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Historic Lake Congamond


Long ago, the Lakes were used for a variety of reasons including Ice Harvesting and Recreation, including Carnivals and Steam Boat Rides. Babbs Beach, on Middle Pond, was  a popular place to go for swimming, boating, roller skating, dancing, picnicking, playground and ball field, and a great snack bar.

The Southwick Historical Society also has much information about the history of the Congamond Lakes as well as the surrounding communities. There is a fantastic book available on the subject.

There is another old pamphlet published in cooperation with Babbs Beach that dates back to the early 1960's. There is a wealth of historic information and even some aerial photography in it's pages. Some of the photos date back to early 1900's. The file is a large one (7.8 Mb) so it will take a minute or so to load, and it requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader (.PDF format)