Nestled within one of Connecticut’s most historic and exclusive regions our Greater New Milford Area offers some of the most pristine New England vistas, delighting both residents and tourists year round.
Lover’s Leap, Lake Lillinonah; New Milford, Connecticut
In the fall, the Litchfield Hills come alive with a dazzling, multicolored display of foliage which attracts visitors from near and far. Winter offers constantly changing panoramic views of a region seemingly stilled beneath its snow, but in fact pulsating with newness and change and varied activities.
Springtime here, as elsewhere, is a time of reawakening and renewal, and the Greater New Milford area becomes green and blooming while it stretches and paints and sweeps and shines in preparation for the influx of visitors it gains each summer. Crossing Veterans’ Bridge into New Milford and one of New England’s most beautiful village greens, thousands of visitors flock each year to our Greater New Milford region – a vital part of the Litchfield Hills, which is nationally and internationally recognized as “Connecticut’s second most visited leisure travel destination.” Lake Candlewood, the state’s largest, sheds its ice in springtime and beckons boating enthusiasts again from the six towns on its shores. Lake Lillinonah, with its still largely undeveloped shoreline, offers the discerning visitor a striking glimpse into yesteryear.
The climate in the Housatonic (“Place Beyond the Mountains”) Valley is moderate; rarely is the area afflicted with intense heat or bitter cold.
Geography has been kind to the Greater New Milford area. Situated on the state’s western border, it is roughly an equal distance from Long Island Sound in the south and the Massachusetts border in the north – about an hour and a half’s drive each way.
Likewise, it is little more than an hour and half’s drive to New York City, and no more to Hartford, the state’s capital. The urban centers of New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and Waterbury are also within a short distance from the area.
Greater New Milford’s accessibility increases steadily as a network of expressways reaches toward it. Now but short distances away are the Saw Mill River Parkway to New York City, the Taconic State Parkway north to Albany and Massachusetts, and Interstate 84 into New York State or to Hartford.
The Greater New Milford region’s rich history and new spirit make this pleasant New England community an ideal place in which to live, work and play.