Falls Village, Connecticut Established 1738, Incorporated 1739. Once there was a dream that Falls Village would become an industrial mecca. It would be fueled with an abundance of hydropower thanks to miles of stone canals running along the Housatonic River at the great Falls. Those canals (along with much of Falls Village) were built up over the course of several years. In 1851, the canals finally opened. The crowds cheered, the water flowed, and everything leaked ..........Thanks to that dream and the fact that it died, Falls Village lives on--much as it was in1851.
Located in the far northwest corner of the Litchfield Hills, Colebrook was incorporated in 1779 and has a total area of 85.3 km (32.9 mi). 81.5 km² (31.5 mi) of it is land and 3.8 km (1.5 mi) of it (4.40%) is water. The Algonquin State Forest is located within the town. The principle industry is agriculture.
Connecticut Art Trail
Discover Connecticut's artistic treasure, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites and the lively communities in which they reside. From bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns, the Connecticut Art Trail showcases diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage. Discover European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture all within Connecticut's borders. Visit www.arttrail.org for information on each museum including Trail Getaways, our favorite picks for lodging, dining and area attractions near each museum. Museums in the Litchfield Hills include the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield and the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center in Waterbury.
Connecticut Bureau of Parks & Forests, DEEP
79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106. Phone: (860) 424-3200. Ask for camping, state park and forest information.
Connecticut Campground Owners Association
14 Rumford St., West Hartford, CT 06107. Phone: (860) 521-4704. Fax: (860) 521-4704. Ask for Connecticut Campground Owners Directory.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Marketing Division
165 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Phone: (860) 713-2500. Ask for seasonal pick-your-own guides, list of Farmers Markets Statewide, the Connecticut Farm Map and much more.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Proctection Marine Headquarters, Boating Division
333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme. Boating - 860-434-8638; Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marine Fisheries - 860-434-6043; Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Agency Support - 860-434-6148; Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Walk-in Hours for Boating are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain applications for safe boating/personal use watercraft certificates. Walk-in Hours for Marine Fisheries are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain applications for personal or commercial fishing licenses. Walk-in Hours for Agency Support are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to purchase State Park Season Passes and to obtain Charter Oak Passes. Also 79 Elm St. Hartford CT. License and Revenue Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain applications for hunting permits, safe boating/personal use watercraft certificates, and personal or commercial fishing licenses, and to purchase State Park Season Passes and to obtain Charter Oak Passes. Normal Business Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Proection, Fisheries, Division
79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106. Phone: (860) 424-3474. Ask for CT's Angler's Guide. Liscenses and Permits.
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, Rte. 66, Rockfall, CT 06481. Ask for the CT Walk Book. The Connecticut Walk Book East and West. These are complete guides to the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System, the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, and other trails in state forests, parks, and quasi-public open space areas maintained in part or entirely by CFPA trail volunteers. The Connecticut Walk Book East provides a comprehensive guide to hiking covering the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails from central CT (including the Metacomet and Mattabesett Trails) the the east. Published by CFPA and edited by Ann Colson, this is the 19th edition of the guidebook that was first released more than 75 years ago. Includes detailed two-color topographic maps that are crisp, clear, and easy to read. Complete trail descriptions accompany the maps. he CT Walk Book West provides a comprehensive guide to hiking covering the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails from central CT (including the Metacomet and Mattabesett Trails) the the west. The CT Walk Book West won the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award.
Connecticut Humanities Council
37 Broad Street., Middletown, CT 06457. Tel: 860.685.2260. A non-profit granting organization offers a comprehensive statewide Calendar Of Events focusing on Connecticut's cultural activities.