Our Towns

Norfolk

In the foothills of the Berkshires, Norfolk, established in 1758, has three state parks within its borders and miles and miles of hiking/cross-country skiing trails overseen by the Norfolk Land Trust. Norfolk is the summer home of the Yale School of Music and Art as well as the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and popular, year-round Infinity Hall. This community of 1,667 residents has an excellent school, Botelle, a monthy newspaper, Norfolk Now, an engaging historical museum, a five-star library, a curling club and The Norfolk Country Club. During the warmer months there is a thriving farmers market.

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Colebrook

To the East of Norfolk is the beautiful, rural town of Colebrook, incorporated in 1779.  The town is 32.9 square miles and has a population of 1520. Colebrook features an active historical society and land conservancy, Algonquin State Park, and 1.4 square miles of lakes and ponds.  700-acre Colebrook River Lake is open seasonally for fishing and boating and has a large boat ramp available. The Colebrook Town Pond is Colebrook’s life-guarded summer swimming hole adjacent to its Little League field.  The YMCA’s Camp Jewell welcomes local kids to its programs. Distinctly rural, Colebrook is filled with mountains, lakes, streams, and forestland.

Norfolk Library
The Norfolk Library

Miss Isabella Eldridge established the Norfolk Library in 1889. Her hope was that it would be a meeting ground for the community and it has maintained the character she gave it through all the years of its existence. It serves not only as a storehouse of reading, but also as a central meeting place for the town. A full program of films, lectures, childrens’ activities, and more is provided. On the Town Green. 860-542-5075.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Renowned as a center for chamber music performances and professional study, the Festival features summer performances by many of the world’s most celebrated musical artists as well as the brightest of the new generation of musicians. Situated on 70 acres of rolling lawns and glorious gardens. 860-542-3000. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate located at the intersection of Routes 272 and 44, across from the Norfolk Town Green.

Infinity
Infinity Music Hall

Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare. Newly renovated, the historic building features its original proscenium stage and wood, as well as many other notable details. The hall hosts more than 200 music and entertainment shows by quality national and regional artists annually. 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk

Farmers' Market
Farmers’ Market

Find fresh vegetables and fruit, herbs, mushrooms, cut flowers and plants; local meats, cheeses, yogurt and eggs; breads and baked goods; wine; honey and maple syrup, jams, jellies and pickles, handmade wares of every description and an array of wonderful foods to take home or eat on the spot. Live music every Saturday and special events, including chef demos, add to the ambiance. Just follow the signs to 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, Connecticut, one block north of Route 44. We’re on the lawn in front of Town Hall every Saturday of the season, May 17 through October 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, with plenty of parking right next door.

Colebrook
Colebrook Historical Society

The collections housed within the museum in the center of Colebrook represent various aspects of life in town from the mid-1700’s to the present. Virtually every item was used or made in town, or has been donated by a Colebrook resident. Their season currently begins with Memorial Day and ends on Columbus Day Weekend. Colebrook Center.

 

Norfolk
Norfolk Historical Society

Since 1960, the Norfolk Historical Society has been preserving Norfolk’s unique history and caring for its rich collection of artifacts and documents. The Museum is housed in the old Norfolk Academy, built in 1840, later used as the Town Hall and Jail, and located on the Norfolk Village Green. 

Tiffany
Tiffany Windows, Battell Chapel

From the Winsted Citizen, January 26, 1928: “Mrs. Carl Stoeckel is having placed in the parlor of the Norfolk Congregational church five landscape windows of beautiful Tiffany favrile glass, which depict the four seasons and also one in the center, a sunrise scene with the intensity of color so characteristic here among the Litchfield county hills. The windows were designed under the personal supervision of Louis Tiffany, a life-time friend.”

Battell Fountain
Battell Fountain

At the southern tip of the Norfolk Green, Battell Fountain, carved in granite and designed by Stanford White with bronze work by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was the gift of the Eldridge sisters whose house and gardens faced the Green. The Village Green is now the center of the Norfolk Historic District.

