Long Meadow Pond


Long Meadow Lake has a surface area of 110 acres. It has a maximum depth of 7 feet and an average depth of 4.2 feet. At the northern end of the lake is an earthen dam. With the exception of the northern half of the eastern shore that is forested, the area around Long Meadow Lake is mostly developed. Most of the houses do not have shoreline buffers. NOTE: Statistics taken from The State of Connecticut (The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station) web site


Public Access

Public non-motor boat access on the public side of the lake is controlled by the Long Meadow Lake Association.


Kasson Grove Lake Access

Beach property and boat launches are not open to the public and may be used only by the Association’s property owners in good standing or residents and their guests. (Oridance 2010.11 - Beach and Boat Launch.)

Motorboats are not allowed on the lake. Non-motorboats, canoes and kayaks are required to have boat stickers displayed on the vessels. Boat stickers are provided free by the Kasson Grove Property Owners Association to members in good standing.


Kasson Grove Property Owners Association Ordinances Concerning Long Meadow Pond

2010.11 - Beach and Boat Launch. (Revised 2011) Use of the Association’s beach property and boat launches is governed by the following rules: (a)Beach property and boat launches are not open to the public and may be used only by the Association’s property owners in good standing or residents and their guests. (b) Beach property and boat launches are closed daily and may not be used from 9:30 p.m. until sunrise, except for events approved under Ordinance 2010.12. (c) Users assume all risks of personal injury, property damage, and other losses arising from the use of beach property and boat launches. No lifeguard is on duty. Children under the age of 12 must be closely supervised by a responsible adult at all times. (d) Open fires, breakable containers, littering, watercraft in designated swimming areas, and bikes on the beach are all prohibited. (e) Dogs and pets (other than assistance animals) are not allowed on the beach property. (f) Foul language, obscene gestures, taunting, roughhousing, and all other nuisance behavior are prohibited. (g) Snowmobiles and all-terrain-vehicles may not use the beach or boat launches to access the lake. (h) All watercraft must be removed from the boat launches by October 1 of each year. (i) All applicable laws of the State of Connecticut and ordinances of the Town of Bethlehem must be obeyed. (j) Any person violating this ordinance is subject to immediate expulsion, suspension of use privileges, and enforcement actions under Ordinance 2010.13.


2010.12 - Beach Parties. Use of the Association’s beach property for any party or social gathering is governed by the following rules: (a) A property owner in good standing or resident of the Association must submit a written request and agree to such terms as the Board of Governors may require. (b) The requestor accepts full responsibility for all personal injury, property damage, and other losses arising from the event and for proper cleanup afterwards, and shall indemnify the Association for any liability. (c) The requestor must submit a deposit, as established by the Board but in no event less than $100.00, from which the costs of any such losses or failure to clean up will be deducted. (d) Residents of the Association may not be excluded from use of the beach during the event, and no more than fifty nonresidents may attend. (e) Breakable containers, live music with amplifiers, disorderly parking or parking outside of designated areas, blocking of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and violations of the Association’s applicable ordinances are all prohibited. (f) All state laws relating to alcohol must be followed, and serving alcohol to minors is strictly forbidden. (g) The period from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. should be limited to quiet activities without loud music or disturbances. The event must end with lights off by 12:00 a.m. Note that the Connecticut State Police are advised of all such events and are provided with a copy of this ordinance. (h) Refer to Ordinance 2010.11 for other applicable regulations.


Children Must Have Adult Supervision on the Beach

Per regulation 2010.11 in the Kasson Grove Property Owners Association Ordinances, 

“No lifeguard is on duty. Children under the age of 12 must be closely supervised by a responsible adult at all times.”

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