Bethel is a small town that has managed to maintain its unique New England charm even as the general Danbury area has become a corporate, retail and commercial center. Known for its “small town” friendliness, Bethel has unique eateries, specialty boutiques, and family-owned businesses.
Bethel and its surrounding towns feature many local and state parks with Overlook Park a stone’s throw from Bethel Woods. Less than fifteen minutes away, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut’s largest lake offers boating, sailing, fishing, and swimming. There are a number of marvelous private and semi-private golf courses in the surrounding towns of Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield. Bethel is easily accessible to Long Island Sound. Lower Fairfield County and its world class shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment opportunities are just a short car ride away. New York City can be reached by car or by the Metro-North train, which stops near Bethel’s downtown center.