Loon Meadow Farm
Loon Meadow Farm

Loon Meadow Farm‘s Horse and Carriage Livery provides elegant horse-drawn Cinderella and Vis-à-vis carriages, Victoria Phaetons, Wagonetts and other horse drawn vehicles for your wedding, party, parade, company picnic . . . or just for fun. Loon Meadow Drive, Norfolk.

Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail

The gravestone of James Mars, located to the rear and left of the first entrance to the Center Cemetery, Old Colony Road, Norfolk, is part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail. A former slave, Mars helped organize meetings to promote freedom for slaves and to improve conditions for free African-Americans.

Camp Jewell
Camp Jewell

Camp Jewell (YMCA) is two separate, full-service camps within 540 magnificent acres. The camp serves thousands of visitors each year who enjoy friendly staff and innovative programs. During the summer, campers and staff come together to form a vibrant camp community. In the Fall, Winter, and Spring, Outdoor Center guests come to enjoy camp through conference, teambuilding, and outdoor education programs. Colebrook.

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Aija
Aija

Designed to meet the needs of the modern dynamic woman, “Indulgence without Excess” by Aija is a fun, affordable collection of unusual jewelry and accessories.  Whether you are dressing for work or play, there is something to suit your mood and occasion – from ropes of faceted crystal for maximum sparkle to twisted strands of lustrous freshwater pearls – from hand-knotted natural stone necklaces for an understated elegant look to porcelain and silver bracelets for glitz and frivolity – our collections are truly indulgence without excess. 3 Station Place, Norfolk. 860-542-7031

Corner Store
The Norfolk Corner

Connecticut and New York newspapers, milk and eggs, sundries. Gifts, sandwiches, coffee. Candy, cigarettes, and toothpaste. Emergency supplies of all kinds. Patronize The Corner Store! Station Place. 860-542-5084. MasterCard & Visa.

Iron Bank
The National Iron Bank

A friendly, local bank where everyone knows your name. No one covers the northwest corner like National Iron Bank, serving Cornwall Bridge, Norfolk, Salisbury and Washington Depot with both branches and ATMs. Discover the advantages of banking with New England’s oldest private bank. 12 John Curtiss Road. 860-542-5541

Mt Spirits
Mountain Spirits

Beer, wine, and spirits in the center of Norfolk. 20 John Curtiss Road, Norfolk, Connecticut 06058. 860-542-5662

Stannard
Joseph Stannard Antiques

Antiques. French 17th through early 20th century furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories for house and garden. Country elegant dining tables, buffets, armoires, and mirrors are a specialty. Monday – Friday by chance or appointment – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm. Station Place, Norfolk.

Guild
Artisans’ Guild

The Artisans Guild in Norfolk features the hand-made crafts and art of more than 30 local artisans. In addition, the gallery features a rotating series of guest artisans and artists.

Norfolk Town Hall
Norfolk Town Hall

19 Maple Avenue
Norfolk, CT 06058
860-542-5829
Town Clerk: 860-542-5679; Mon-Thurs. 8:30-12, 1-4; Friday, 8:30-12
Building Permits: 860-542-5829; Mon, Tues, Thurs. after 1:00. Call for appointment. 

Colebrook Town Hall
Colebrook Town Hall

562 Colebrook Road, PO Box 5
Colebrook, Connecticut, 06021-1010
860-379-3359, fax: 860-379-7215
Town Clerk: Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 12 pm and 1 – 4:30 pm 860-379-3359 ext.213
Building Permits: 860-379-3359 ext. 201

Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance
Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance

To Report a Medical Emergency– Dial 911
7 Shepard Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058-0205
860-542-5077 NLCA Website

Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department
Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department

To Report a Fire – Dial 911
20 Shepard Road Norfolk, CT 06058
Phone: (860) 542-5021 FAX: (860) 542-3907

Colebrook Volunteer Fire Department
Colebrook Volunteer Fire Department

To Report a Fire – Dial 911
Center Firehouse – 31 Bunnell St. Forge Firehouse -300 Colebrook River Rd.
860-379-1551

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GMF
Great Mountain Forest

The Great Mountain Forest Corporation on six thousand acres of mountains, lakes, ponds, and waterfalls allows public access for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.  Elevations range from 1,200 feet to nearly 1,800 feet except at the southwestern extremity where the upland drops sharply to an elevation of just under 700 feet. See rules & regs for public usage.

