History

The Historic downtown of New Preston is a beautiful, walkable area, home to impeccably maintained historic buildings. Visitors with active imaginations can easily envision how 19th Century New Preston might have looked. The town of New Preston was settled by colonists in 1741, and is considered part of Washington. During the Industrial Revolution, New Preston was a successful manufacturing center, with mills and small factories lining the East Apetuck River, some of which are still standing today. However, with the decline of small manufacturing, New Preston became a summer retreat for New York City residents and remains so today.

Lifestyle & Culture

In New Preston can you find one of Litchfield County's most charming village,filled with fine eateries and shops run by highly creative local people selling antiques, home design & clothing collections, culinary curiosities – all perched atop one amazing waterfall nestled along the East Shore of beautiful Lake Waramaug.