Introduction to Wolcott, Connecticut
Wolcott, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 4 miles NE of Waterbury, Connecticut and 78 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Waterbury metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,215 people lived in Wolcott.
John Alcock arrived here from New Haven in 1731, becoming the first European to settle in Wolcott. He was a rich landowner who built a house on Spindle Hill and was soon followed by other early settlers. Wolcott was officially incorporated in 1796.
Wolcott and nearby Attractions
- Peterson Park
- Farmingbury Hills Country Club
- Hitchcock Lake
- Mount Southington Ski Area
- Railroad Museum of New England
- Lock Museum of America
Things To Do In Wolcott
The Wolcott Country Fair is a local event held every August, featuring several entertaining programs and activities. Those who enjoy spending time in the outdoors often spend their days hiking through the Mattatuck Trail. The Woodtick Recreation Center, with its numerous recreational facilities, is popular among residents and visitors alike. The Mount Southington Ski Area is also nearby.
Bradley International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Wolcott Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University and Central Connecticut State University.