At 280 acres and averaging 22 feet deep, Squantz Pond pushes the limits of what we might ordinarily call a ‘pond’. Upon glancing at the map, though, Squantz Pond reveals itself to be a rather narrow cove of Candlewood Lake, the largest body of freshwater in Connecticut. Woodlands that blanket the hills rising from the western shores of Squantz Pond extend unbroken into Pootatuck State Forest.
This photograph was taken from the middle of Squantz Pond as the ice sheet covering its waters was roughly 12″ thick at this point in late February. Ice of that thickness is generally capable of supporting a large, clustered group of people… even a small car!