Tobey
Tobey Pond & Wood Creek Pond

Norfolk’s motorboat-free municipal swimming hole where Norfolk’s children and their parents spend summer days sunning on the town beach and swimming in the clear water.  Tobey is open to Norfolk residents only. At nearby Wood Creek Pond, a state-owned boat ramp is an ideal spot to begin fishing trips for pickerel and carp. In the winter, the pond freezes for much of the season and is popular with ice skaters. Annual parking permits for Tobey are available at Norfolk Town Hall. Parking at Wood Creek is free.

Colebrook River Lake
Colebrook River Lake

The 700-acre lake is open seasonally for fishing and boating and has a large boat ramp available. The lake and river are stocked with trout by the State. The fall foliage season offers spectacular views from atop the dam and from vessels while boating on the reservoir. Connecticut regulations and designated seasons apply. For up-to-date information, call (860) 379-8234.

Land Trust
Norfolk Land Trust

The Norfolk Land Trust (PO Box 363, Norfolk, CT  06058), supported through the generosity of residents and friends, maintains sixteen miles of trails in and around Norfolk.  For a PDF of the Norfolk Trail Guide click here.

Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain

Travel the twisting mountain road or hike the rugged trail to the top, either way you will be astounded at the beauty of mountain laurel in June and the spectacular colors of foliage in the fall.   A 34-foot cylindrical tower at the summit has panoramic vistas of the Berkshire foothills, blanketed with birch, sugar maple, hemlock,  and mountain laurel.

Dennis Hill State Park
Dennis Hill State Park

Hike to the summit of this 240-acre estate for sweeping views reaching as far away as New Hampshire. Fall foliage season makes Dennis Hill an autumn wonderland.

Aton Forest
Aton Forest

Aton Forest, Inc. was formed to preserve the lands assembled by Dr. Frank E. Egler as a Research Natural Area and to continue the low impact, long-term ecological research that he pioneered. The organization also maintains an archive of Dr. Egler’s written material and library, and curates a portion of his house and furnishings as an informal museum. See their Events page. Norfolk.

The Norfolk Country Club
The Norfolk Country Club

A private club, The Norfolk Country Club has a gorgeous nine-hole golf course, a number of tennis courts, and a clubhouse designed by Alfredo S.G. Taylor. The Club celebrated its one-hundreth anniversary in 2012.

The Norfolk Curling Club
The Norfolk Curling Club

The Norfolk Curling Club founded in 1956 is a nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteers and supported by membership dues. Today, the club numbers approximately seventy men, women, and young curlers in all categories. The NCC has recently re-opened after rebuilding our facility which was lost in a fire in December 2011. Membership applications are being accepted for our 2013-14 season. Contact membership@norfolkcurlingclub.org for more information.

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Infinity Bistro
Infinity Bistro

The Bistro offers a wide selection of New American fare, ranging from small plates to fine entrees. For the light eater, a variety of sandwiches and salads are available. Vegetarian options are offered as well. Infinity Bistro is committed to using local farms for their ingredients whenever possible. 860-542-5531. Route 44, Norfolk.

Mizza
Mizza Pizza

Mizza’s Pizza of Norfolk, CT delights you with mouth-watering pizzas, pastas, and more. Click here to see their menu. 860-542-5562. Norfolk.

Station Place Cafe
Station Place Cafe

Housed in the old Norfolk Train Station, Station Place Cafe makes delicious home-made breakfasts and lunches. Soup, sandwiches, and more. Owned by Stephanie Gouet. Open everyday but Wednesdays. 10 Station Place. 860-542-2555.

Wood Creek Bar & Grill
Wood Creek Bar & Grill

Mike & Heidi welcome you to a great neighborhood pub in the center of Norfolk, Connecticut! Enjoy a delicious dinner before a concert at Infinity Hall or the Yale Music School. Freshly cooked food, warm service, and a lively atmosphere. 860-542-1200. 3 Station Place, Norfolk.

