LocationBridgewater is a town in Litchfield County sharing borders with Brookfield, New Milford, and Roxbury
Distancethree hour drive to Boston and two hour drive to NYC
"Lake Lillinonah provides Bridgewater with lake frontage on one of the largest lakes in Connecticut."
The Bridgewater Village Store, a town favorite, has recently re-opened after renovations. Besides all the delicious local products that they sell, they are now also open for dinner, serving a menu inspired by the availability of the local produce. In the spring and summer, there is both indoor and outdoor dining.
The greatest treats to be found are at Bridgewater Chocolates. These chocolates are handmade American-style chocolates made locally, but sold nationally and internationally. They offer an amazing variety of creamy, high cocoa-butter-content chocolates with the creamy ganache of European truffles, oozing caramel, brittle buttery toffee, handmade marzipan, and more! Bridgewater Chocolates make great gifts and they have been featured on the Food Network numerous times.
Fun fact: true to it’s Yankee roots, Bridgewater is also well-known for being the last remaining dry town in Connecticut, until a 2014 referendum that approved the sale of alcohol in its newly renovated Village Store.
Bordered by 6 different towns, Lake Lillinonah provides Bridgewater with lake frontage on one of the largest lakes in Connecticut, and includes a boat launch for all your water activities!
Come check out the Bridgewater Country Fair in August! This annual event aims to preserve the character of country fairs. Farmers, locals and weekenders come together to compete with their prized livestock and sell arts and crafts, produce and baked goods. All weekend there are rides, commercial tents, exhibits, expos, dunking booth, mechanical bull, piglet races, and much more! Make sure to try out all the great treats that are being served all over the fair grounds. And don't miss the Fair Parade that kicks off the festivities, featuring Volunteer Fire Companies from CT and NYC showing off their newest trucks and antique fire equipment.