Connecticut’s Great Lakes Last Updated: May 2023

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. Just be sure to check with each location's safety guidelines before venturing out!

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

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. Here are a couple places that are open this season.

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