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Connecticut

One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut is a state rich in history. It is the southernmost state in New England and the wealthiest state in the country per capita. While it is the third smallest state in size in the USA, it is home to 167 cities in just 8 counties. The population of the state is actually less than nearby New York City.

Connecticut is full of charm and rural beauty. There are a number of beaches at the shore, with State parks and forests throughout the state, and many smaller parks as well. The biggest river of the country splits the state into half. 

Connecticut has been dairy farm country and cows used to dominate the rural landscape, but horses are about to take over. A census released in 2004 by the United States Department of Agriculture reported that there were 4,191 farms in the state in 2002, down from 4,905 in 1997, and that the number of cows has fallen 21 percent, to about 54,000. A survey by the University of Connecticut counted more than 47,000 horses. The University said that Connecticut already has the highest density of horses (one for every 68 people) in the country. Over 90% are purely used for recreational reasons. 

Connecticut is well known for its affluence, and one of the reasons is that it is so close in proximity to New York City. Connecticut is widely considered to be one of the safest states in the country.

The State's top schools include Yale University, and the State has numerous tourist attractions including world-class museums, Mystic Seaport, as well as the famous fall foliage.

Like most of New England, the weather in Connecticut is varied with the seasons. Although it can be highly unpredictable in the spring and fall months, the weather in Connecticut is generally stable compared to many other parts of the country.

 

Water Bodies

  • Alexander Lake
  • Amos Lake
  • Amston Lake
  • Anderson Pond
  • Andover Lake
  • Ash Creek
  • Ashford Lake
  • Ashland Pond
  • Aspetuck River
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Ball Pond
  • Bantam Lake
  • Bantam Lake
  • Barkhamsted Reservoir
  • Bashan Lake
  • Batterson Lake
  • Beach Pond
  • Beseck Lake
  • Bevin Pond
  • Blackberry River
  • Bolton Lake
  • Bunnells Pond
  • Burr Pond
  • Byram River
  • Candlewood Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Cedar Swamp Pond
  • Chatham Lake
  • Chester Creek
  • Cogers Pond
  • Coginchaug River
  • Columbia Lake
  • Connecticut River
  • Coventry Lake
  • Crescent Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Davis Pond
  • Diamond Lake
  • Doolittle Lake
  • Eagleville Pond
  • Eightmile River
  • Fall Mountain Lake
  • Falls River
  • Farmington River
  • Fisher Pond
  • Five Mile River
  • Floren Pond
  • Fox Hill Lake
  • Gale Pond
  • Gardner Lake
  • Gills Pond
  • Great Hill Pond
  • Green Fall River
  • Green Pond / Emerald Lake
  • Hall Meadow Brook
  • Hamilton Reservoir
  • Hammonasset River
  • Hartford Reservoir Number 5
  • Hartland Pond
  • Harwinton Lake
  • Hatch Pond
  • Hidden Lake
  • Higganum Reservoir
  • Highland Lake
  • Hockanum River
  • Hollenbeck River
  • Holly Pond
  • Hop River
  • Hopeville Pond
  • Horton Cove
  • Housatonic River
  • Hudson River
  • Indian Lake
  • Jeremy River
  • Keach Pond
  • Lake Beseck
  • Lake Bungee
  • Lake Chaffee
  • Lake Congamond
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Gaillard
  • Lake Garda
  • Lake Harwinton
  • Lake Hayward
  • Lake Hitchcock
  • Lake Laconia
  • Lake Lillinonah
  • Lake Mark
  • Lake Mauweehoo
  • Lake Mohegan
  • Lake Plymouth
  • Lake Pocotopaug
  • Lake Quassapaug
  • Lake Quonnipaug
  • Lake Saltonstall
  • Lake Success
  • Lake Terramuggus
  • Lake Waramaug
  • Lake Waubeeka
  • Lake Williams
  • Lake Winchester
  • Lake Woodbridge
  • Lake Woodstock
  • Lake Zoar
  • Lake Zoar
  • Lakeville Lake
  • Lemanquais Lake
  • Litchfield Lake
  • Little Pond
  • Little Wolf River
  • Long Island Sound
  • Long Pond
  • Lower Kohanza Lake
  • Mamanasco Lake
  • Manitook Lake
  • Mansfield Hollow Lake
  • Marshapaug River
  • Mashapaug Pond
  • Mianus River
  • Mill River
  • Moodus Reservoir
  • Mount Hope River
  • Muddy Pond
  • Mystic River
  • Nash's Pond
  • Naugatuck River
  • Nepaug River
  • North Spectacle Lake
  • Norwalk River
  • Nystrom Pond
  • Oxoboxo Lake
  • Oyster River
  • Pachaug Pond
  • Park Pond
  • Pequonnock River
  • Pickerel Lake
  • Pinewood Lake
  • Pomperaug River
  • Pratt Read Reservior
  • Quinebaug River
  • Quinnipiac River
  • Rainbow Lake
  • Red Cedar Lake
  • Rocky River
  • Rogers Lake
  • Rooster River
  • Round Pond
  • Salmon Kill River
  • Salmon River
  • Saugatuck Reservoir
  • Saugatuck River
  • Scantic River
  • Secret Lake
  • Shaker Pines Lake
  • Shenipisit Lake
  • Sherwood Millpond
  • Shetucket River
  • Silver Lake
  • Simons Pond
  • Smith Pond - Tolland County
  • Squantz Pond
  • Staffordville Lake
  • Still River
  • Streets Pond
  • Taunton Pond
  • Ten Mile River
  • Thames River
  • Timber Lake
  • Toby Pond
  • Trap Falls Reservoir
  • Twin Lakes
  • Tyler Lake
  • Wangumbaug Lake
  • Wappaquasset Pond
  • Wataba Lake / Rainbow Lake
  • West Hill Pond
  • West Lake
  • West River
  • Whale Bone Creek
  • Whispering Pines Lake
  • Whiting River
  • Willimantic River
  • Wilson Pond
  • Winchester Club Pond
  • Witches Woods Lake
  • Wononskopomuc Lake
  • Wood Pond
  • Wood River
  • Woodridge Lake
  • Yantic River

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