Town Articles August 25, 2022

Bethel, CT

Bethel

About the area

Bethel is a tiny town with great eats and a homey downtown. Original home to P.T. Barnum, who was born in Bethel in 1810, this small town next to Danbury has too many excellent restaurants to go to in one night or even one day. It is a sample-size foodie paradise that can hold its own (per capita, at least) with heavy hitters like New Haven and West Hartford. Bethel also has an immensely walkable, bite-size downtown rich with history that is home to several bookstores, each with its own distinct personality. In summer months, residents and visitors alike enjoy Food Truck Friday, many Friday evenings outside on the lawn at the Bethel Municipal Center. Bethel’s charm is undeniable.

Things to Do
Greenwood Ave Historic District
Blue Jay Orchards
Monster Mini Gold & Laser Tag
Collins P. Huntington State Park
Putnam Memorial State Park
Bethel Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

Education
Frank A. Berry Elementary School
Anna H. Rockwell Elementary School
R.M.T. Johnson Elementary School
Bethel Middle School
Bethel High School

Commuting Times
50 minute drive to Stamford
58 minute drive to Greenwich
11 minute drive to Danbury
57 minute drive to White Plains
56 minute drive to Stewart Airport