Great Hollow Lake takes up one side of Wolfe Park, with its own entrance off Purdy Hill Road.
Visitors enjoy…More relaxing and sunbathing on the sandy, 700-foot beach and swimming in the 16-acre lake, which was constructed and excavated from 1972 to 1976 as a welcome addition to William E. Wolfe Park.</p>
<p>Aside from swimming, the body of water is used for rowboats and fishing. It is recognized as a trout park and is stocked by the state of Connecticut.</p>
<p>Hikers can walk a three-quarter-mile path around Great Hollow Lake, and the beach area has a concession stand with lunch food, snacks and cold drinks.</p>
Helping Hands Family Daycare 32 Ryegate Ter, Monroe, CT06468 Helping Hands Family Daycare is owned and operated by Becky Schwartz who opened the facility in April, 2006. Ms.…More Schwartz has a degree in early childhood education and is a certified head teacher, CPR certified and licensed in the state of Connecticut. The daycare is set up in a spacious facility that gives children the opportunity to play and learn. Field trips are also taken to such places as the Beardsley Zoo and Great Hollow Lake.
The town bought the first half of what is now William E. Wolfe Park in 1967 and developed it with federal, state and…More local funds.</p>
<p>It has grown significantly over the years to include a pool, basketball and tennis courts, a football field, several baseball diamonds and soccer fields, playgrounds and picnic areas.</p>
<p>One part of the park is dedicated to concerts and Great Hollow Lake offers a beach experience, with fishing, row boating and hiking and biking trails.</p>
<p>This summer Wolfe Park celebrated the opening of a brand new pool, which replaced the old one on the Cutlers Farm Road side of the park.</p>