Travel north on Connecticut Rt-8 until the highway ends, then right on Rt-183 and go thru lovely downtown Winsted, bear left on Rt -263 and then take the first left onto Lake Rd, and before you can say I love boating, you will be at Highland Lake You can see much of the lake by car, as you just follow West Wakefield Rd around the west shore of the lake the continue on East Wakefield. As you will see Highland really is a gem of a lake and good news, it’s known mostly only by locals, so the waterfront prices are much more reasonable than the lakes in the western part of the state. If you visit during the winter you might get to see the Ice Fishing Derby in the summer check out the Geezer Ski Club For a photo tour of the lake click here
We have just embarked on a new effort to create fun informative videos of Connecticut waterfront. Hope you enjoy our first effort…Lake Lillinonah. click here to view video Please note this video was filmed on Memorial Day and as you will see, we enjoyed a very tranquil ride around the lake. For more information on Lake Lillinonal you might want to review one of our older posts at http://ctwaterfrontlife.com/2011/11/09/lake-lillinonah/
Nestled on 600 acres of rolling woodland, in southern Danbury , Lake Waubeeka is surprisingly unknown and that’s the way many of its residents would like to keep it. This lovely gated community still maintains its roots of a summer holiday community yet many families have decided to enjoy the lake life year round. To lean more about the lake take a look at the community newsletter and the photo tour of the area.
Nestled in the north western section of Connecticut, Bantam Lake is a happy blend of being away from the hustle and bustle, yet not to far. The smaller towns around the lake, give the whole area a real “I’m on vacation” feel. If you are interested in water skiing, you might want to check out the Bantam Ski Club or maybe hook up with the ice sailing folks. Another fun thing to do on the lake is to head up to the northern part of the lake with your kayak or canoe and explore the winding Bantam River . Before you visit the lake, you might also want to look at these links; Bantam Lake Things To Do (including summer camps) a video of a sea plane taking off on the lake, paddling on the Bantam River, Bantam River map and a photo tour of the lake.
by Brian Corson
Think about it, Squantz Pond should be called Squantz Lake, because it really is much bigger than one might think, from a visit to the State Park or a ride up Rt-39 in New Fairfield. Granted it’s 270 acres may seem small next to neighboring Candlewood Lakes 5,000+ acres, but once you get on the lake and see how few homes there are and view the beautiful green hills that surround the lake, I think you will agree that Squantz would be a particulary nice place to spend time around the water. You might just catch one of the antique outboard gatherings ……………. click here for photo tour
If you are looking for a quiet corner of waterfront, then you might want to check out Taunton Pond in Newtown, its 120+ acres of serenity and peace. The only access to the lake other than private homes is the Newtown Fish and Game Club Here’s something we had never heard of dock boating , check it out. click here for photo tour of Taunton Pond
Green Pond is one of the smaller lakes in Connecticut but if you are one of the lucky people that live on this pristine little gem you really don’t care, besides everyone on Green Pond has common access onto Candlewood Lake which is walking distance for many. Most people especially enjoy the rather remote private woodland retreat feel the lake has and the narrow winding roads around the lake.
In this video taken from a small seaplane, that took off near Candlewood Isle and flew in various directions to try and give the viewer an idea of how large Candlewood Lake is. The four largest lakes in Connecticut are; Lake Waramaug with 656 acres, then Bantam Lake with 947 acres, followed by Lake Lillinonah with 1,547 acres and then number one spot going to Candlewood Lake with 5,064 acres and over 60 miles of shoreline.
Candlewood Lake has more than 40 private association areas and each one has it’s own special character, but one of our favorites is Holiday Point Holiday point is located in Sherman, on the northwest finger of the lake. The Holiday Point beach is one of the niciest on the lake and is an amazing spot for the accociations many picnics and various gatherings, even a wedding every now and then. What really seems to set Holiday Point apart is the people and the wonderful feeling of extended family granted to one and all and besides its the only association with a theme song