Connecticut’s Great Lakes Last Updated 11/16

Connecticut’s coastline isn’t our only waterfront claim to fame. Across the state, there are over 3,000 beautiful lakes, ponds and reservoirs that offer all kinds of water activities. See where you can take a swim, go out on the boat, fish, kayak, picnic, hike, camp and so much more. And don't miss all the great restaurants, hotels and B&Bs nearby.

Where to Make a Big Splash
Smaller Hidden Gems
Lakefront Hotels
Camp by the Lake
Rent a Lake House

Smaller Hidden Gems

The locals know where to enjoy smaller lakes tucked into wooded areas and state parks. Some are better for fishing and boating, others allow swimming. Each one has its own local rules and regulations, so be sure to check before you hit the water.

Lakefront Hotels

Looking for a room with a view? Here a few hotels near Connecticut’s most scenic lakes. 

Rent a Lake House

Extend your visit to the lake with a rental home. From cottages to mansions, you can find a place to call your own (at least for a little while) in Connecticut.

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