Perfect for picnics and water sports
First Connecticut Lake, the largest of the four numbered Connecticut Lakes, is one of Pittsburg’s special places. It’s a scenic wonder with a full array of recreational facilities. And it’s right across Route 3 from the Lopstick office. If you drive south a half mile, you will find First Lake’s family beach and one of its three boat ramps.
In summer, children frolic in a safe, shallow beach area and stronger swimmers head out to the nearby island. Families grill burgers and picnic at a variety of spots along the shore and dogs happily wag their tails as they chase balls and paddle around with family. Picnic in sun or shade. Canoe, kayak or water ski. Check with Lopstick staff for a variety of boat rentals. Bathrooms are handy and well maintained. You’ll find parking, a boat ramp, and dramatic views. Only 15 percent of the shoreline is developed.
First Lake is glacial, 163 feet at its deepest point and just seven scenic miles north of the village of Pittsburg. In winter, anglers fish for lake trout and perch from January 1 through March 31. Ice-in and ice-out dates vary but usually fall between late December and mid-April.
Dams are adjusted in the normal course of water level management practices, causing occasional rapid changes in water levels.
Call Lopstick today to reserve your cabin accommodation’s or activity rental equipment and gear to jump start your adventure! Call 800.538.6659 or 603.538.6659