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Address: Brookfield, CT
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Recreational lake in the Housatonic Valley named for the legendary Indian...

Recreational lake in the Housatonic Valley named for the legendary Indian princess who perished upstream at Lover's Leap.

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Lovely Local Lake

Aside from the fact that it's only 10 minutes from home...it's a very pretty location. Initially I would go there to kayak. Now we take the motor boat out. The water is really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A man made lake, now inhabited by zebra mussels from visiting boats and pcbs from Western Mass., this is a CT showcase in it's senior years. I have visited this lake since 1971 and the change is devastating to me, from the green color in the summer months and the overcrowding of out of state boats that enter free of... More 

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Thank MARK F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful lake to spend time on in the fall! Summers are great as well, and are a better choice if you like peace and quiet!

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Thank Ksmckean
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Aside from the fact that it's only 10 minutes from home...it's a very pretty location. Initially I would go there to kayak. Now we take the motor boat out. The water is really clean early season and then starts to grow algae by mid summer...but once you leave the dock you can find still find spots clear enough to swim... More 

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Thank Raina G
Danbury, Connecticut
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lake Lillinonah has always been the warmer lake in the area and you can water ski right into October. Sadly the Zebra Mussels have invaded ...but perhaps the side benefit will be cleaner water.

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Thank David A
Cortland, New York
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193 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

We simply took a drive around the lake to view the water and homes. The area was beautiful. There was a nice park where you can stop to really take in the view.

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Thank Bob_Haight
Brookfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

It's a beautiful lake. It's actually a river, but it's not overbuilt and it's fabulous for kayaking. Easy access with parking. Free boat launch. Go for a great inexpensive beautiful day on the water. Definately a destination, take a lunch, there are no food facilities, but they do have potr-a-pots

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

great for wakeboarding, watersports except waverunner b/c not many waves to jump. wipe, deep and very pretty!

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Have been to Lake Lillinonah since the late fifties after the lake was created during the early and mid fifties as a result of the Shepaug dam. The dam was completed, just before the great flood in 1955. It is thought that this dam is what saved the lower Housatonic River communities from total disaster. Since that time, the lake... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

I used to put my canoe in at Lake Lillinonah and enjoyed paddling along the many inlets. Though there were some motorboats which liked to torment paddlers by generating large waves, most motorboat users respected paddlers and gave them wide berth. The two issues which drove us away from Lake Lillinonah were the high nitrogen levels resulting from the large... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

On a trip back from New Milford, we stopped in Bridgewater for sandwiches, then drove down to the boat launch area on the Lake and ate them. It could not have been more beautiful !!!

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