Lake Waramaug………….. click here to view photo tour
Lake Waramaug is bordered by the towns of Kent, Warren and Washington and New Preston in Litchfield County Connecticut. The lake is about 20 miles north ofDanbury. Waramaug is a natural lake but the surface elevation of the lake has been raised by a bit by a small concrete and masonry dam. The surface area of the lake is approximately 680 acres and has a maximum depth of 40 feet.
The lake is named after an Indian chief of the Wyantenock tribe, Chief Waramaug, who, favored the area as a summer encampment. In the 19th and 20th centuries the lake began to be a popular destination for canoeists, kayakers, fishermen and vacationers who often stayed in one of the 15 boarding houses and hotels that once lined its shores, or their own summer cottage.
Most people refer to LakeWaramaugas one of Connecticut’s most beautiful lakes and we certainly agree. The road circling the lake is an especially nice walk or cycle trip. Your trip around the lake could include stops at the State Park for a picnic or camping, the Hopkins Vinyard for a wine tasting, the Hopkins Inn or The Boulders Inn for a meal or overnight stay or you might want to visit the new Sachem Farmhouse bed and breakfast.