Voluntown is a rural community with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities including camping, hiking and horseback riding.

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Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest.  Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding.  The Town Hall and Library are located in the Village Center, along with the K-8 Elementary School, Constitution Field, the walking track and gazebo.  Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally  known as "Volunteer Town".

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Facts about Voluntown

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1721.

Named from:

  • Named May 1708, volun (teers') town; grant to volunteers in the Narragansett war.

County:

  • New London.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Pachaug State Forest.
  • Old Native American Hiking Trails.
  • Horseback riding trails.
  • Lake activities include swimming and boating, camping.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • YSB Super 5k, Second Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Cruise to Survive Car Show
  • Farmers Market, Sundays in July-October.
  • Gingerbread House Contest and Craft Festival, December

Quality of town/city:

  • Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest.  Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding.  The Town Hall and Library are located in the Village Center, along with the K-8 Elementary School, Constitution Field, the walking track and gazebo.  Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally  known as "Volunteer Town".

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