Quaddick Lake

Quaddick Lake

Northeast Connecticut is home to Quaddick Lake. This reservoir in Connecticut’s Mystic Country was created by damming the flow of Five Mile River to deepen the existing Kings Pond. The dam and levees raised water levels about 11 feet, causing…

Lake Williams

Air Line State Park Trail

One of the lesser known water destinations in Connecticut’s Mystic Country is beautiful Lake Williams. Although the lake is mostly private, a hand-carry boat launch near the dam provides public access. The launch is owned by the Town of Lebanon,…

Amston Lake

Amston Lake is between the towns of Hebron and Lebanon, near the border of Connecticut’s Mystic Country and River Valley tourism regions. Jurisdiction of this 186-acre lake was divided between the two towns, leading to confusion over services and maintenance.…

Coventry Lake

In Connecticut’s Mystic Country, farmland, forests, lakes and small quaint villages combine with coastal adventures and exciting cities to create an amazing New England experience. Coventry Lake, also known by its Native American name Wangumbaug Lake, offers one of those…

Hopeville Pond

137-acre Hopeville Pond is a beautiful and peaceful impoundment on the scenic Pachaug River that flows through Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold, Connecticut. The first visitors drawn to this area were the Mohegan Indians. The Indians constructed stone weirs…

Gardner Lake

Gardner Lake spreads its shoreline through Bozrah, Montville, and Salem, Connecticut where many residents call the lakefront home. Although the shoreline is heavily developed with private homes, visitors gain access to watery adventures through public access points and state parks…

Anderson Pond

Anderson Pond is a delightful 57-acre lake located in southeastern Connecticut four miles north of North Stonington. Also known as Blue Lake, and sometimes Anderson’s Pond, this rural area of Connecticut’s Mystic Country Tourism Region is a beautiful site any…

Ashford Lake

Ashford Lake in the Fall

There is a strip of dark land in the corridor between metropolitan Boston and Washington, D.C.; it’s “a place where the soft glow of city and town lights doesn’t exist.” During the day it is an uninterrupted green, and at…

Pachaug Pond

Boat Launch

Pachaug Pond is nestled in the town of Griswold, in southeastern Connecticut and is the state’s largest public water body east of the Connecticut River. With over 800 surface acres to ‘play on’, residents and visitors enjoy excellent outdoor activities…