Clermont is a small town in northeast Iowa located in the valley on the banks of the Turkey River, overlooked by Montauk, home of the late Ex-Governor Larrabee. The population was 632 in 2010. Some of the most popular attractions include the Clermont Museum, Heritage Farm Park, Lincoln Park, the Larabee Building, and the Montauk Historic Site. Clermont is nestled among the rolling hills that were left untouched by the glacial period. Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the scenic terrain that disproves the notion of a “flat Iowa.”
The Turkey River flows through the town providing ample recreation opportunities for canoers, kayakers, tubers, and fisherman. Local bike trails offers the chance for bikers, joggers, walkers, and bird watchers to fully enjoy all that our lush countryside has to offer. In the winter, cross country skiers and snow shoers trek the trail. The wintertime is also a chance to be outdoors on a vast network of area snowmobile trails.
Hunting draws many outdoor sportsman to the surrounding wooded areas for whitetail deer and turkey. Photo enthusiasts like to capture the wildlife, too. The town was founded in 1949 and has become a historic town with 8 listings on the National Register of Historic Places.