There is nothing quite worse than wasting a beautiful summer Saturday at home with nowhere to go. Fortunately, this is not a real problem in Connecticut because even if your imagination is failing you, a quick Google search will present you with hundreds of places to go and play in the sun.

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Connecticut is not known for having an extensive list of quality beaches, but we have a ton of beautiful lakes that make life in the Nutmeg State so much fun in the summer. I decided to pair my personal experiences with a little research to come up with a list of the 7 Best Lakes in the State of Connecticut.

7 Best Lakes in Connecticut For Summer Fun

Connecticut is not known for having an extensive list of quality beaches, but we have a ton of beautiful lakes that make life in the Nutmeg State so much fun in the summer. I decided to pair my personal experiences with a little research to come up with a list of the 7 Best Lakes in the State of Connecticut.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Here are some more Connecticut lakes from Planet Ware:

Mashapaug Lake, Union
Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mansfield
Winchester Lake, Winchester
Gardner Lake, Salem
Squantz Pond, New Fairfield
Lake Zoar, Monroe
Hop Brook Lake, Naugatuck
Crystal Lake, Ellington
Lake Lillinonah, Brookfield
Stillwater Pond, Torrington
Highland Lake, Winsted
Saugatuck Reservoir, Weston and Redding
Burr Pond, Torrington
Lake Mohegan, Fairfield

Some of my favorite memories were made on Candlewood Lake. Those summer nights never leave your mind and bones; they stay with you forever. We have something really special here in the Greater Danbury area.

Do you want more Connecticut specific content? If so, check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast. The show is available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. The program is the same one we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. You can also listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

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