Salisbury Town Website
Welcome to Salisbury, Connecticut, nestled in the Northwest corner of the state, at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains. Bordered by Great Barrington, Massachusetts to the north and Millerton, New York to the west, Salisbury covers approximately 60 square miles. The name Salisbury applies to the town as a whole, but within the town there are several distinct divisions -- Salisbury, Taconic, Lakeville, Lime Rock, and Amesville. These towns have close connections with the businesses and community organization in neighboring Sharon and Canaan. It is home to 4,200 year-round residents but swells to almost 10,000 during the summer months.
Located just 2 1/2 hours north of New York City, Salisbury is home to many "weekenders" and part-time residents. It is, perhaps, most famous for its historic local ore and forges. Its iron industry helped support the Revolution War and the War of 1812 with the production of cannons and cannonballs. The first blast furnace in Connecticut was built in Lakeville in 1762. Today the town is largely residential and its largest single "industry" is private education, with two prep schools -- Hotchkiss and Salisbury -- within its borders, along with a private primary school and a private middle school -- Indian Mountain and its' Town Hill campus. Public recreational and cultural facilities include the Town Grove, with its access to Lake Wononscopomuc; O'Hara's Landing on Twin Lakes; hiking on Mount Riga and the Appalachian Trail; the Scoville Memorial Library, the country's oldest public library; the Cannon Museum, and the Holley House, an historical museum focusing on womens studies. Lime Rock Race Track is the biggest and best known autoracing centers in the East and the site of several major races each summer and fall. The Northeast Champion Ski Jumps are held annually in Salisbury.