Elyse Harney Real Estate

New Preston, CT・Litchfield County

The Village Center of New Preston consitsts of two walkable shopping and dining streets that intersect – Main Street and East Shore Road. You can park your car and just leave it there!NEw Preston 3

The Village sits at the tip of Lake Waramaug. Scenically, few bodies of water in Connecticut can rival the picturesque setting of Lake Waramaug. When vivid fall foliage is mirrored in the unrippled lake surface, New Preston becomes a mecca for sightseers and photographers. The lake covers almost 700 acres and is seven miles around, making it the second largest natural lake in a state known for its many lakes.

A substantial portion of the land in and around New Preston is permanently protected open space, which consists of state parks, local land trust holdings, and privately owned parcels under conservation easement. Public open space areas include the Macricostas Preserve, Mt. Bushnell State Park, and a 31-acre (130,000 m2) parcel adjacent to the New Preston village center, which the Town of Washington purchased in 2010 with money from its open space fund.New PReston 2

The East Aspetuck River flows from Lake Waramaug through  the  Village to New Preston Falls, and can be seen from almost  every  shop in town. The Falls themselves are best viewed from  behind  East Shore Road. This natural setting moderates the  Village  temperament, to the great enjoyment of visitors. It’s  never hurried  here, always gracious.