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15. Pristine Lake Waramaug -- A Yearround Resort

Proceed on Rte. 45 south to Lake Waramaug, named for Chief Waramaug, the most powerful warrior of his day.

The unspoiled beauty of Lake Waramaug, CT's second largest natural lake bordered by Kent, Warren and Washington is reminiscent of Switzerland's Lake Lucerne and Italy's Lake Como. In the 1840's the Lake became a summer resort for people from New York City with the opening of the Housatonic Railroad.

Today, the lake retains the ambience of a stylish resort. The eight mile drive around Lake Waramaug, has something for everyone including a state park with a beach, paddle boats, picnicking, and camping, three elegant inns, several restaurants with stunning views of the lake and Hopkins Vineyard located in a restored 19th c. barn. Hopkins welcomes visitors to sample their award winning wines and relax in the hayloft wine bar with its bird's eye view of the lake.