Shenipsit Lake Article

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Shenipsit Lake
Location Tolland County, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°53′4.7″N 72°25′34″W / 41.884639°N 72.42611°W / 41.884639; -72.42611
SHENIPSIT LAKE Latitude and Longitude:

41°53′4.7″N 72°25′34″W / 41.884639°N 72.42611°W / 41.884639; -72.42611
Typenatural lake, reservoir
Primary outflows Hockanum River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area522.8 acres (2.116 km2)

Shenipsit Lake (or Snipsic lake; shin-ip-SIT), known locally as "The Snip", is a natural lake used as a water storage facility with a water size of 522.8 acres (2.116 km2) located in Tolland County, Connecticut, bordering the towns of Ellington, Tolland and the Rockville section of Vernon, Connecticut, at 41°53′4.7″N 72°25′34″W / 41.884639°N 72.42611°W / 41.884639; -72.42611. It is the source of the Hockanum River.

History

Native American trails pass directly by Shenipsit Lake. The trails were used by early European settlers to proceed from the East towards the Connecticut River. The trail exists in parts unpaved near the lake.

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