Norfolk Night on Thursday, December 7th. Held from 4pm-8pm, Norfolk Night invites you to do your
Holiday shopping locally, and enjoy dining specials at any of the town’s three fantastic restaurants.
The tiny town of Norfolk sits along the Massachusetts border in the Northwest Corner of CT. With an elevation of 1230’ above sea level, it is among the coldest spots in the state, hence the nickname “the icebox of Connecticut.” The town’s residents, both local and “weekenders,” don’t seem to mind the colder weather, as Norfolk has so much else to offer.
Architecturally, Norfolk is a standout with more than thirty properties built by renowned architect Alfredo S. G. Taylor, over half of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Not designed by Taylor, but also notable are the Blackberry River Inn (c. 1763); Infinity Hall, an opera house originally built in 1883, and the Norfolk Library, designed by George Keller in 1888-89.
Outdoor and sports enthusiasts love Norfolk for its many miles of trails suitable for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Campbell Falls State Park Reserve boasts a nearly 100 foot waterfall, while Haystack Mountain State Park offers a 34 foot high stone tower that provides views as far as Vermont’s Green Mountains. Rounding out the town’s recreational offerings are Dennis Hill State Park, the Great Mountain Forest, and the Norfolk Curling Club.
Norfolk has long been a haven for artists, writers, and musicians, and is well-known as the home of The Yale Summer School of Music-Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, which has been recognized as the oldest summer music festival in the country. The town holds many other events/festivals throughout the year, such as A Weekend in Norfolk, and the upcoming Norfolk Night on Thursday, December 7th. Held from 4pm-8pm, Norfolk Night invites you to do your Holiday shopping locally, and enjoy dining specials at any of the town’s three fantastic restaurants.