Introduction to Brookfield, Connecticut
Brookfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 6 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 59 miles NE of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Danbury metropolitan area. Brookfield has a population of 15,664.
This area was originally inhabited by the Potatuck Indians. After English settlers came to this area, they named it Newbury. It was created on lands taken from the three towns of Newtown, New Milford and Danbury. The town was officially incorporated as Brookfield in 1778. It was named after Reverend Thomas Brooks, who was the first minister in the area.
Brookfield and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Golf Course
- Candlewood Boat and Beach Club
- Brookfield Center Historic District
- Brookfield Historical Society
- Candlewood Lake
- George C Waldo State Park
Things To Do In Brookfield
Brookfield has several parks which offer facilities like picnic tables, barbeque grills, playgrounds, soccer, baseball and softball fields and tennis and volleyball courts. The city also has a number of lakes and ponds where one can enjoy boating, swimming and fishing. There are some excellent hiking trails in Brookfield as well.
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.
Brookfield Higher Education
Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University offer higher educational opportunities.