Think of New Milford and the quintessential New England village green comes to mind. Village life today is centered on the green much as it was 100 years ago. The town's most loved and biggest community event is the Annual Village Fair Days, held each July on the green.
Local merchants, community organizations, and special groups set up shop along the green for two days of fun. Traditional events are the Rotten Sneaker Contest, Kid’s Fun Run, and Men’s Best Leg Contest. The festivities also include antiques, crafts, fine art, and mouth-watering treats.
The beautification and rejuvenation of New Milford’s downtown area, especially Bank and East Main streets, allow residents and visitors to appreciate the historic buildings and to enjoy the many stores and restaurants the town has to offer.
The recreational assets of Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah coupled with winter activities in the nearby Berkshires might lead one to believe this is more of a vacation paradise than a family community. New Milford residents are offered a myriad of recreational programs and special events year round for all age groups. The many local parks, public golf course, hiking trails, cross country skiing, camping, and boating all provide access to the area's recreational abundance.
New Milford Hospital and the New Milford Hospital Columbia Presbyterian Regional Cancer Center are brining state-of-the-art medical capabilities and treatment to area residents, as well as to those from out of state.
The New Milford school system continues to provide quality education to all its students. In 2000 the district opened a new, multi-million dollar high school that will continue to help bring the children of New Milford programs to help them move into the new millennium. In addition, the new Sara Noble Intermediate School opened in January 2002.
There is something or everyone in New Milford. The town's many clubs and organizations provide outlets for a wide range of interests and activity levels.
Bisected by the Housatonic River, New Milford – Connecticut's largest town – has come to be known as the "Gateway to the Litchfield Hills". The beauty of the town's private and public parks, as well as state camping sites, and golf courses, provide as assortment of outdoor activities.