What to do in Squantz Pond State Park

*This information was provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection*

Squantz Pond immerses the visitor in a "mountain like" setting. Steep, wooded slopes disappear into the cool, blue pond below. In the fall, the park becomes a haven for photographers capturing the colorful reflection of the foliage in the mirrored surface of the water.

Squantz Pond offers bathrooms, a boat launch, concessions, and picnic table facilities.

Recreation
Boating, pond fishing, ice skating, swimming, hiking, SCUBA diving, and picnicking are some of the things that you can do at Squantz Pond.

Location
From the West/New York area: take I-684 onto I-84 east toward Danbury. Take Exit 5 and go left at the traffic light onto Route 39 north, following the signs to Squantz Pond. The park is located off Route 39 approximately 4½ miles north of the center of New Fairfield.

From East on I-84: take Exit 6 in Danbury. Take a right at the traffic light onto Route 37. Follow the signs on Route 37 until you arrive in New Fairfield Center. Take a right at the traffic light onto Route 39 traveling north for approximately 4½ miles to the park entrance.

From lower Fairfield County area: go north on Route 7 onto I-84 east to Danbury. Take Exit 5 and go left at the traffic light onto Route 39 north, following the signs to Squantz Pond. The park is located off Route 39 approximately 4½ miles north of the center of New Fairfield.

From Bridgeport area: go north onto Route 25 onto I-84 west. Take Exit 5 and go left at the traffic light onto Route 39 north, following the signs to Squantz Pond. The park is located off Route 39 approximately 4½ miles north of the center of New Fairfield.

Climate
The climate of this state involves a moderate amount of humidity, heat and cold. Summer highs reach 90 degrees F with low temperatures near 65 degrees. Evenings near the water can become cool and light jackets and sweaters are recommended. Winter temperatures average in the mid thirties during the day and in the teens at night. Rarely do temperatures dip to zero, especially in the southern portion of the state, where the water influences the more temperate weather.

Address
178 Shortwoods Road
New Fairfield, CT 06810

Phone: 203-797-4165

Email: dep.stateparks@po.state.ct.us
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