Would you care to be a witness to my obsession with Candlewood Lake?  

Photo taken on July 13th during New Fairfield's Illuminated Boat Parade....

I confess that I'm enamored with the beauty and charm of Connecticut's largest lake. Mindy and I are lucky enough to have a pontoon boat or as I call it, a 'floating living room' docked at New Fairfield Town Park.

Candlewood Lake Sunset on July 9th......

I've become so obnoxious about my Candlewood Lake obsession, I started up a 'Candlewood Lake Photos' FB group where anyone can post their photos. Mindy's always asking me, "Do you really need another sunset photo?" The answer is always, "Absolutely!"

Photo by Lori Campbell from the Candlewood Lake Photo's FB Group

My favorite time of the day to be on the water is when the sun has set, most boaters have called it a day, and dusk descends while the darkness begins to envelop the lake. This pic taken by Nyree Pieck illustrates the scene perfectly.

Photo by Nyree Pieck taken on September 10th...
Sept. 8th moon shot photo snapped by Rody Manousakis....

Most importantly, recreating on Candlewood Lake with friends aboard a pontoon means your adult beverage is less likely to fly off the boat.

Ethan Carey Photo snapped on July 27th...

When you're out on the water, sometimes you never can tell what might be flying overhead and landing on the lake. This rebuilt 1951 Grumman amphibious aircraft named the 'Yankee Clipper' floated down from the sky and touched down next to Pine Island near the tip of Candlewood Isle where it anchored and spent the night.

1951 Grumman amphibious aircraft....The 'Yankee Clipper'
The Candlewood Lake Pirate Ship stopping by our pontoon to hand out beads to the kids...

The way the clouds and the setting sun work in tandem to put on a sky show never ever gets old.

Taken from my friend's dock in Brookfield looking out towards Candlewood Isle....
The solitude and beauty of fishing as the sun sets over New Fairfield...

God Bless America and the Summer of 2019 on Connecticut's Candlewood Lake.