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Best things to do in Candlewood Lake

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“This is the only restaurant/bar on Candelwood Lake (open seasonally). The food is really just OK (seafood, burgers, salads, etc.), but the drinks, lively crowd, lake breezes and sunsets make this a fun, super casual spot to hang out and have a few drinks or nibbles.”
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Natural Feature
“Great for hikes & picnics; large beach with canoe, kayak rentals available. Best for weekdays or non-peak (summer) weekends”
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Natural Feature
“Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in Connecticut and also the most popular lake for recreation in the State. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is a HUGE super store.. everything you might want. Beer sales stop at 10pm; store is open until midnight. ”
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BBQ Joint
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“The Cue restaurant is a relatively new restaurant to the Danbury CT area, and is very popular for casual dining with fair to moderate pricing. ($$) The offer live music and dancing most weekends, and fresh from the pit meats every day.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“A small, family-run grocery store and deli with just about anything you could possibly need, including great options for picnics at the lake.”
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Bar
“Highly recommended for those who are looking for a great place to eat that is reasonably priced and close by. Their menu is mainly american dishes and they are very popular in New Fairfield! ”
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Park
“Bear Mountain is a great place to hike, especially with dogs. While leash laws are in effect there are many untethered dogs in the park. You can also hike right down to the Lake Candlewood Shore and take a dip!”
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Harbour / Marina
“As a full service marina, we provide the local community and beyond with Boat Sales, Service, Rentals, Indoor Storage, Docking, Dock Builds and Installation and Lake Located Gas Service.”
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Sports Bar
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“Restaurant/Bar great for drinks or food. Outdoor space includes fire pit, bocce courts. Very close by.”
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Cafe
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Park
“ Bear Mountain is situated on 140 acres of land with an outlook, a ranger cottage and parking area. Come explore a hiking trail at this beautiful dog-friendly destination.”
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