The Town of Cornwall
Incorporated in 1740
Population: about 1,434
The town of Cornwall, aptly named after Cornwall, England, is known as “the greenest town in Connecticut”—and with good reason. Here Connecticut’s natural beauty and rustic charm come together to create a magical place to live, work, and visit.
Cornwell actually includes five principal communities—Cornwall Village, Cornwall Bridge, Cornwall Hollow, East Cornwall, and West Cornwall—each with its own personality. In West Cornwall you’ll find the red-covered Bridge that leads to the village center with antique stores and eateries. In nearby Cornwall is Mohawk Mountain, rising 1,683 feet. Popular with locals as a favorite “ski resort,” Mohawk is the largest of Connecticut’s ski area, pioneering artificial snow-making.
The Housatonic River spans much of the Cornwalls—and offers fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and picnicking on its banks. Nature-lovers will also appreciate hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail, found in Cornwall Bridge.
With so many natural wonders, it’s astonishing that Cornwall is only 2 ½ hours from New York City and a short drive to a Metro-North train station.
Town information: http://www.cornwallct.org/
School information: https://sites.google.com/a/cornwallschool.org/www/