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Tyler Lake in Connecticut

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

Tyler Lake in Goshen, CT is a nice place to spend a morning or an afternoon as it only takes about 2 hours to paddle around the circumference of the lake. The day I paddled, there were about 6 fishing boats plus 1 waterski boat.

One drawback to this lake is there really is no place to pullout if you wanted to take a break or have some lunch, except by going back to the launch location. About 70 percent of the lake is surrounded by cottages many with boats, so I speculate this place could be busy during the peak summer season.

Parking at the boat launch is limited but since most yakers don't have trailers, you can easily park on the street.


No fee's


Access to Tyler Lake is provided through a State owned boat launch located on the western shoreline. The launch can be reached by taking Connecticut Route 4 west from Torrington. Approximately 1.5 miles west of the intersection with Connecticut Route 63 turn right onto the second Tyler Heights Road. The launch is on the right at the bottom of the hill.


Trip Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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