The Railroad Ramble connects the villages of Lakeville and Salisbury, providing a nostalgic means of pedestrian access to the town’s amenities along the former CNE railroad bed. Through hikers add flair to town in the summer months, sharing stories and restocking supplies or taking a break in the summer’s heat as they pass by on their Appalachian Trail (AT) journey. The AT meanders the Salisbury peaks, also providing great day hikes and incredible vistas from some of the surrounding trails, including Bear Mountain, Lion’s Head, and Bald Peak.
Twin Lakes in Salisbury and Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville offer a wonderful complement to one another. The larger of the Twin Lakes has public boat access off Twin Lakes Road in Salisbury and is the ultimate spot for a day of motor boating, water skiing, kayaking, or fishing. O’Hara’s landing is just down the road and even has boat rentals as well as a breakfast area that hosts many “regulars”. Lake Wononscopomuc is locally referred to as Lakeville Lake or simply “the Grove” and is accessed from Ethan Allen Street. “The Grove”, Salisbury’s town beach, has a designated swim area, a small dock area for boats with only motors up to 10hp, a grassy picnic area, sandy beach, and weekly sunfish sailing/kayaking/paddleboarding programs for children. There is a children’s fishing pond at the entry of the Grove that doubles as the ice skating pond in winter. The Housatonic River and Great Falls in Salisbury’s hamlet of Amesville attract kayakers as well as anglers – or even those searching for slag from the old Iron blast furnaces.
Mizza’s Pizza, On the Run Sandwich and Coffee Shop, and Deano’s Pizza are all near the entry of Lakeville Lake and frequented regularly. Black Rabbit, Woodlands, Boathouse, Neo, and the White Hart are other local restaurants giving more options for a night out. The White Hart offers dinner and drinks on the lawn in the warmer months which has become especially popular this year. Grab a latte at Sweet William’s or Provisions Cafe. Meander the boutiques in Salisbury for unique gifts and special finds; Honeychurch Homes, Salisbury Pharmacy & General Store, Joie Maison…
A year-round community and only a short distance to Wassaic’s Metro North station, Salisbury is a year-round destination for its cultural opportunities, local schools, and outdoor lifestyle that truly bring the community together. Salisbury Ski Jumps are celebrated with a weekend festival in February, Fall Festival in October, a Memorial Day Parade culminates with the whole town on the White Hart lawn for ice cream; there is something for all seasons.
Flanked by the Hudson Valley and Southern Berkshires, Salisbury is ideally located in the northwestern corner of Connecticut offering a strong dose of that “back home” country lifestyle – a true breathe of fresh air