Living in Connecticut
Arts and Entertainment - Best of Both Worlds
Whether you are looking for New England charm or big city attractions, the greater Danbury area can provide both. Danbury and neighboring towns contain various culinary options and numerous shopping experiences. Check out the Danbury Fair Mall to fulfill your shopping desires, or check out the small, amiable boutiques along Main Street. A wide array of supermarkets, be it Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or Aldi are within immediate access. More so, local farmer’s markets galore are at your fingertips for the freshest goods in the area. Culturally, the bordering town of Ridgefield offers a dedicated art collection via the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Its lively main street offers numerous restaurants, cafes, and even hosts a variety of films, plays, and musical performances as the Ridgefield Playhouse. Additionally, nearby Hartford boasts several art and science museums including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum and the Connecticut Science Center. Walk the streets of New Haven and explore the affiliated Yale University, local restaurants, small shops, and historical gems via the Yale University Art Gallery, Center for British Art, and the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Notably, the long list of charming New England towns leaves the avid explorer numerous options to combine small town main streets with breathtaking countryside views whether in Kent, New Canaan, Litchfield, Darien, Mystic and more. Within an hour’s drive or a two-hour trip on the MetroNorth, NYC offers an unbeatable number of entertainment options be it a ceaseless list of worldwide cuisine, Museum Mile, and entertainment via Broadway shows, Metropolitan performance centers, and more.
Staying Active and Involved
Danbury Hospital is located in Western Connecticut, set among some of the most astonishing natural sites. The area has an unbeatable amount of parks and trails in close vicinity. Tarrywile Mansion and Park in Danbury hosts beautiful gardens, trails, ponds, and a majestic Victorian-era mansion open to tours. Neighboring New Milford allows access to the sightly Lovers Leap Park with a spectacular view of the Housatonic River. Enjoy water sports locally at Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond Park. Bike the Putnam Trailway path or walk the beautiful flower fields of Topsmead State Forest. Hike nearby trails, rise up to see the full wonder of Kent Falls, and picnic by the scenic Lake Waramaug. Don’t miss the stunning New England fall season with views of the Hudson River at nearby Cold Spring and Beacon towns and along the whole coast of the south shore of Connecticut. Ski away the winter season at nearby slopes or venture to Vermont. All in all, New England boasts plenty of ways to stay active in the most scenic of places in the country!