Falls Village, CT
FALLS VILLAGE Population: 1,052
Area: 33.3 sq.mi.
Lee H. Kellogg Elementary School: (K-8)
High School: Housatonic Valley Regional High School
Falls Village in the news!
Johnna Kaplan writes about Falls Village on her blog, "The Size of Connecticut," devoted to unique, under-appreciated CT destinations.
N.Y. Times article about Bunny Williams donating her interior design expertise to the refurbishing and reopening of The Falls Village Inn, in "Back From the Dark, With a Fairy Godmother’s Help"
Dan Shaw writes about life in the town of Falls Village in the N.Y. Times article "Havens - Weekender | Falls Village, CT"
N.Y. Times review of the Falls Village Inn Restaurant: "A Review of Falls Village Inn Restaurant, Falls Village, CT"
Falls Village packs a lot into a small town. Separated from neighboring Salisbury by the Housatonic River, it is a lively contrast of quiet country village, dotted with an eclectic group of colonial and Victorian houses, with a town boasting writers, artists and weekenders along with teachers for the nearby Housatonic Regional Valley High School and employees of businesses in neighboring Canaan. Its back roads offer some of the loveliest vistas in the area. The town offers fishing, kayaking and rafting on the river, picnicking at the scenic Great Falls, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, public tennis at the high school courts, and a new town swimming pool. The Lee Kellogg Elementary School offers the smallest classes in the Northwest Corner. Nearby private alternatives include the Indian Mountain School (pre-K-9) and Hotchkiss, Salisbury, Berkshire, Kent, and Millbrook secondary schools.
The presence of the high school in town means an ongoing schedule of theater and music events as well as athletic competitions, In summer, the famous Music Mountain runs a full schedule of choral and chamber music as well as jazz, big band and show tune concerts. Foothills Adult Education classes at the high school offers everything from computers to crafts. The 1891 D.M. Hunt Library runs an ongoing "Saturday sessions" of interesting discussions. The Center on Main opened in 2014 as the new home of the Falls Village Children's Theater. Some of the few businesses in town include The Falls Village Inn, with a bar and restaurant, the Mountainside coffee shop, Toymakers Cafe and the Falls Village Flower Farm. At the top of Canaan Mountain, Rustling Winds Farm offers horseback riding lessons and freshly made goat cheese.