As the heat and humidity settle into Connecticut, our workdays become a constant battle against sticky discomfort lately. Amid sweltering afternoons and never-ending to-do lists, the allure of lake days grows stronger, beckoning us with the promise of calm waters and carefree moments. We are so lucky in Western Connecticut to have so many wonderful lakes within driving distance: Lake Zoar, Lake Lillinonah, Candlewood Lake, Lake Waramaug, Lake Quassapaug, Bantam Lake... So, whether you are planning a solo retreat, a romantic getaway, or a fun-filled day with friends and family, stop by Piper and Dune online or in-store to ensure you have all the necessary items for a memorable experience.
Piper and Dune carries everything you would need for a perfect day in the sun. Packing skincare essentials such as California Mango Sunscreen and Poppy and Pout Lip Balm will help shield your skin effectively. Don’t forget your favorite pair of Rheo’s Sunglasses - they float if you drop them in the lake!), a wide-brimmed hat or your favorite Lake Life baseball cap, and a lightweight cover-up to ensure you keep cool and take on the sun’s rays in style. In the chilly afternoon by the fire, take the chill out of the damp night air with one of our ‘Lake’ sweaters; comfy and casual but also cool and trendy.
Pack a few towels into Shore Bags perfect canvas tote. For drying off after a swim or lounging on the lakeshore Dock and Bay towels are an excellent choice for a quick-drying option during your lake day adventures. Not only do they offer functionality, but they also prioritize sustainability by being made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles. This lightweight and compact design makes them easy to carry and pack, allowing you to maximize space in your beach bag or backpack. Dock and Bay towels come in various sizes and styles, including options specifically designed for kids. They also offer picnic blankets which are perfect for your lake day adventures.
Speaking of picnics, no lake day is complete without a delicious picnic by the water’s edge. Pack a cooler filled with refreshing drinks, fruits, sandwiches, and snacks into one of Corkcicles Chillpods; they keep all of your favorite refreshments cold for up to ten days. Don’t forget to wrap your snacks in our Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps, ensuring sustainability and freshness. Don’t forget to bring reusable water bottles to stay hydrated. Piper and Dune has plenty of options, from our favorite Corkcicle bottles to our signature Piper and Dune Que collapsable Bottles.
Create an ambient atmosphere by bringing a portable speaker or music device such as Mad Man’s Boomerang Waterproof and Wireless Speaker. This portable speaker combines durability, convenience, and excellent sound quality, ensuring you can enjoy your favorite tunes while immersing yourself in the beauty of the lake.
Aside from water activities, consider bringing other entertainment forms to keep everyone engaged. Pickleball is all of the rage right now, learn how and get your competition on with the Pendleton Pickleball Paddles. These paddles are designed to provide excellent performance and control, allowing you to take your pickleball to the next level. Bottle Bash is a classic outdoor game that brings friends and family together for hours of fun and friendly competition. This easy-to-set-up game is perfect for backyard gatherings, picnics, and days on the lake.
Preparing for the perfect lake day involves packing the right essentials to ensure comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout your experience. Enjoy all those favorite lake time moments by taking one of our aerial view lake maps home. From Candlewood Lake to Lillinonah, we know that the lake holds special memories. From protective gear to picnic supplies and water activities, Piper and Dune carries the key items you need to make the most of your time by the lake. So gather your belongings, soak in the natural beauty, and create unforgettable memories during your next lake day adventure.
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Emma, Chris, and the Piper and Dune Family