Lake Activities include Beaching, Boating, Fishing and extras like Swimming Lessons, SUP Yoga,
Island Camping and Pavilion Rental
Beach - Open Dates
Opens Memorial Day Weekend, 5/25-5/27 from 11am – 7pm. Check Facebook for daily updates throughout the season.
Our beautiful beach is perfect for instant play dates for the kids, time to chill with friends or a day reclined with a good book.
Movie Nights on the Beach
As a member or NON member, join us for outdoor movies on the beach! Bring a blanket and snacks. Dates: 6/19, 7/24, & 8/21 and Classic Movie nights are on 7/10, 7/21 & 8/14. Check our FACEBOOK page for showtime changes and showings
SWIM LESSONS: Register for any session either
1. At the BEACH PARTY on Sat, 6/6 11-12pm or
2. Mail in form found under Activities on andoverlakect.com for cost & possible date changes
(Ask about private lessons or Mom & Tot classes!)
WEEKDAY SESSIONS: 10 days (M-F): 6/22-7/3 and/or 7/13-7/24
Half hour classes available 10-10:30, 10:30-11, 11-11:30, 11:30-12
SAT SESSION (8 day): 6/27-8/15, 10-10:45am
Class size will be small to individualize & personalize the instruction. Level 1: Intro to Water Skills, Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Level 3: Stroke Development, Level 4: Stroke Improvement, Level 5: Stroke Refinement, Level 6: Lifeguard Readiness. Discounts available if you sign up for both sessions. To register, click on link below:
Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga
Saturday mornings “Like” Andover Lake SUP Yoga for more info. Teacher, Linda Derick, is certified by the Yoga Alliance and American Canoe Assn. as a SUP instructor. It’s a fantastic way to transform from your work week into a blissful weekend. A portion of the tuition goes to ALPOA.
For more info contact instructor, Linda Derick at 860-655-4409 or
Rent the Pavilion!
Rent the picnic area for your own party! Members can have preplanned events at the beach ensuring equal access to all facilities by all members. To obtain a Beach Party Request Form please click below:
Camping on the Island
Have the entire island to yourself for an overnight camping extravaganza!
The Island can be used between 9PM and 9AM only if a permit has been obtained 48 hours in advance, with $25 non-refundable deposit. Cick below for permit and details. If using your device to view this, click on Contact & Forms to view
permit or access via your laptop.
View the the Right of Way map (on boating tab) to view all the locations you can easily launch your boat. Canoe, paddle or kayak around the island and meet up with friends!
Fishing and Ice Fishing
Andover Lake offers some of the best fishing in the state of Connecticut, open year round. Just be sure to have your fishing license, and you can enjoy our no "closed season" providing great fishing opportunities from a boat or from a shore for a novice as well as the more experienced angler.
Fish species available to test the anglers skills include: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead, White Catfish, Pumpkinseed, Bluegills, Red breasted Sunfish, and Yellow Perch.
Most anglers practice "Catch and Release", thereby ensuring an excellent fishery for future generations.
Although the lake is for ALPOA members only, all State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rules and regulations, as defined in the yearly Anglers Guide, are applicable and enforced. This includes, but is not limited to, the size and number of fish takes, as well as the need for a valid CT fishing license for anyone over 16 years of age. The Anglers Guide is distributed with the purchase of a fishing license, which can be purchased at any Town Hall's Town Clerk's office, Sports Shop or K-Mart.