Candlewood Lake CT Real Estate Guides

Angelina Valentini Welcomes You to Candlewood Lake

Fairfield County CT and Litchfield County, CT are home to some of the nation’s most desirable communities.  Classic New England charm and sophistication combine in a location that offers the convenience to almost anything, yet far enough from everything.

Whether you seek the Candlewood Lake CT shoreline or a pastoral countryside setting, the towns surrounding the lake provide for a picturesque country retreat.

Excellent boating, noted sporting clubs, gracious inns and resorts, scenic horse country, and extensive park lands can offer you an endless array of activities.

About My Real Estate Guides

My Real Estate Guides are designed as a community information resource for the areas I serve. They provide many useful tools for home buyers, whether relocating within the state, across the country, or around the globe.

Each community’s Real Estate Guide offers extensive information about the town including a general overview, a video tour, a gallery of images, a Google Map, a list of the area’s public and private schools, helpful town website links, area homes for sale, and access to local market trends.

About Candlewood Lake CT

Candlewood Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in the USA and the largest in Connecticut measuring roughly 5,420 acres (8.4 sq mi / 21.8 km²) and roughly 86 miles (106km) of shoreline.

Sometimes marked as Lake Candlewood, it is steeped in history and technical marvel.  It is bordered by 5 lake towns: Brookfield CT, Danbury CT, New Fairfield CT, New Milford CT, and Sherman CT each offering its own character and amenities.

People enjoy Candlewood lake year round, although summer months generally provide the most activity and outdoor recreation.  Tourism flourishes in the summer and visitors will find  everything they need, from five-star resorts to some of the country’s top recreational facilities.  Fall in the Housatonic Valley also offers up some of the areas most spectacular colored foliage.

And behind all its splendor, Candlewood Lake’s main purpose is to store water during periods of low electrical demand for power generation when demand is high. Utilizing excess electricity from the valley’s hydro-system, water is pumped up a hillside into the lake from the nearby Housatonic River during the Spring and overnight hours in Summer, then allowed to flow back down into the river when extra electricity is needed in the grid, often during the region’s intense mid-to-late summer heat waves. Power is generated by turbines that are spun by the water flowing into the river while pumping is done by reversing the impellers.  It’s like a giant battery!

Candlewood Lake power is managed by FirstLight Power Resources.  If you would like information about Candlewood Lake’s annual water draw down, call the automated Hydro Information phone at 888-41-RIVER (74837).