The Underrated Connecticut Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer Day

The beach is a popular summer destination for Connecticut locals, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up. So why not skip the crowded coastline and head to Pattaconk Lake instead? You’ll love the peaceful serenity of being surrounded by the forest, and the views ar nothing to scoff at either. Hike CT + has already paid this scenic gem a visit and the proof is in the mesmerizing photos. Switch up your summer routine and check out this underrated lake for some relaxing fun.

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Pattaconk Lake is located within the Cockaponset State Forest, Cedar Lake Road, Chester, CT 06412. For more great lakes to explore, check out the list here. But be sure to confirm there’s no toxic algae.