Recreation

Newtown Parks & Recreation sponsors year-round cultural and sporting activities, programs and trips for adults and children. Check out the 2017 Winter Programs here.

Parks:
Five town parks provide residents with swimming, tennis, a skate park, softball and baseball, turf and grass sport fields, a dog park, riverfront and shaded picnic areas, pavilions and playgrounds for enjoyment by the whole family.

Hiking Trails:
There are miles of hiking trails throughout the country hills and pastures of Newtown.
Newtown Forest Association >
Al’s Trail: 10.7 mile hiking trail through large tracts of open space with beautiful vistas

Boating:
Newtown offers boating on both Lake Lillinonah and Lake Zoar
Lake Lillinonah state boat launch >
Newtown boat launch >
Eichler’s Cove: Offers a marina, boat launch, picnic area and beach. Boat Launch available to Newtown
Residents Only (launch season May 15th to October 15th)

Golf:
Two private country club golf courses are located in Newtown.
Newtown Country Club >
Rock Ridge Country Club >

In addition:
Richter Park Golf Course: Nearby, an 18-hole, par 72 course, rated “one of the top ten public golf courses in the U.S.” by Golf Digest.

Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills: Open mid-June thru mid-October, Tuesdays afternoons from 2 -6pm.

Shortt’s Farm & Garden: A working farm and farm store in Sandy Hook, it is the place to go for farm fresh  organic vegetables and local flavors.

Ferris Acres Creamery: As the last working dairy farm in Fairfield County, Ferris Acres offers delicious homemade ice cream.

Newtown has several hunting, fishing and bridle clubs as well as lakes offering a range of recreational opportunities for members.

Additional information can be found on-line at these interesting websites:
Northwest Connecticut Tourism >
Connecticut State Parks >
Paugussett State Forest >
Rocky Glen State Park >
Welcome to Connecticut Tourism >

Shopping
Enjoy boutiques, antiques, specialty shops, and dining found in The Borough of Newtown at  The Villages at Lexington Gardens, and in Sandy Hook Village.  Sand Hill Plaza and Plaza South provide a variety of businesses and small shops along South Main Street in Newtown. You can also shop at New England’s largest mall, the Danbury Fair Mall.

Youth & Senior Centers
Teen Center >
Senior Center: For senior citizens to enjoy daily programs, health screening and lunch.