About the Community
Salisbury, Connecticut: The Town of Salisbury, incorporated in October of 1741, is located in the very Northwest corner of the State of Connecticut. It includes the villages of Salisbury and Lakeville, and the hamlets of Amesville, Lime Rock and Taconic.
The Housatonic River flows from North to South and crosses Town lines along its way. Within Salisbury are several ponds and six lakes: Wononscopomuc, Washinee, Washining, Wononpakook, Riga Lake and South Pond. As well as the lakes, the Salisbury land is comprised of low mountains, including access to the Appalachian Trail, and open fields. Residents take advantage of the beautiful hiking and walking trails, all of which are listed in the Parks and Recreation section of this site. The lakes and beaches are busy with swimmers, boaters and fishermen during all seasons.
The Town is proud to have in its community churches of all denominations including Congregational, (Salisbury Congregational Church), Episcopal, (St.John's Episcopal Church) and (Trinity Church, Lime Rock), Methodist (Lakeville United Methodist Church), Orthodox (All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church), Christian and Catholic (St. Mary's Catholic Church). A Jewish Temple is located just over the line in New York.
Located two hours north of New York City and one hour west of Hartford, CT and southeast of Albany, NY, the Town of Salisbury is nestled in the bucolic wonder of the northwest corner of Connecticut. Salisbury and its villages of Lakeville, Taconic, Lime Rock and Amesville are convenient to the Appalachian Trail, mountains for hiking and skiing, lakes for fishing and canoeing, and numerous art and music venues. Within Salisbury are several ponds and six lakes: Wononscopomuc, Washinee, Washining, Wononpakook Riga Lake and South Pond. Even with the myriad of activities available in the town and surrounding areas, Salisbury has managed to maintain its rural feel as is immediately apparent when traveling its scenic roads among beautiful vistas of New England homes, rolling hills, pristine lakes, and babbling brooks.
Visitors are welcome to stay at a choice of attractive inns and B&Bs, attend one of many beautiful churches, wander down the streets to visit shops, galleries and eateries and take advantage of swimming at the town beach or boating on Lake Wononscopomuc or Twin Lakes. One may also indulge in a vast history, including that of the 1800s iron ore industry, by enjoying several historic sites operated by staff in period costumes. From international vintage car races to ski jumping competitions, the area offers an array of activities for all seasons. For those interested in a longer “visit”, the town offers an outstanding public school system as well as several renowned private schools.
There is one primary school, Salisbury Central School (K-8th), and three boarding schools in the town, Salisbury School and Hotchkiss School, both high schools, and Indian Mountain School, pre-K through grade 9. Public high school students attend the Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT.