Top 10 Things to do in Newtown, United States

September 1, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is part of the greater Danbury metropolitan area as well as the New York metropolitan area. Newtown was founded in 1705 and later incorporated in 1711. As of the 2010 census, its population was 27,560.
Restaurants in Newtown

1. Edmond Town Hall Theater

45 Main St, Just Past the Flag Pole, Newtown, CT 06470-2134 +1 203-426-2475
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Edmond Town Hall Theater

Reviewed By Jeffrey T - connecticut

Great place to see a movie for a few dollars--free on the third Saturday night of the month (thanks Ingersol Motors!). Concessions are inexpensive and while you are there get lost in the building whether it be looking at the amazing paintings on the walls of the stairways or looking at the old gym filled with memories, or just poking around. Great building and the center of Newtown. When you go outside, look at the benches and what's written as well as checking out the plaque by the mailboxes.

2. Blue Jay Orchards

125 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT 06801-3102 +1 203-748-0119
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Blue Jay Orchards

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A nice countryside farm and gift store. Lots of different treats for sale, and it's a fine place to spend some time on an afternoon.

3. Tarrywile Park & Mansion

70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT 06810-7943 +1 203-744-3130
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Tarrywile Park & Mansion

Reviewed By Reactor1966 - Danbury, Connecticut

I rented the mansion for my wife's Roaring 20's birthday party, and it could not have been a more perfect setting for the party. You don't even need to decorate the place, it has so much character. Like something out of a movie. It's no wonder so many people get their pictures taken here.

4. Collis P. Huntington State Park

Old Dodgingtown Rd, Redding, CT +1 860-424-3000
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Collis P. Huntington State Park

Reviewed By Samantha N

This park is for everyone! Families, couples, solo hikers, byciclers, dogs ponds and strollers! There are many different entrances and thus trails but they all can eventually lead towards water where you can fish or canoe or kayak. Great place to spend time :)

5. Kettletown State Park

1400 Georges Hill Rd, Southbury, CT 06488-2612 +1 203-264-5678
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Kettletown State Park

Reviewed By kmp1983 - Gonzales, Louisiana

This was a nice, clean state park. Unless you're into water sports there didn't seem to be much to do, but the scenery was nice.

6. Promisek's Historic Garden

694 Skyline Ridge Rd, Three Rivers Fam, Bridgewater, CT 06752-1734 +1 860-350-8226
Excellent
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100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Promisek's Historic Garden

Reviewed By Nancy K - Southbury, Connecticut

A formal stonewalled garden designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1921, this garden was brought back to life in 1992. The stone walkways make browsing through the garden, a beautiful mixture of perennials and annuals, very easy. Be sure to go through the gate in the back to see the teardrop shaped pool, amphitheater, and pergola that were once used in the 1930s. Although officially only open on the last Sunday in June (CT Garden Day), this garden welcomes visitors who call ahead and make an appointment for a tour.

7. Bridgewater Chocolate Factory and Factory Store

559 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804-2017 +1 203-775-2286
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Bridgewater Chocolate Factory and Factory Store

Reviewed By saltcreekct - Danbury, Connecticut

Always nice to have a local chocolate maker. They offer pre-made boxes or you can select and customize. Variety is good and quality is good too, though not as artisan as other places we have visited. Still, friendly help and a solid -- if pricey -- chocolate shop.

8. Jones Family Farm

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-2099 +1 203-929-8425
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Jones Family Farm

We offer a variety of seasonal crops: * Strawberries in June/July * Blueberries in July/Aug * Pumpkins and Squash in October * Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving to Christmas Additionally, we have some on-site activities with our Winery and Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio. * Winery Tasting Room is open mid-March through December, closed January till mid-March. Visit our website for hours of operation as they expand through the months into summer and fall. * Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio is open late March through December for scheduled educational events. Visit our website for list of upcoming events for both Cooking Education and Wine Education Classes that you can register for online. Jones Family Farms consists of 3 farm locations in Shelton that are in close proximity, but with unique street addresses as you plan your visits. * Homestead Farm - 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road * Pumpkin Seed Hill Farm - 120 Beardsley Road * Valley Farm - 555 Walnut Tree Hill Road History Established in 1850. Jones Family Farms, nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers. The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over five acres of grapes are in production for the farm's winery.

Reviewed By Andres72423 - Bridgeport, Connecticut

Off to our annual visit to Jones Farms to get our two Christmas tree. The season just opened and we were there early in the morning to get our trees. Best time to go to beat the post-Thanksgiving rush. The staff is always very helpful...MoreThanks for the summary Andres! It looks like you cover a lot of ground on your visit! We are happy to help you start celebrating the traditions of the Christmas season!

9. Southford Falls State Park

Route 188 and Hull's Hill Rd., Oxford, CT 06478 +1 203-264-5169
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Southford Falls State Park

Reviewed By Nathan C - Indianapolis, United States

Really nice place for a short hike with waterfall and covered bridge! You can grab some very nice photo-ops with this state park!

10. Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

River Road, Southbury, CT +1 800-368-8954
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

Reviewed By nana1246 - Naugatuck, Connecticut

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if needed. Walk down a gravel slope , enter a shelter that comfortably fits 40 or 50. Stove going today. Eagles feed off the fish near the dam. (Nests in this area are rare). 2 "guides" giving out information and explanations of Eagle.s behavior. I would gladly go again...but dress for the weather.it can be nasty in February.

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