Torrington is nestled in the Litchfield Hills with historical New England charm. This city offers a variety of shopping, dining and recreation for every interest.Read More
Incorporated in 1740.
This town was named from Torrington in Devonshire, England.
Notable citizens (past and present):
- Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports.
- Jordan Williams, former NBA player for New Jersey Nets.
- Steven Strogatz, Professor of mathematics at Cornell University.
Top Five Attractions:
- Warner Theatre.
- Burr Pond State Park.
- Paugnut State Forest.
- Studio 59 Performance Gallery.
- Torrington Historical Society & Hotchkiss-Fyler Estate.
Annual Visitor’s Events:
- Winter Festival at Burr Pond, February.
- Torrington Farmers Market, June-October.
- Main Street Marketplace, July.
- Fuse Fest, August.
Quality of town/city:
Torrington is nestled in the Litchfield Hills with historical New England charm. This city offers a variety of shopping, dining and recreation for every interest. Downtown is being preserved as a thriving cultural center with the Warner Theatre, Nutmeg Conservatory and many art galleries. For those interested in outdoor recreation, Torrington offers several parks with an array of options for hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking. Burr Pond State Park offers swimming, a boat launch, and picnic shelters. Paugnut State Forest spans 1,702 acres across north central Torrington and through Burr Pond and Sunny Brook state parks. Here, enjoy cross-country skiing, hiking, hunting and mountain biking. For the arts and cultural interests, the Warner Theatre performing arts center showing over 200 operas’ recitals, dance competitions, and touring theatre groups. Popular shows include Sweeney Todd and Disney’s The Little Mermaid.