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An authentic blend of small town and country living offering wonderful shops and restaurants in this historic New England village.

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New Milford is an authentic blend of small town and country living. Enjoy the shops and restaurants in the historic New England village that is surrounded by a picturesque Town Green. Explore Lover's Leep State Park with its iconic bridge, or hicke the trails at the town parks and nature preserve. Water enthusiasts can kayak, or fish on the Housatonic River and swim or go boating on Candlewood Lake, the state's largest lake.

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Facts about New Milford

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1712.

Named from:

  • Settled from Milord in 1707, named in 1703. Indian name, "Weantinock" or "Weantinogue."

County:

  • Litchfield County.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Roger Sherman, Founding Father of the United States and signer of four major documents of the Revolutionary War-era including the Declaration of Independence.
  • Skitch Henderson, condutor, pianist, radio and television entertainer, founder and conductor of the New York Pops. Founder of Hunt Hill Farm Foundation.

Top Attractions:

  • Candlewood Lake.
  • Lover's Leep State Park.
  • Town Green.
  • Hunt Hill Farm Trust/Silo.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Outdoor Art Festival, mid-June.
  • "Open Your Eyes" Artist Studio Tour, late-June.
  • Fourth of July Celebration & Carnival, July.
  • Village Fair Days & Road Race, late-July.
  • Concerts on the Green, August.
  • Manhattan Short Film Festival, early-October.
  • Harvest Festival, mid-October.
  • Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony, late-November.
  • Christmas Carol Sing, mid-December.

Quality of town/city:

  • New Milford is an authentic blend of small town and country living. Enjoy the shops and restaurants in the historic New England village that is surrounded by a picturesque Town Green. Explore Lover's Leep State Park with its iconic bridge, or hicke the trails at the town parks and nature preserve. Water enthusiasts can kayak, or fish on the Housatonic River and swim or go boating on Candlewood Lake, the state's largest lake.

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