Town offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd.

7.2 FAIRFIELD TOWN UPDATE

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Lake Mohegan

960 Morehouse Hwy 
 

Lake Mohegan Trails will be open for WALKING and EXERCISING only beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. The Beach at Lake Mohegan is opening Saturday June 19, 2020. 

  • Main parking lot will be open from 8:00am - 8:00pm to Fairfield Residents with a valid 2020 Fairfield Resident Beach Sticker or a valid Fairfield Drivers License with reduced capacity
  • Cascades parking lot will remain closed.
  • Residents that are walking together should be limited to immediate family members that are living together.  Physical distancing rules must be complied with.
  • Face coverings are recommended when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • All dogs must remain leashed 
  • The Beach at Lake Mohegan is opening to Fairfield Resident Pass Holders as of Saturday June 19, 2020; the hours are seven-days-a-week, 10:00am - 6:00pm.
  • The Splash Pad and playground will be open. AJ's at The Lake will be open and serving food and refreshments. 
  • Decisions to close will be made in conjunction with local law enforcement and the Health Department

 

Lake Mohegan and its surrounding open space comprise a total of 170.4 acres off Morehouse Highway. The Conservation Commission oversees Lake Mohegan Open Space Area with its many hiking trails. The popular swimming area is managed by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

During the summer months, the man made fresh water lake is open to swimmers in a designated area supervised by lifeguards. There are ropes at several depths, and young children aren’t allowed beyond a certain point without an adult. The large beach is sandy and sunny. There’s little natural shade, so beach umbrellas are a must.

In addition to the swimming, Lake Mohegan has a sprinkler park for children. Built and paid for by the volunteer organization Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids (SPARK), the fun zone is full of spouts, faucets and misters that will delight tiny toddlers and their older siblings too. The lake also has a playground, a snack bar, picnic shelter and restroom facilities. Fairfield Parks and Recreation holds swimming lessons in the calm lake waters for children beginning at age four. 

Parking at Lake Mohegan is FREE, but a fee is charged at the gate to enter the swimming area from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day.