Over 25 percent of the town's land is permanently preserved open space, giving the town a strikingly peaceful and rural character.

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Referred as the "Vermont, within 60 miles of New York City," it is 32 square miles of winding country roads, somw officially designated as "scenic." Over 25 percent of the town's land is permanently preserved open space, giving Redding a strikingly peaceful and rural character. With two state parks and hundreds of miles of walking trails, the beauty of New England can be enjoyed in all seasons. After a day outdoors, restaurants and businesses on Main Street in the Georgetown section of Redding beckon for another way to enjoy the town's charm.

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Facts about Redding

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1767.

Named from:

  • Made a parish and named Reading from Col. John Read, May 1729; incorporated as Redding from Fairfield, May 1767.

County:

  • Fairfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Mark Twain.
  • Anna Hyatt Huntington.
  • Carmen Mattews, actress.
  • Edward Steichen, photographer.
  • Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Putnam Memorial State Park.
  • Huntington State Park.
  • New Pond Farm.
  • Redding Center Historic District.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Frog Frolic, early-May.
  • Concerts on the Green, June-August.
  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Georgetown Day, first Sunday in June.

Quality of town/city:

  • Referred as the "Vermont, within 60 miles of New York City," it is 32 square miles of winding country roads, somw officially designated as "scenic." Over 25 percent of the town's land is permanently preserved open space, giving Redding a strikingly peaceful and rural character. With two state parks and hundreds of miles of walking trails, the beauty of New England can be enjoyed in all seasons. After a day outdoors, restaurants and businesses on Main Street in the Georgetown section of Redding beckon for another way to enjoy the town's charm.

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