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Beach Closed at Northfield Brook Lake: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announces that on April 7, 2014 the swimming beach at Northfield Brook Lake in Thomaston, CT will be closed until further notice, due to unsafe conditions. Upon inspection, hazards found include 1-2 ft of sediment, aquatic weeds, tree branches and vegetation throughout the bottom of the swim area as a result of past flood events. There is no determination at this time as to whether the beach will reopen. It should be noted that the remainder of the park is open to the public, to include picnic tables, picnic shelters and restrooms.
For further information, please contact the Thomaston Dam Office at 860-283-5540.
NORTHFIELD BROOK LAKE GROUP SHELTERS, CT
part ofNorthfield Brook Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014 Season Dates
OverviewNorthfield Brook Lake Group Shelters are located along a small scenic lake in the Naugatuck Valley of west-central Connecticut.
Naugatuck Valley boasts picturesque small towns, rolling hills and industry and where public recreation is valued. On warm summer evenings, people gather at the park to enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming and other outdoor activities.
The 208 acres of undeveloped public land at Northfield Brook Lake are managed for recreation, forest and wildlife. The mixed pine and hardwood forest presents a brilliant backdrop of colors during fall foliage season.
The recreation area provides two picnic shelters that can be reserved for group events in spring, summer and early fall, though guests are invited to walk the park during daylight hours any time of year.
The facility provides the setting and amenities for large groups gatherings. Each of two picnic shelters can each be reserved for up to 100 people. The park also has picnic tables, grills and horseshoe pits.
The small town of Thomaston has grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations. Visitors might also enjoy going for a short drive through the scenic Northwest Hills of Connecticut and the quaint New England towns of Litchfield and Goshen.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Northfield Lake is located in Thomaston, Connecticut, easily accessible from Route 8.
From points south, take Route 8 north to exit 38. Take a left onto South Main Street. At the third traffic light, take a left onto Route 254 and proceed two miles north to the park.
From points north, take Route 8 south to exit 38. Take a right onto South Main Street. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Route 254 and proceed two miles north to the park.
Mailing Address:NORTHFIELD BROOK LAKE GROUP SHELTERS
THOMASTON CT 06787
Phone Number:Information: (860)283-5540