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Shenipsit Lake
Location Tolland County, Connecticut
Type natural lake, reservoir
Primary outflows Hockanum River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 522.8 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.


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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