States – Lake Champlain. Besides that, several rivers flow into the landlocked state, like the Connecticut and the Winooski Rivers, making it an excellent place for turtles to live. Some notable species include the Common Snapping Turtle, the Northern Map Turtle, the Bog Turtle, the Eastern Spiny Softshell, and the Wood Turtle.

Turtles in Vermont (VT)

Types of Turtles Found in Vermont

Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae)

  • Common Snapping Turtle

Emydid Turtles (Emydidae)

Painted Turtles

Map Turtles

  • Northern Map Turtle

Spotted Turtles

Box Turtles

Glyptemys Turtles

  • Bog Turtle
  • Wood Turtle

Mud and Musk Turtles (Kinosternidae)

  • Eastern Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)

Softshell Turtles (Trionychidae)

  • Eastern Spiny Softshell


Are there any endangered turtles in Vermont?

The Spotted Turtle is a species of turtle classified by the IUCN as “Endangered” that can be found in Vermont.

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