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Best things to do in Candlewood Lake

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

Natural Feature
“Great for hikes & picnics; large beach with canoe, kayak rentals available. Best for weekdays or non-peak (summer) weekends”
5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in Connecticut and also the most popular lake for recreation in the State. ”
5 locals recommend
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. ”
5 locals recommend
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.”
7 locals recommend
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! ”
5 locals recommend
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.”
3 locals recommend
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.”
5 locals recommend
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!”
5 locals recommend
Harbor / 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.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
2 locals recommend
Cafe
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1 local recommends
Sports Bar
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“Restaurant/Bar great for drinks or food. Outdoor space includes fire pit, bocce courts. Very close by.”
3 locals recommend
Food
“Yummy ice cream for all souls, and open late hours. They also provide treats that are dairy-free!”
1 local recommends
Cafe
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends