Iron Kettle Spring, Shaftsbury, Vermont


Posted: August 22, 2009

Category: North America, United States, Vermont, View All

Route 7A
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Get Directions →

Please rate this spring


Metal pipe coming out of the ground into a metal bowl. Sign says water is not tested and should be boiled or treated.

Nearest Address

Just north of South Shaftsbury town center on Route 7A at the old Iron Kettle.

Directions from Nearest Address

From South Shaftsbury town center (Shaftsbury Country Store) head north on Route 7A and it is on the left, right next to the road, in the parking lot of the old Iron Kettle Restaurant (now a business).

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:



Submitted by: Amy Kerr

  1. Benjamin O'Farrell says:

    Advisory: This Spring is frozen solid and does not flow during the winter…

  2. Ritaanne2 says:

    I remember this resturant when I was a kid my parents would always take me up there and we would bring our own bottle to fill them up with the water it was so good and natural

  3. Walrus0088 says:

    Every other summer or so, my family would stay at the Iron Kettle Motel and we always took our thermos and filled up at the Iron Kettle Spring. The Iron Kettle restaurant was our favorite breakfast spot, and I remember when I was a bit older it had turned into a candy store, but I’m not sure what it is now. Good memories!

  4. barb says:

    I grew up next door to the Iron Kettle Restaurant, 60s -70s. The restaurant was used as a Mennonite church for awhile a few years ago but I believe it’s empty now. I remember the kettle well. The hotel is still across the street.

  5. Susan Reiss says:

    You would think that this very public spring would have already been tested for PFOA.

  6. BEN says:

    Temp 43F
    TDS 315ppm
    pH 7.8
    Flow 1.5gpm

    This business is now Eternal Spring Hydroponics 🙂 Nice name! The plants inside drink from the spring too.

    If you need a TDS/pH/temp meter, stop inside and pick one up.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

+Water Test Results

US Find A Spring members can get a 15% discount at use coupon code FAS2020

No Water Tests Submitted yet..

Create an account or login to upload water test results.

+ Submit Photo & Video

Create an account or login to upload an image.

+ Report an error or inappropriate comment
Send report

If you think a better GPS coordinate is suitable, please make a comment on the spring page including the better coordinates. Also upload a photo to the spring post page. Once someone else confirms the more suitable coordinates, we will adjust the pin drop on map.