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Twin Lakes Association

Caring for the Twin Lakes of Salisbury, Connecticut, for More Than a Century

Keep the Lakes Fun for All

  • Treat all boaters, lake residents, and wildlife with respect and consideration.
  • Sound carries over water. Turn down the music, especially in the early and late evening and if your boat has externally facing speakers.
  • When anchoring with other boats, stay 500 feet offshore and consider tying up where there are few homes nearby.
  • Avoid large wakes, and casting near docks, boats, and swimmers.
  • Follow safe-boating rules and keep the lakes trash free.


The Twin Lakes Association is a volunteer-based nonprofit that manages the lakes in a scientifically sound manner balancing the interests of all concerned. We sponsor scientific studies, publish long-term management plans, engage with other lake associations across the state to advocate best practices, and more. The lakes are in the northwest corner and serve as an important freshwater resource for Connecticut. We are an outdoors oriented community with interests from hiking, cycling and fishing to skiing, paddling and kayaking.

This photo by Michael Nachbar of a paddle boarder in light rain won first place in the TLA 2022 “activities” photo contest. Second place went to Margaret Greene for her picture of a sunset swim.

In Season Fall colors are in the full bloom and morning fog is on the water. Enjoy this livestream.


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Zebra mussels were much less noticeable in the lakes this year. But if you are just now removing items from the lake, you may find some late bloomers. https://t.co/M8YOeqTjik twinlakesassoc2 photo

Zebra mussels take the year off. This test block was recently pulled from the Twin Lakes. Very few mussels. https://t.co/W09lnx8kXz twinlakesassoc2 photo

Amazing Experiences

Twin Lakes provides diverse experiences for outdoor-minded people. The area has a large sampling of birds and other wildlife. There are hiking trails and cycling routes. The lakes attract people who fish as well as those who like to boat, tube, swim, kayak, paddle and ski.

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Twin Lakes are in the Northwest corner of Connecticut in the foothils of the Berkshire Mountains, a two or three hour drive from both New York City and Boston.