This peaceful rural community in the heart of Fairfield County is regularly ranked by Connecticut Magazine as the #1 Small Town in Connecticut based on quality of life, its schools and a low crime rate. Founded in 1767 and known as the “Vermont of Connecticut”, it is committed to excellence in education, maintaining open space, and preserving its historical and natural resources. The New York Times has referred to Redding as “An Upscale Town with Upcountry Style”. Conscientious planning shapes the town to meet the complex needs of a modern society.
RECREATION Redding has more than 60 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, crosscountry skiing and four ponds available for fishing. There is an active Park and Recreation Department, a Community Center, several public tennis courts, fields for soccer, baseball, football and lacrosse, and a full complement of senior citizen activities. The Highstead Arboretum contains a museum and walking trails. New Pond Farm is a working farm and education center. The Redding Country Club, a private golf and tennis club, is located within town borders.
PARKS AND OPEN SPACE Topstone Park, Putnam Memorial State Park, Collis P. Huntington State Park, and Devil’s Den Nature Preserve are just a few of the parks near Redding.