NATURAL SETTING

VILLAGE HISTORY

VILLAGE NEIGHBORS

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 

 

NATURAL VILLAGE SETTING

The Village Center of New Preston consists 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!

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.

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.