Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, United States
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Candlewood Lake Information

About Candlewood Lake

In Fairfield and Litchfield counties, Candlewood Lake is as enchanting as its name. The largest lake in Connecticut, this popular destination is at its height during the summer months, especially for New Yorkers. The lake is family friendly, and a beautiful place to unwind from your hectic schedule. Relax on the water, or explore the surrounding wildlife in this natural haven.

Things to do in Candlewood Lake

The best part about Candlewood Lake is the great swimming and boating that can be done on the water. There are many different boat launches where you can set sail from. The lake also has amazing opportunities for fishing, especially for smallmouth bass. There are also many water sports that you can try out on the lake, like wake boarding if you’re up for the challenge. Hiking is very popular around the lake, especially if you’ve spent all your time on the water. Check out the Bear Mountain Reservation or the Housatonic Range Trail nearby. Visit “Chicken Rock,” where it’s tradition to jump right into the water from the rock’s height. The lake also has a number of islands that are very picturesque islands to visit.

Day trips from Candlewood Lake

The quaint town of Danbury is just 20 minutes away from Candlewood Lake. Head out to Danbury to see a concert at the Ives Concert Park, or spend a day at the Danbury Fair Mall. Danbury is full of great restaurants for you to unwind at after a day of shopping. An hour away from Candlewood Lake will get you to Bridgeport also. Visit Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo that houses hundreds of animals from North and South America — the perfect place to bring young kids. Visit the Barnum Museum also, celebrating circus culture with all kinds of nostalgic exhibits. The Pootatuck State Forest is also right off of Candlewood Lake, but you can spend the whole day there by all means.

Candlewood Lake accommodations

Find all kinds of scenic rentals with Tripping, where you can choose from rustic lake houses to luxurious summer homes. There are many hotels in the area that can provide a relaxing vacation for you and your family while you visit the lake. Step from your rental right onto the water if you’re lucky enough to find a lake-side house. Enjoy the many memories you’ll make whether you’re having a big family reunion, or just on a vacation for two.

Transportation in Candlewood Lake

There isn’t a lot of public transportation out by Candlewood Lake, but the exercise you’ll get hiking and swimming is sure to make up for it. Get around the lake by boat, and hopefully you can find a rental close enough to the lake that you can walk. You’ll need a car to drive up to your rental, and it’ll come in handy for day trips.

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Vacation Rentals in Candlewood Lake

Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Candlewood Lake offers 46 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Candlewood Lake start at an average price of $433 a night with long-term rentals averaging $25 a month.

These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 37 of Candlewood Lake’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 6 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 39 vacation home rentals.

Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 17 pet-friendly rentals in Candlewood Lake that allow you to bring your extended family’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!

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