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Salisbury/Lakeville Connecticut

Home to Bear Mountain, the highest peak in Connecticut at 2,316 feet, Salisbury is both rugged and refined. Dotted with horse farms and pristine lakes, the pre-Revolutionary town is proud of its traditions–the community band that marches in the Memorial Day Parade; the scarecrow contest and chili cook-off during October’s Fall Festival; the ice-sculpture displays that accompany the annual Ski Jumps every February when Olympic hopefuls compete on Satre Hill as they have for 80 years. A mix of full-time and weekend residents support a village center boasting two first-class bakeries (Sweet William’s and Salisbury Breads), several cafes and boutiques, the magnificent Scoville Library, the oldest publicly funded library in the US, and Johnnycake Books, a well-respected antiquarian bookseller. Salisbury is a classic New England town where country squires and just plain folk live together in rural harmony. Lakeville is a multi-faceted community defined by Colonial and Victorian homes, where art-lovers and sportsmen of every stripe feel at home. From spring to fall, auto-racing enthusiasts gather at Lime Rock Park, which is known as the greenest and best-landscaped race track in America. In the summer, families swim, sail and kayak on Lake Wononscopomuc, which has the largest public beach in the northwest corner. In the winter, platform tennis players can be found at the heated courts at Lakeville’s Town Grove or snow-shoeing across the frozen lake. Hotchkiss, the prestigious prep school set on 810 manicured acres, makes itself part of the community by opening up its indoor skating rink and swimming pool available to locals and hosting public lectures, classical music concerts and art exhibitions.  Lakeville has several goods restaurants with high-spirited bars that keep the quiet town lively.

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Getting Here

Salisbury is the northwest-most town in the State of Connecticut. Although the peak of Mount Frissell lies in Massachusetts at an elevation of 2,453 feet, the south slope of the mountain in Salisbury, is the highest point in Connecticut. Within Salisbury there are several ponds and six lakes: Wononscopomuc, Washinee, Washining, Wononpakook, Riga Lake, and South Pond. The town of Salisbury includes the villages of Salisbury and Lakeville, and the hamlets of Amesville, Lime rock, and Taconic. Historically the areas of Joyceville, Ore Hill, Hammertown, Weatogue, and Twin Lakes were recognized as separate communities but are no longer. The Appalachian Trail runs through Salisbury. Route 44 is the main east-west highway in the town, while Route 41 is the main north-south highway. Route 112 runs diagonally, northwest to southeast, and connects with US Route 7, which runs north-south parallel to the Housatonic River.

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