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Stillwater Pond in Connecticut

Trip Overview

A beautiful day called for a nice place to paddle and this was just what I was looking for. We spent a couple very leisurely hours paddling the edges of this 95 acre "pond". If I had to find any fault with it, I would have to say its close proximity to a main road. Although as you paddle to the right towards the dam this is really the only time you see the road and as you continue around you are able to put the road noise behind you.

It is nicely wooded all the way around the pond and leaves you feeling much further out in the wild than you actually are. The north end has some shallowness to it but if you figure out your way around it you will extend your paddle a bit more. There are a few homes along the west side of the pond but not so many as to be a distraction.

We found turtles, heron, blueberry bushes, and a fellow who was fishing told us he had actually seen a moose here last year. We were here in the heat of the day so was happy when I found a rope swing that I gladly used to cool off.

We returned to the boat launch which is very nice and loaded up the boats 3 other kayakers showed up to the again empty lake, and we were on our way. Check this place out, it's quite nice.




From Route 4 proceed North on 272, Launch and parking on right, holds quite a few vehicles


Stillwater Pond Boat Launch


Delorme Connecticut Gazetteer
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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