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Highland Lake

Connecticut

Highland Lake, Connecticut

Highland Lake real estate is the third largest market for lake homes and land in Connecticut with homes ranging from $49,000 to $1,160,000. 

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  • 24Avg. Depth
  • 63Deepest Depth
  • Year Built
    1860
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    444
  • Public Boat Ramps
    1
Golf Courses
(860) 379-8320
300 Torringford St
Winsted , CT 06098
Public
(203) 758-4022
122 Cook Rd
Prospect, CT 06712
Public
Campgrounds
(860) 567-2119
1311 Bantam Rd
Bantam , CT 06750
(860) 432-5684
42 Toleration Rd
Scotland, CT 06264
(860) 379-0124
232 Old North Rd
Barkhamsted, CT 06063
  • Counties: Litchfield County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: An Evening on Highland Lake
  • Sailing clubs: Bantam Lake Yacht Club
  • Landmarks: Birkshire Mountains
Hospitals
(860) 489-6718
200 Kennedy Dr
Torringon, CT 06790
Airports
Bradley International Airport
Schoephoester Rd, Windsoor Locks, CT 06096
25 miles away
Westchester County Airport
240 Airport Rd, White Plains, NY 10604
27 miles away
About Highland Lake
Easy Access From US-44

Highland Lake is a gorgeous stretch of water located within Winchester, Connecticut. Hartford is around an hour away.

The town of Winstead sits on the northside of the lake, including Winsted Health Center, lodging options, restaurants, stores, and more. Bradley International Airport is just a 25-mile commute.

Highland Lake was formed in 1860 by a dam on the Mad River and now runs for three miles and covers 444 acres. Its crystal waters have a maximum depth of 63-feet and are 24 feet deep on average.

Popular for Recreation

Residents love Highland Lake for recreational opportunities, including boating, water skiing, tubing, and fishing. The lake is also well-liked for swimming, whether it is off the dock or at Resha Beach.

There is a variety of fish to catch, with plentiful populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, and trout.

Even though the park is closed, the Platt Hill State Park Scenic reserve lands are still used for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing. Its trails offer picturesque overlooks that keep visitors coming back. Many other state parks and campgrounds are nearby for endless exploration, hunting, and camping.

Golfing or Skiing Nearby

Golf the 10-hole course at Green Woods Country Club that features a scenic atmosphere of rolling terrain and towering pines.

Ski Sundown is a beautiful ski resort for cutting through the snow day and night. The mountain has a variety of trails for every skill level, and lessons are available as well.

The Perfect Place for Life on the Water

Everyday life will turn into a vacation when you slip into the laid-back lifestyle of Highland Lake. The recreation offered in and out of the lake is unmatchable.