Introduction to Wilton, Connecticut
Wilton, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 5 miles N of Norwalk, Connecticut and 42 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Stamford - Norwalk metropolitan area with. Wilton contains a population of approximately 17,633.
The land between the Norwalk and Saugatuck Rivers was purchased by Roger Ludlow from Native Americans in 1640. The area was then known as Norwalk. The first European settlements were established in the Norwalk River Valley at the end of the 17th century. This area came to be known as Wilton, after the English town. The first meeting house was constructed in Wilton in 1726. The official incorporation of the town took place in 1802. Shoemaking, carriage building, distilleries and shirt making industries were established here in the 19th century.
Wilton and nearby Attractions
- Wilton Heritage Museum
- Weir Farm National Historic Site
- Wilton Riding Club
- Town Forest
- Woodcock Nature Center
- Silvermine Golf Club
Things To Do In Wilton
Those interested in the history and culture of the area can visit the Weir Farm National Historic Site and the Wilton Heritage Museum. The Woodcock Nature Center, Cherry Lane Park, Allens Meadows Park and Schencks Island Park are ideal places to visit as well. One can also enjoy sports and other fitness activities at the Wilton Riding Club, the Silvermine Golf Club and the Rolling Hills Country Club. The Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair and the Wilton Rotary Carnival are some of the annual celebrations in the town of Wilton.
Danbury Municipal Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Wilton Higher Education
Norwalk Community College, the University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University are close by.