As we head deeper into the summer months and temperatures continue to rise to sweltering levels, one of the best ways to beat the heat is to get out on the water and enjoy all nature has to offer on a kayak, a canoe or a paddleboard. Throughout the Greater Danbury area and parts of Connecticut, there are a number of places that offer rentals, tours or even just a place to launch a boat or paddleboard if you already have your own.

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Perhaps one of the most popular spots in Connecticut to bring a kayak, canoe or paddleboard is Candlewood Lake. As the largest lake in Connecticut, this lake has much to offer, like beautiful scenery and great fishing spots. The Squantz Cove Public Boat Entrance provides space for boaters to launch right near Squantz Pond State Park.

A bit smaller than Candlewood Lake are Lake Lillinonah and Lake Waramaug in Connecticut's Litchfield County. Boaters and paddleboarders can launch at either one of these locations to check out two other breathtaking nature sites in Connecticut.

There are other spots to go if you do not want to experience the noise and vastness of a lake while on your boating adventure. The Still River Kayak Launch in New Milford, Connecticut and the Great Swamp Canoe/Kayak Launch in Patterson, New York both promise river views and tranquility as you paddle your way through the water.

If you do not have your own kayak, canoe or paddleboard, check out some of the best paddlesport rental services around and calm your mind and soul outdoors this summer.

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