Cool Off Along One of the Most Beautiful Lakes in Connecticut

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With Long Island Sound to the south and a myriad of various ponds, streams, reservoirs, and rivers throughout, Connecticut is a state abundant with amazing water options come summertime. However, very few bodies of water in Connecticut can rival the scenic beauty of this lake located in the northwest corner of the state. Keep reading to learn more.

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Lake Waramaug can be found within Litchfield county spanning the tows of Kent, Warren, and Washington just north of Danbury. This 656-acre lake is surrounded by grassy fields, miles of rolling hills, and wildflowers. It is home to a public beach and state park that offers camping.

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Even in the colder months, this lake becomes a mecca for fall foliage seekers and a winter wonderland during snowfall.

This wonderful lake is the perfect spot to head to before summer ends. You'll find kayak and canoe rentals located right on site. The water here is also a popular place for boaters, swimmers, and paddleboarders.

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If being on land is more your thing, there are several amazing hikes to try here that will take you past scenic vistas that overlook this gorgeous body of water. Try the Meeker Trail for some of the absolute best views of the area. This moderate hike will take you to the Marcicostas Overlook.

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If you're looking to turn a trip to Lake Waramaug into a mini vacation, be sure to stay at The Hopkins Inn, a gorgeous historic hotel that includes access to a private beach and delicious restaurant. The rates for The Hopkins Inn vary depending on the season but are considered super affordable for less than $200 a night in the summer.

Lake Waramaug is located at 30 Lake Waramaug Road in New Preston, CT 06777. There is a weekend/holiday parking fee for non-residents.

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