The cherished Sharon Green, decorated with historic buildings, exemplifies the meaning of a quaint New England town – a gathering place for summer concerts, the starting line for the Sharon 5-Mile Road Race, home to the annual Sharon Craft Fair, a meeting ground for the holiday tree-lighting & caroling ceremony and the point at which the town’s near 60 square acres converge.
Sharon’s best-kept secret, however, is Mudge Pond – the beach! Sharon Beach not only offers sandy lakeside swimming and a well-kept picnic area, but the area’s only public high-dive – a 3-meter plunge that has become a local right of passage amongst adults and children alike. Sharon Audubon offers well-attended programs throughout the year, including a summer camp for children that fills up almost immediately each year.
Pick-Your-Own with the changing of the seasons at Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm.Strawberries make their annual debut in June with blackberries recently joining them and raspberries just now beginning to ripen.
Sharon’s lively center of commerce that surrounds the Sharon Farm Market Plaza and the well-embraced town Green are immediately evident upon entering the town. Grab lunch and a latte at J.P. Gifford’s Cafe, or BBQ dinner at When Pigs Fly South, and a cocktail at The Edward’s wine bar.
It is no surprise that Sharon is a popular year-round and weekend destination for those who seek a tranquil respite. Only 2 hours from NYC, Sharon is in close proximity to Metro North’s Wassaic Station yet in the heart of the Litchfield Hills’ rolling farmland.
Sharon’s clock tower stands prominently in the center of town – the embodiment of town’s revered reputation.