West Thompson Lake

Bass fishermen love this 200-acre lake created by impounding the Quinebaug River. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity. The 18-hole disc golf course is very popular. Hiking trails, boating, canoeing, restrooms with showers, and group picnic shelters are included in the amenities. Interpretive programs. Snowmobile use is permitted in winter.

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Red Cedar Lake – Mooween State Park

If you get tired of ice fishing or skating this 577-acre park was a former boys camp and you’ll find chimneys, stairs & other camp relics returning to nature, as well remains of the 300 year old Granny Austin Tavern. .

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Hodges Village Dam

Hodges Village Dam – if you enjoy cold weather and winter sports, this is the spot for ice fishing at Augutteback Pond. No fee.

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Roseland Lake at Roseland Park

Roseland Park sits along the 96-acre Roseland Lake open to fishing, boating and paddling. Catch largemouth bass, carp, pickerel, perch, trout & more. Winter activities include ice fishing. Open daily, closes at sunset. No swimming.

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Mansfield Hollow State Park/Lake

At Mansfield Hollow State Park/Lake, there are several easy trails available for snowshoeing & cross-country skiing, some with spectacular views of Mansfield Hollow Lake. The man-made 450 acre lake is a big draw in the winter for ice fishing. Plenty of parking. No fee.

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Webster Lake

Webster Lake ‘s 1,442 acres makes this the largest natural lake in southern New England, 45’ at deepest point. Room for tip-ups or jigs galore. Some seasonal fees.

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UConn Freitas Ice Forum

At the UConn Freitas Ice Forum, you can lace up and glide along on the same ice as the frozen Huskies do. Public skating, lessons, skate sharpening & facility rental available. See website for full details. Some fees.

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