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Danbury Hotel for Family Vacations Near Candlewood Lake

Fairfield County, Connecticut serves as a fantastic destination for business, pleasure, and everything in between, and one reason is the significant natural beauty and outdoor recreation on tap within easy reach of the New York metropolitan area.

A key component of that outdoor playground is Candlewood Lake, a reservoir on the Housatonic and Rocky rivers that, at more than eight square miles in area, ranks as the biggest lake in the Constitution State. With boutique accommodations at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury, you’re less than a half-hour from its beautiful, hill-tucked shores, which call their strongest this time of year.

Candlewood Lake

From swimming to boating to fishing to sunbathing on the beach, Candlewood Lake is one of Connecticut’s great summer outdoor destinations, and it’s yours to enjoy as a guest of ours here at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury. The reservoir was created in the late 1920s, and before long its sprawling, islet-dotted waterscape, edged by rolling forests, became an absolute magnet for vacationers.

Among the best spots for enjoying the place is Candlewood Lake Town Park, owned and operated by Danbury Parks & Recreation. Its 11 beachfront acres provide plenty of room for kicking back and putting in some quality R&R time in the summer sunshine, plus options for taking a dip or a boat ride. The park also encompasses picnic facilities and a playground. It’s an awesome and easy-to-reach spot for a daytrip in the fresh air and happy warmth of a Fairfield County summer afternoon during a stay at Hotel Zero Degrees.

Enjoy Candlewood Lake and Other Outdoor Attractions on a Hotel Zero Degrees Getaway

Candlewood Lake is only one of numerous natural attractions in our greater backyard here at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury. Others include Fairfield County’s largest protected area (and the biggest Nature Conservancy holding in Connecticut), Devil’s Den Nature Preserve, host to some lovely and deep forests and wetlands along the Saugatuck River’s west branch, and the woods and fields of Collis P. Huntington State Park, a nice blend of manicured greenspace and natural habitat.

Sample the rustic loveliness of Fairfield County—and cool off with a refreshing swim or two—with a visit to Candlewood Lake and other local outdoor destinations during your summer getaway at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury! You’ll enjoy the best in boutique accommodations and top-quality hospitality services alongside the awesome proximity to regional parks and preserves.