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Lake McDonough

Category: Parks & Forests
Rte. 219
Barkhamsted, 06063
Highway Access: (off Rte. 44)

One of Connecticut's gems, Lake McDonough is a scenic, unspoiled public recreation area that offers numerouse ways to enjoy the beauty of the area. With wheelchair accessibility to beaches, bathhouses, the boathouse and picnic areas, as well as a fully accessible nature trail for the disable and the blind.

Fishing by boat and from the shore (3rd Saturday in April-Labor Day). Fishing from shore is also permitted through Nov. 30. A wheelchair accessilbe fishing pier is located on the south end of the lake.

MDC provides rental rowboats for a free; private boat, canoe and kayak launching is allowed for a gee.0

Buses by permit only; no buses on weekends or holidays.

Phone: (860) 379-3036 (seasonal), (860) 278-7850 Ext. 3211 (off season).
Website: http://www.themdc.com/recreation-areas/lake-mcdonough
Attraction Rate: Parking: $6/car (resident), $15/car (non-resident); $20/vans; boating rentals $5 per hour.
Dates of Operation: Park: Mon.-Fri. 10-8, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 8-8. Boating: third Sat. in Apr.-Labor Day. Fishing from shore: third Sat. in Apr.- Nov.
Handicap Accessible: yes
Bus Fee: Yes
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