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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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Beautiful area

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2013
Bob_Haight
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Cortland, New York
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Danbury, Connecticut
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Cortland, New York
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190 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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Brookfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Trumbull, Connecticut
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

great peacefull place for canoeing or boating to fish and relax ..nice place for fall foilage and great fishing spot

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Warren, CT
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Our family loved walking around the shore on this lake, discussing the histories of both settlers and natives in the area. Lovely scenery, great options for places to wander around, and all super close to settled areas full of places to stop and eat. Don't fail to notice the (usually) clean solar-powered composting toilets made available for visitors!

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Newtown, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Lake Lillinonah is a beautiful treasure to be respected and protected. I enjoy the beauty of this lake so much I joined the Lake Lillinonah Authority to do what I can to protect this jewel for future generations to savor.

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