Town of Bridgewater


Tucked between Lake Lillinonah to the south and State Route 67 to the north lies the southernmost town in Connecticut’s renowned Litchfield County - Bridgewater. Anchored by a picture postcard village center, this old farming community is the home to long-time natives and reticent celebrities. The town’s rolling hills offer bucolic scenes of gracious Connecticut living.

The village center is home to the town hall, post office, historical society and the beloved Burnham Library. In addition, the Bridgewater Village Store is a popular gathering spot for local residents and the many weekenders who find the town a convenient getaway that provides balance to a faster-paced lifestyle elsewhere.


The third Friday of every August this tiny town, with its population of less than 2,000, throws a parade and welcomes thousands for the entire weekend as host of the annual Bridgewater Country Fair, an event that draws visitors from all over the Northeast.


The remainder of the year Bridgewater returns to being the definition of a beautiful, rural landscape with country elegance.


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