Lake Chaubunagungamaug or Webster Lake - Massachusetts
Webster Lake is a wonderful getaway for residents of Massachusetts and some people living in the Metrowest area consider it is a site for a summer home.
I have worked with clients in this area who see Webster Lake as a great alternative to the Cape Cod traffic and congestion. As a destination for boating, swimming, jet skiing and just relaxing in the sun, Webster Lake is a great getaway and a good place to invest in a second home.
The lake itself is 1,442 acres with a 17-mile shoreline. It is located close to the Connecticut border. With a house on this lake you can enjoy the tranquility of waterfront property as well as the casino nightlife of the state.
Webster Lake's alternative name is Lake Chaubunagungamaug which came from the Nipmuc Indians and is legend to mean "Fishing Place at the boundaries - Neutral Meeting Grounds."
Another popular translation is, "You fish on your side, I fish on my side and nobody fish in the middle." This meaning was concocted by the late Laurence J. Daly, the editor of the Webster Times in 1920. The translation became so popular that most of lake's residents prefer it to the original.
The locals also enjoy using the long version - Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg and it is a source of pride when this pronunciation rolls off the tongue of anyone who has grown up in the area.
However you name it, Webster Lake has a lot to offer. With 7-8 islands, two marinas and some wonderful restaurants along with boating and beautiful sunsets, it is definitely a place to consider when thinking about the investment of a second or possibly a summer home.
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Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel - (508) 881-6230