The Manor House
The Manor House

Designated “Connecticut’s Most Romantic Hideaway” by the Discerning Traveller, The Manor House is the perfect location for a luxurious getaway. Well-known architect, E.K. Rossiter built this Victorian Tudor mansion in 1898. Inn keeper: Karl Vess. 860-542-5690

Rock Hall
Rock Hall

Rock Hall is an award winning, luxurious, and romantic Colebrook hotel with spacious exquisitely appointed Master Guest Rooms, rejuvenating Select Spa Services and gracious resort style amenities. 860-3792230

Mountain View Inn
Mountain View Inn

From Frommer’s New England Guide: “Mountain View Inn. This is exactly the sort of place (bed and breakfast) enthusiasts imagine when planning trips…” A short walk to Infinity Hall for concerts and Infinity Bistro for fine dining.

Blackberry River Inn
Blackberry River Inn

A superb historic Colonial home dating back to 1763, Blackberry River Inn is situated on 27 acres in Norfolk. Magnificent cherry paneled library and hearth fireplace, two living rooms, a meeting room accommodating corporate meetings, weddings and private events, and a breakfast room with its 24 paned windows. 860-542-5100.

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Colebrook School
Colebrook School

The Colebrook Consolidated School, working in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to provide a safe, nurturing, quality educational experience where each child acquires the skills to become a life-long learner and to succeed in a changing global society. 

Botelle
Botelle Elementary School

Botelle School is the only public elementary school in the town of Norfolk. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and forests, the school makes the most of the natural setting. Today Botelle School serves about 160 children. Students ompleting sixth grade at Botelle usually attend Regional 7 in Winsted which serves grades 7-12. 

Regional
Regional 7 High School

Regional School District No. 7 is a comprehensive public middle-high school composed of four rural-suburban towns: Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford and Norfolk. Opened in 1958, the school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The school campus of 42 acres includes two 9-12 Houses and one 7-8 Middle School. Student enrollment is at a present level of approximately 1160. Winsted.

Indian Mountain School
Indian Mountain School

Indian Mountain School provides a traditional education for boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through grade nine in a boarding and day environment. A well-defined and articulated set of values–honesty, compassion, respect, and service–is at the heart of Indian Mountain School. Lakeville.

The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School

The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of unsurpassed quality to 587 students in grades 9 through 12. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and 33 foreign countries. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges. Lakeville.

Salisbury School
Salisbury School

Why Salisbury? Size: 285 boarders (93%), 20 day students! We are a school for boys focused on teaching young men! A fantastic student:teacher ratio and strong student/teacher relationships! First rate academic facilities!New Athletic Center! Dynamic and fun-filled weekends! 

Berkshire School
Berkshire School

All independent college preparatory schools should offer an outstanding core experience: a first-rate academic program, distinctive opportunities in the arts, and excellent athletics. Berkshire is no exception; it provides an exceptional college preparatory curriculum with advanced courses and AP offerings in all disciplines. It is what happens at the periphery of this exceptional core that sets a school apart. 

Millbrook School
Millbrook School

Millbrook School is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-12. 800-acre campus is located in Millbrook, NY, and students here have the benefit of a challenging academic program, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, a tradition of service and environmental stewardship, and abundant leadership opportunities.

Colebrook Congregational Church
Colebrook Congregational Church

Services: Sundays 10:30 A.M.
Colebrook Congregational Church
471 Smith Hill Road, PO Box #14
Colebrook, Connecticut 06021-0014
(860) 379-2517

Church of the Transfiguration
Church of the Transfiguration

Summer Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer services begin at 11am, followed by refreshments on the lawn.
Church of the Transfiguration
21 Mills Way, Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
Contact: Rowland Denny
Phone: 860-542-5668

Immaculate Conception Church
Immaculate Conception Church

Immaculate Conception Church
4 North Street, Norfolk, CT 06058
Phone: 860-542-5442
Klauer Hall: 860-542-1536

Church of Christ Congregational
Church of Christ Congregational

Church of Christ Congregational
12 Village Green P.O. Box 582
Norfolk, CT 06058
Call: 860-542-5721
Fax: 860-542-5002
Office Hours: Weekdays (9am to 2pm)

Temple Beth Israel
Temple Beth Israel

Temple Beth Israel is located just a few doors down from Northwestern Connecticut Community College at
74 Park Place
Winsted, CT 06098
(860) 379-8923

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