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August 25, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, Squantz Pond, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

View of Squantz Pond & Candlewood Lake

A great photo of Squantz Pond & Candlewood Lake ~ taken by my sister
Lisa during a hike off Pine Hill in New Fairfield CT.
 

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July 24, 2010 Posted by | Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, New Fairfield, Squantz Pond, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

In and Around New Fairfield CT

In and around New Fairfield CT…  CLICK…

 

                                                                    Candlewood Lake

                                            New Fairfield Stadium Turf Field – Home of the Rebels!

                                                                           Ball Pond

                                                                          Squantz Pond

New Fairfield, my home town – and…. a GREAT place to LIVE!

July 12, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Squantz Pond | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Buying a Home in New Fairfield, CT

If your looking to buy a home in New Fairfield, CT – WONDERFUL!  My family and I moved here from Harrison, NY about 4-1/2 years ago and we LOVE it! 

picture-351Ball Pond – Scenery during my daily commute

New Fairfield borders Brewster, NY – making an easy commute to work for both myself to Century 21 V.J.F. Realty which is located right in Brewster – and my husband who commutes via I-684 to NYC.

picture-339Candlewood Lake

Why New Fairfield, CT

  • Accessibility to I-84 and I-684since we do have to work!
  • Great Schoolsmoved here with 5 kids and schools were very important to me.  Don’t have school age kids?  Please keep in mind that purchasing a home which a good school system is great for resale purposes!
  • Low Taxeswe have a comfortably spacious home on 2.1 acres – and pay less taxes than some homes that are 1/4 the size in my neighboring towns of NY.
  • Lot’s of choices for shopping in neighboring Danbury, CT including the Danbury Fair Mall With a large family, I spend lots of $$ in groceries, clothing and other necessities – having choices and paying low taxes on items that are taxable is great! 
  • Candlewood Lake – BEAUTIFUL!!!  60 + miles of shoreline – motorboats are allowed and if you don’t own one, no problem since you can always rent one!
  • Fresh air and scenic viewsYou can go hiking in Pootatuck State Forest or visit the state park of Squantz Pond – or just open your window and BREATHE!
  • Great for a first time home buyer and/or luxury buyerThere are 2 bedroom homes in the $200,000 price range, perfect for a first time home buyer – or large homes, some in private Candlewood Lake communities, for up to a few mil for the luxury buyer.
  • Lots of Wildlife – all I have to do is sit on my deck which faces the woods in my back yard.  There we will see families of deer, foxes, wild turkeys, coyotes – and many have seen bobcat and bear – these last 2, I honestly hope to NEVER see!

home-020Birds in my side yard

In the center of town you’ll find everything from Shaw’s Supermarket or for fresh meats and an awesome Deli, there is the New Fairfield Food Market. For a bite to eat there is Bruno’s Pizza, Biscotti’s, Portofino’s the local diner,  Chinese take out and other eateries. There is also Gas stations and repair shops, Physicians and Dentists, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, Hair and Nail salons, our local Hardware store, Banks, Dry Cleaners, Video store – and of course our New Fairfield Post Office, Town Hall and Library.  A small town life with all life’s necessities!

I plan on living here until I’m old and gray… sadly, both have already started!

picture-495Stream after a rain storm in my Backyard 

picture-0081Squantz Pond – State Park in New Fairfield, CT

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Candlewood Lake, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Channel Catfish Caught in Squantz Pond

    

My sister’s very good friend Janine and her husband, went fishing this weekend in Squantz Pond in New Fairfield, CT .  On Saturday at 1:00 am, Janine and her husband were surprised when they reeled out of the water a Channel Catfish of the white variation – a rarely seen fish and not common in Connecticut!

     

The DEP was been notified and Janine and her husband will qualify for a Trophy Fish Award!

                                           

October 6, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, Squantz Pond, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SQUANTZ POND – New Fairfield and Sherman, CT

Connecticut’s State Park – SQUANTZ POND in New Fairfield, CT  and Sherman, CT is opened from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 8am to 6:30pm for swimming, fishing, boating, scuba diving and picnicking.

The 172 acres are surrounded by mountains with hiking trails, a beach area and is a delight to photographers all year round.

History of Squantz Pond by Wikipedia:

Settlers from Fairfield, Connecticut received approval from the General Assembly to establish a new township and they negotiated with Chief Squantz of the Schaghticoke (tribe), a tribe of Algonquianlineage. They “purchased” a 32,000 acre (130 km²) tract of land, that is now New Fairfield and Sherman, for the equivalent of about 300 dollars and on April 24, 1729, The deed was recorded on May 9,1729, and is now deposited in the archives of the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.

It is said that Squantz Pond State Park takes its name from Chief Squantz who lived at the northern tip of the lake, which is now separated from the rest of Candlewood Lake by the Route 39 causeway. Before becoming a state park, the area around Squantz Pond was also a farm and an apple orchard. Despite many changes to the land, the presence of the original residents is still marked by occasionally uncovered artifacts such as stone adzes, mallets and other tools. The remains of an Indian canoe over 22 feet long and 5 feet wide was raised from the bottom of the lake, leading to speculation that even before the settlers came, Squantz Pond may have been much larger than it was just prior to its expansion during the flooding of Candlewood Lake.

SQUANTZ POND – a wonderful place for the family.  While visiting, please swim in the designated areas and have fun!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

June 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, Sherman, Squantz Pond, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments