About New Fairfield
Small town New Fairfield is a summer resort destination known for its four scenic lakes. Candlewood Lake, the largest in Connecticut, is popular year-round and much beloved by boaters and fishermen alike. The lake’s 60-mile-long shoreline is dotted with five-star recreational facilities including golf courses, beaches and marinas.
Also popular with swimmers, kayakers and picnickers is nearby Squantz Pond State Park. Eighty-two acre Ball Pond offers additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Other lesser known venues, like Hidden Valley and Williams Pond, offer further choices for hiking, nature study, bird-watching, photography, ice skating and ice hockey. Town-managed facilities include beaches, picnicking areas, a 150-slip marina, small museum, ball fields and a bocci court. Summer concerts are held at Memorial Field.
Shops, restaurants and galleries in New Fairfield Center are located less than a mile from The Woods at Dunham Pond; the New Fairfield Senior Center, with a full roster of classes from tai chi to watercolor painting, is located across the street from the entrance to our community. Also nearby are the Danbury Fair Mall, nationally acclaimed Richter Golf Course (ranked by Golf Digest among the top 25 municipal golf courses in the nation and, more recently, in August 2013, named as the #1 best golf course in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine), art and antique attractions in the Litchfield County hills and major interstate thoroughfares that provide easy access to Westchester County, Lower Fairfield County and east/west destinations such as Pennsylvania and Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Western Connecticut Health Network provides world-class patient care through nearby Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital.
New Fairfield enjoys close proximity to the Brewster Train Station, which makes it ideal for commuters or day trippers headed for New York City. Trains depart hourly for Grand Central Station on the Metro North line. Nearby Danbury Municipal Airport offers air taxi service and chartered flights that eliminate long drives and traffic en route to major international airports and other destinations.