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Visit Bridgewater, Connecticut, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

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Bridgewater, Connecticut is a charming and picturesque town located in Litchfield County. It's known for its scenic beauty, historic sites, and outdoor recreational opportunities.


Hat-making was an important part of Bridgewater’s economy in the 1800s. The factory owned by the Sanford family was located on Hat Shop Hill. courant.com



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1906 - Bridgewater
Bridgewater, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 10 miles NE. of Danbury, is bounded on the SW. by the Housatonic River. Pop. in 1900, 649.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - There are plenty of places to go and things to do in Bridgewater. Here are some of them:
Bridgewater Village Green: Start your exploration of Bridgewater at the town's village green, a lovely open space surrounded by historic buildings. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and a great place to appreciate the town's classic New England charm.

Lake Lillinonah: This picturesque lake offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking. It's a peaceful place to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Bring a kayak or canoe and spend a day on the water.

Hiking in the Steep Rock Reservation: Located just a short drive from Bridgewater, the Steep Rock Reservation offers a network of hiking trails that wind through forests, along the Shepaug River, and provide stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The Macricostas Preserve within the reservation is a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

Bridgewater Country Fair: If you're visiting in late summer, don't miss the Bridgewater Country Fair. This annual event is a quintessential small-town fair with carnival ... Read MORE...

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