Candlewood Lake is situated in Western CT and is within 90 minutes of Manhattan. Candlewood Lake is a man made lake which was developed in the 1920's and is the largest lake in CT and one of the largest man made lakes in the United States. It has approximately 90 miles of shoreline and is 8.4 square miles. This lake ranges 11 miles from South to North and is about 2 miles wide at it's widest point. Most depths are about 35-40 feet with depths up to 85-90 feet.
Candlewood Lake is surrounded by five towns. Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford and Brookfield. New Milford is in Litchfield County and the other four towns are in Fairfield County. Danbury is at the southern tip, New Fairfield on the western shore, Sherman on the north western shore, New Milford on the north eastern shore and Brookfield on the eastern shore. Each town has it's own park and beach. Each have either a public, private marina or both.
Candlewood Lake is used for hydro power and recreation. Fishing, swimming, boating and sailing are popular uses.
Real Estate on Candlewood lake is scarce and expensive. Lake houses are either direct waterfronts or in lake communities with walking access to the lake. Most of the communities are private with fees for road maintenance and common areas. Some offer club memberships, pools and tennis. Direct waterfront will sell for more than a community home. Homes sold on the Consolidated Multiple Listing Service from January 1, 2008 through October 16, 2008 ranged in sale price from $500,000 to $3,000,000. There were 11 sold in New Fairfield, 3 sold in Sherman, 3 sold in New Milford, 5 sold in Brookfield and 5 sold in Danbury.
New Fairfield has six major lake communities which include Hollywyle, Candlewood Knolls, Candlewood Isle, Knollcrest, Bogus Hill and Sail Harbour.
I live in New Fairfield and have enjoyed my 25 foot pontoon boat on Candlewood Lake for the past twelve years.