A tiny hamlet sits between Sleeping Giant State Park & Naugatuck State Forest and that is beautiful Bethany. Surrounded by majestic nature you will be in this lovely town just 20 minutes from downtown New Haven. Come for the hikes, stay for the rural beauty that is Bethany, CT.
Bethany, CT —
A Retreat Away from the Noise of the City
Dreaming about a retreat away from the noise of the city? Consider secluded, affordable, wooded Bethany--Connecticut’s best-kept secret. A sleepy, slow-moving place, surrounded by a rich cultural oasis, Bethany had been named by Connecticut Magazine as among the best small towns in Connecticut. Your neighbor might be a nurse, a professor, a business mogul, a carpenter, but all of them fiercely defend its 58% of undeveloped land and its sustainable agriculture. After all, the town motto is “Rural is Beautiful.” With a population of only 5,500, it was jokingly described as having as many horses as people and there is a Horse Commissioner, who manages the many events available for horse lovers. All this, only 80 miles from New York City and 45 miles from Stamford by car or train.