New Milford, CT
New Milford is located in picturesque Litchfield County, a few miles north off I-84 and 90 miles from Manhattan. With a population of approximately 6,465 in 67 square miles, New Milford is a large town with a small town feeling.
The town is mainly accessible by car travel via State Route 7 and 202. New Milford is located on the Route 7 bus loop of HART transit. The historic New Milford train station is located in the heart of town but hasn’t been operational since 1970.
New Milford has a highly rated school system with upgraded buildings and beautiful athletic turf fields.
New Milford’s town green is the heart of the town and is surrounded by side walked streets, local shopping, restaurants and a movie theater. The town has community events year round such as a farmers market, summer block party, GOAT days, outdoor movies, concerts and downtown sip and stroll. Each Sunday the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market draws many shoppers looking to find their next treasure in town.
New Milford has a wide array of natural spaces for outdoor activities- hiking at Lover’s Leap State Park, walking, running, or biking The River Trail, meeting the resident peacocks at Harrybrooke Park, or visiting the shores of the Housatonic River or Candlewood Lake. Canine residents enjoy playing at Candlewoof Dog Park. Candlewood Valley Country Club, scenic 18-hole public golf course offers outings, lessons and play in an impeccably maintained setting.
Lyn Deming Park is New Milford’s town park on Candlewood Lake; it has a beach, picnic area, restrooms, and pavilion. It is open to residents who hold a vehicle pass purchased through the New Milford Parks and Recreation department. Non-residents can purchase a day pass from the parks and recreation department as well.
Lyn Deming Park has over 80 boat slips and a boat launch for residents only.
Gerard’s Waters Edge Marina provides boat sales, service, and rentals.