Summer on the Water: Boating on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut

Let's get one thing straight right away: Greenwich, CT is positively surrounded by PLENTY of opportunities for incredible summer boating and water-sport adventures.

But those of you who live the boating lifestyle can certainly understand the magnetic pull that new waterways and a change of scenery cast across a captain's imagination.

Fortunate for us, just 45 minutes north of Greenwich there's a body of water capable of offering a vastly different flavor of boating experience than one is apt to find in the waters of Long Island Sound: Candlewood Lake.

About Candlewood Lake

As the largest lake in Connecticut (covering approximately 8.4 square miles), Candlewood Lake play host to thousands of enthusiastic vistors each year. Fishing, boating, and water-sports - along with an abundance of eye-candy natural splendor - are the major reasons for the high levels of interest this idyllic destination holds for those in-the-know. Even further - this is one of those magical places that seems to hold a rarefied spot in the hearts of so many, especially during the peak summer season. There's just something special about the sun-laden glory of midsummer days on Candlewood Lake.

Ironically enough, even though Candlewood Lake is celebrated as top spot to appreciate nature in Connecticut - it happens to have an exceedingly 'unnatural' back-story. This lake was actually created in 1928 after Connecticut Light and Power built a hydroelectric dam and intentionally flooded the area - and hints of the former village of Jerusalem that was sacrificed to make way for the lake can still be found deep beneath its glistening, reflective surface. Houses. Farms. Roads. Bridges. Cars. That's why, to this day, experienced scuba divers delight in exploring the dark depths of Candlewood Lake.

As you'd likely expect, Candlewood plays host to wide variety of water sport enthusiasts throughout the summer season. If you can think of a water sport, chances are that the waters of Candlewood Lake have seen it. Tubing. Wake-boarding. Water-skiing. The list continues...

The good news? There's also a well-respected business on the Candlewood Lake offering easy and affordable boat (and water-sport gear) rentals: Gerard's Waters Edge Marina. Afternoons spent on the water in a stunningly beautiful environment don't come any more convenient than this!



About Gerard's Waters Edge Marina - Candlewood Lake, New Milford, CT

Gerard's Waters Edge Marina has been the only marina located in the New Milford Section of Connecticut's Candlewood Lake for over 30 years.

As a full service marina, they provide the local community (and beyond) with boat sales, service, rentals, indoor storage, docking, dock builds and installation, and lake-located gas service.



They even have expert mechanics with over 40 years of experience that can provide all of your service needs!

And you'll appreciate the uncommon levels of professionalism and knowledgeable skill put forth by the entire staff at Gerard's Waters Edge Marina. As a family-owned business, they are always willing to go the extra mile for their customers.


Easy, Affordable Boat Rentals at Gerard's Waters Edge Marina

Gerard's Waters Edge is here to get you cruising the latest boat at the right price this summer. With two rental packages to fit your boating needs and budget, they'll work with you to find you the right boat rental for your scenario.



Even More: Easy Tube + Ski Equipment Rentals at Gerard's Waters Edge Marina

You don't need to make expensive and enduring purchases to have fun in the waters of Candlewood Lake. Just make the smart stop into Gerard’s Waters Edge Marina to rent your inner tubes, wakeboards, and skis! They’ll get you the right gear for your dream water-sports adventures!


Call or stop in today at Gerard’s Waters Edge Marina for all of your boating needs!

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Additional Information

Name: Gerard’s Waters Edge Marina
Address: 120 Old Town Park Rd. New Milford, CT 06776.
Phone: 860-350-2628