Bordered by Sherman, Kent, Warren, Washington, Roxbury, Bridgewater and Brookfield, New Milford offers hiking, boating on Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah, fishing, easy access to golfing at world class golf courses, Bulls Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, The Club at River Oaks in Sherman as well as Candlewood Valley Country Club, a public golf course located on Route 7 in New Milford. There is canoeing or rafting on the Housatonic, minutes to the Appalachian Trail in South Kent at Bulls Bridge, many fine town and state parks. There is so much to do. We have fine restaurants, art galleries, and perhaps one of the most scenic greens in New England! Drop by and check it out for yourself.
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Gaylordsville, CT 06755, is actually part of New Milford, and was founded in 1725 by Mr. Gaylord, a surveyor who understood immediately what he saw in front of him. He quickly bought up parcels of what is now known as Gaylordsville, CT. Gaylordsville, CT has its own U.S. Post office and zip code, the local Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department is a treasure, there is the Gaylordsville Country Store where the locals meet and greet and solve all the problems of the world. Steeped in local history, and wrapped in Litchfield County eye candy, Gaylordsville, CT is a truly wonderful place to call home.
Northville, New Milford, CT is a wonderful area in the north eastern side of town. Here you can find some well established subdivisions, old farms, great restaurants and beautiful antique homes nestled in the shadow of Bear Hill. The Northville Market is a favorite food market for so many with its wonderful deli section and unique and wonderful food selection. I love to stop in and pick up a quick dinner for my family there, each of us can have exactly what we like with no fuss no muss.
Rumor has it that originally Bear Hill was originally called Bare Hill due to the charcoal making that went on there. The hillsides suffered from slash and burn syndrome, as much of Connecticut did. Now that is a distant memory. Homes are nestled in the woods and hillsides, making for a wonderful rural woodland setting.
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Merryall, New Milford, Connecticut. The section of New Milford known as Merryall is set in the beautiful hills of Litchfield County in the northern part of New Milford between Kent and New Preston. It has long been an extremely popular section of town. The homes are nestled in a highly wooded area, with homes, large estates and farms spotting the countryside.
For those people looking for a luxury second home, there are wonderful antiques set on larger tracts of land in the Merryall section of New Milford, CT. A mere 20 minutes from the Metro North train station in Windgale, New York, and close to Route 22 in New York, it is a 90 minute drive to downtown Manhattan. Beautiful estates ranging in the 1 – 2 million dollar plus price range, privacy, convenience, wonderful setting make this a favored location.
The Merryall section of New Milford was given its name by a group of men who were surveying the area between 1776 and 1731, it is not quite clear. However what is clear is that they were dining by a spring, shared a bottle of spirits, and named the area “Merryall” as they were Merry all! A book titled “History of the towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703- 1882 by Samuel Orcutt is a good read, I find myself fascinated by the early residents of New Milford Township.
Candlewood Lake offers so much for the homeowner who is lucky enough to live in one of our many water communities here in New Milford, CT. There are a wide variety of lake communities to choose from, something for everyone, for every taste and budget. From expensive estate homes to modest first time home buyers, there is surely something to please everyone in a Candlewood Lake Community home!
Some are lucky enough to have lake frontage with private docks, with private beaches, with great views. Others have access to private beaches, some communities have docks available for residents. Truly a wide variety to pick from.
Boating, fishing, swimming or just quite enjoyment of the beautiful views, Candlewood Lake is truly a gem in New Milford, CT.
A few fun facts about Candlewood Lake
- Candlewood Lake is the largest man made lake in Connecticut
- Candlewood Lake is part of Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford and Brookfield
- Candlwood Lake took 2 years to complete and was considered full September 29, 1928
- Many homes and farms were flooded to create Candlewood Lake, some are still visible to divers
Try a driving tour through New Milford, mapped out for you by the Chamber of Commerce. As you can see, there is something for everyone in New Milford and the surrounding communities of Litchfield County.