New Fairfield surrounds the largest inland body of water in Connecticut, which is Candlewood Lake. With a population of just over 13,000, the majority of New Fairfield’s opulent beachfront homes are occupied all year long.
Originally spelled “Newfairfield,” it’s rumored that this city was a 31,000-acre piece of land purchased by the “Proprietors” for $300. The deed was recorded on May 9, 1729, and is now housed in the archives at the state capital in Hartford, Connecticut.
Candlewood Lake is the pride of the city. The name was inspired by the Native American practice of using stripped pine tree woods for making fire. Connecticut Light and Power or CL&P started its first construction in the lake in 1926 to develop a hydroelectric power source for the region. The towns of New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford, Brookfield, and Danbury all share the lake’s shores.
Other than Candlewood Lake, New Fairfield has much to offer. Discover the beauty and wonder of the area for yourself by visiting the places below.
The name is derived from Chief Squantz, a Schaghticoke chief who ruled over what is now New Fairfield and Sherman in the 18th century. It is long and wide, with a fenced swimming area, bathrooms, a boat launch, campsites, and lifeguards on duty most days during summer vacation.
This state forest is the best place for activities like hiking, mountain biking, and many more activities. Just follow the same trails as when going to Squantz Pond State Park where you’ll see several paths to choose from. Most people choose to travel through the path leading to the mesmerizing view on top of the Squantz Pond on the Blue Trail.
Situated just above the state line at Putnam Lake is this shelter for almost 200 farm animals and wild species. The Green Chimneys organization is a diverse non-profit organization that primarily serves children and young people who have experienced difficulty in traditional learning environments.
As the United States hat-making capital during the late 18th century and until the early 20th century, Danbury used to produce millions of hats annually. Learn more about its history and accomplishments as the “Hat City” by visiting the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. Tarrywile Park has 722 acres of parkland; enjoy a relaxing walk with beautiful and fresh greenery around.
Taste the finest wines in New Fairfield here at White Silo Farm and Winery under the wooden beams of old barns. Its wine comes in small bottles with various flavors like grapes, Marquette, Frontenac, and Cayuga. The farm also takes part in the asparagus festival growing a large asparagus crop in spring.
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