Introduction to New Fairfield, Connecticut
New Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 5 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 56 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Danbury metropolitan area. New Fairfield has a population of 13,953.
New Fairfield History
The first English settlers arrived in this area in 1728. Shortly after that, 12 landowners from Squantz purchased the 31,000 acres of land on which the present day town of New Fairfield stands. In 1740, a 14 mile long area, which was known as the 'lower seven' and 'upper seven,' was incorporated as New Fairfield and Sherman, respectively.
New Fairfield and nearby Attractions
- Candlewood Lake
- Squantz Pond State Park
- Pootatuck State Forest
- Hatters Park
- Sunset Hill Golf Course
- Danbury Railway Museum
Things To Do In New Fairfield
Candlewood Lake is a popular area where people can enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Tourists flock to this area during the summer and enjoy boating, fishing and swimming. There are several golf courses around the town as well, all of which are well maintained and popular among local golfers. The Squantz Park, which is a part of the Candlewood Lake, provides amenities for diverse activities.
New Fairfield Transportation
Stewart International is the nearest major airport.
New Fairfield Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be found at Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University and Vassar College.