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North Canaan, Connecticut, is a charming town located in the northwest corner of the state, nestled in the scenic Litchfield Hills region.

The Canaan Union Station, completed in 1872 in North Canaan, is the oldest Union Station in continuous service in the U.S.

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North Canaan divided informally from its parent town, Canaan, in 1769 and formally in 1858.
Locals call North Canaan by the name Canaan and the original town Falls Village.
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around North Canaan:
Bartholomew's Cobble: This natural area is a must-visit for nature lovers. It features hiking trails that wind through diverse ecosystems, including wetlands and meadows. The highlight is the Housatonic River, which provides excellent birdwatching and kayaking opportunities.

Great Falls at Falls Village: Just a short drive from North Canaan, you can visit the Great Falls, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Connecticut. The rushing waters of the Housatonic River provide a picturesque setting for picnicking and photography.

Music Mountain: If you're a fan of classical music, Music Mountain is a treat. It's one of the oldest summer chamber music festivals in the country, featuring performances by renowned musicians in a beautiful setting.

Hiking and Biking: The surrounding hills and forests offer numerous hiking and biking trails. Popular options include the Appalachian Trail, the Housatonic Range Trail, and the nearby Mount Everett State Reservation.

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