Redding Town Information

The peaceful country town of Redding in the geographical center of Fairfield County has changed little in appearance since its incorporation in 1767.  Residents’ diligent efforts to preserve the town’s New England charm and natural splendor have resulted in a choice spot for family living and picturesque surroundings.

The community carefully monitors new home construction to prevent over-development.  Existing houses are set on room lots amidst rolling hills, open meadows and traditional New England stonewalls.  A wide variety of designs and sizes meet the needs of residents, who enjoy a convenient down county or New York City commute on the Metro North Railroad, which as a station in Redding.

Cultural and recreational activities abound in this outdoor paradise, with an impressive number of programs specifically for children.  The local Boys and Girls Club sponsors exciting and enriching programs, including sports and arts classes, which complement the offerings of Redding’s fine public schools.  The town has its own elementary and middle schools Joel Barlow High School in Redding Ridge serves students from Redding and neighboring Easton.

Sporting and leisure events for all ages include hiking, picnicking, and ice skating and cross-country skiing at Collis P. Huntington State Park, Devil’s Den Preserve, Topstone Park and Sunset Hill Riding Academy.  Children’s equestrian training is available at the Lonetown Pony club, and a private country club features a golf course, tennis courts and many social functions.

Cultural attractions include a fascinating reenactment of a Revolutionary War battle and encampment on the grounds of Putnam Memorial State Park, and delightful Sunday evening concerts on the Green during the summer.  The Mark Twain Library, a gift from Redding’s most famous resident of 1908-1909, has an active book-author program, book clubs and history talks.

Town of Redding, CT

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