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Lake Waramaug in New Preston, a (not so) Wordless Wednesday

Lake Waramaug is the second largest natural lake in Connecticut. A step back in time, the lake retains a beautiful feel to it. Many of the homes appear as they were when New Preston and Lake Waramaug became a popular vacation spot. There is the Lake Waramaug State Park, the Pinnacle which affords a spectacular view, Lake Waramaug Country Club, Hopkins Inn and Hopkins Vineyard, The Boulders, for spectacular dining with lake views and a wonderful place to stay. Many of the homes on the lake are for rent during the summer season.

Lake Waramaug takes its name from Chief Waramaug of the Wyantenoc Tribe. They had hunting grounds and lived primarily in New Milford near what is now called Lovers Leap. They summered at the area around Lake Waramaug. Even they knew back then what a wonderful vacation spot it is!

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Comment balloon 9 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 13 2009 07:07AM


Good Morning Andrea....this location is about as idyllic a spot I can imagine.  The colors in this series are marvelous.  Makes me want to be there, excellent!

Posted by Gail MacMillan almost 10 years ago

I love the slideshow.  The location is unreal! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Diane Donnelly, Anne Arundel County, MD Real Estate (Keller Williams Flagship) almost 10 years ago

Andrea, what a lovely picture story of this beautiful lake community! Being near water is being closer to our Creator!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) almost 10 years ago

Oh, my gosh, Andrea, this is a gorgeous lake --- I love your slide show.

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Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 10 years ago

Gail, thank you so much! It really is a beautiful location.

Diane, you are welcome, and thank you! I love this lake, very quaint.

Caren, you are right about that. Thank you.

Liz, thank you. It is such a beautiful spot, I just love to go up there. My next project for pictures of the lake is to climb the Pinnacle and take pictures.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Andrea..Beautiful Area and quite an impressive presentation! I really appreaciate you allowing me the oppurtunity to visually visit ytweet deckour community..Thank you

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Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 10 years ago

Hannah, you are more than welcome! I do so love taking pictures, and to have people tell me they enjoy them is such a thrill for me. Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrea-A truly stunning video of the lake.  An idyllic scene for sure. Great job. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 10 years ago

Lake Waramaug is beautiful indeed! Thanks for the pictures.

Posted by Jackie DeShazer (Montana Country Real Estate) almost 10 years ago