Lake Beseck Living

~All things Lake Beseck brought together in one informative space~

Whether you are interested in family activities in the area, efforts being made toward issues such as weed control and algae of the lake, becoming a volunteer, or you want to stay on top of crime events in the area, this is the place to be.

Calendar of Events April-July 2013


(TRIP CANCELLED-for Tickets to see fireworks, contact Mijoy at 860-443-0663. Ticket price $40 from Waterford docks)

Middlefield Park and Rec is now taking reservations for their annual voyage to New London Harbor for another incredible Sailfest Fireworks display.

Date: Sat. July 13th  

Tickets are $60 per person. (round trip transportation from Middlefield)

The bus will leave the Middlefield Community Center promptly at 6 p.m. and will return around midnight.

To reserve tickets, send email to:  (reservations by order of email)

Snack and drinks will be available for purchase on the boat.  Coolers are welcome.

Check's payable to:

Middlefield Parks and Recreation-405 Main St. Middlefield, CT 06455

For additional info contact: Amy at 860-638-8830 or Chris at 860-349-7122


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Lake Community Clean-up April 20th

The Lake Beseck clean-up kicks off at the beach parking lot on Sat April 20th @ 10am. Join us for a hour or so of exercise, socializing and amusement as we gather litter from the streets around the lake.   To make it fun, take a pic of you and the litter you collected.   The picture with the most votes, wins a prize!

Invasive Aquatic Plant Workshop offered-EARTH DAY April 22

Learn how to identify and prevent the ever growing population of invasive aquatic plants.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will be doing an exciting workshop that will help people identify invasive aquatic plants that occur in Connecticut lakes.  The workshop will begin with a PowerPoint presentation.  After the presentation, Ag Station scientists will teach you how to distinguish the invasive plants from native species.  Participants will identify 12 live invasive plants to become familiar with the differences among them.  Scientists will talk about different management techniques and answer any of your questions.

By training lake users to look for and report invasive aquatic plants, it will increase the likelihood that the invaders will be found soon after they arrive and before they establish.

The plant identification workshop will be held at 6pm on April 22nd at the Community Center Auditorium.   To register, contact Amy at

Spring DEEP C.A.R.E. Fishing workshop May 4th 12-4 p.m.

Join Middlefield Park and Rec on Sat May 4th when we host a FREE DEEP C.A.R.E. Fishing Class


CARE (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) is a FREE program run by the CT DEEP (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) whose goal is to introduce families to the exciting sport of fishing.  The fishing program is conducted by certified DEEP C.A.R.E. instructors. Topics will include how and where fish live, fishing laws and regulations, fish identification, fishing tackle and techniques, how to cast, sportsmanship, safety, and how to fillet and cook your catch.

All required class materials and equipment will be provided.

The class is free of charge and open to all. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sat May 4th 2013

Time: 12p-4p  (2 hr class time/2 hour hands on fishing at the lake)

To register:  Contact Chris 860-349-7122 or Amy 860-638-8830

You can also visit our website at:

*anglers age 16 and older must have a valid 2013 Connecticut Fishing License

LBA Parade & Potluck Picnic July 27th

The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the old bus parking lot on Lake Rd. and end at the beach.  It's early, so you have plenty of time to come up with your coolest, craziest and most adorable ideas for the parade.  Have fun with it!  Judges will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Winners will be featured on the Lake Beseck Living website.  (prizes to be determined)

We will be looking for volunteers to lend a hand setting up at the beach.  We will start to set up the tents, tables, etc around 9:30 a.m.

This is a potluck affair.  The Lake Beseck Association will provide the burgers, hot dogs, and drinks.  We are just asking people with last names beginning with A through G to bring a dessert, H through M to bring an appetizer, N through Z to bring any type of salad.  

When sending dues this year, please make note of our new PO Box.  Dues are $10 per person or $20 per family and can be sent to LAKE BESECK ASSOCIATION, PO BOX 33, Middlefield, CT 06455.  So we can maintain accurate records, please include your name, email address as well as your mailing address with your check.  Thank you.  :)