Wilton (Connecticut)

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Wilton is a beautiful rural residential town in Fairfield County in the state of Connecticut.

Understand[edit]

The first written record of Wilton dates back to 1640. During The Civil War, Wilton was one of the stops for the Underground Railroad. Wilton has transformed itself from a small farming town to a suburban residential community. The total population is about 18,000. In 2007, CNN Money voted Wilton one of the best places to live in the United States. Wilton is located in Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S. Wilton is desirable for its proximity to New York City. Wilton residents often travel to New York City for business purposes, as well as the surrounding cities of Norwalk, C.T. and Stamford, C.T.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From the SOUTH: Take I-95 N toward New Haven, take Exit 15 toward Norwalk/Danbury

From the NORTH: Take I-95 S, take Exit CT 15/Merritt and W. Cross PKWY

By bus[edit]

Greyhound has frequent bus routes and stops that go through Wilton

By train[edit]

Metro North Railroad Amtrak (MTA) trains run through Wilton's town center

By plane[edit]

JFK Airport is located 55 miles south of Wilton

La Guardia Airport is located 45 miles south of Wilton

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site735 Nod Hill Road +1 203-834-1896. Grounds open all year. Visitor Center: May through October W-Su 8:30 AM-5PM. November through April Th-Su from 9:30AM-4PM. Rotating art and history exhibits, beautiful ground that have inspired many artists. Weir farm was home to painter Julian Alden Weir, sculptor Mahonri Young, and painter Sperry Andrews. Ranger-led tours. Free.
  • The Heritage Museum224 Danbury Road +1 203-762-7257. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10AM to 4:30PM and on Saturday from 1PM to 4PM This Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of changes in rural New England.
  • Merwin Meadows180 School Road. Merwin Meadows includes a pond, beautiful soccer fields and a playground. It is a great place to take children in the summer time. The Wilton Parks and Recreation holds a camp for school children at Merwin Meadows, during the summer months.
  • River Road Gallery21 River Road +1 203-376-3887. River Road Gallery features a custom fine art and mirror framing store. The store features local and international artists.
  • Hurlbutt Street School157 Hurlbutt Street +1 203-762-7275. The Hurlbutt Street School was built in 1834. It is one room and tours are available upon request.

Do[edit]

  • Quary Head Park, between 760 and 764 Ridgefield Road. Scenic trails for hiking and horseback riding.
  • Allen's Meadow425 Danbury Road. Running trails and soccer fields
  • Weir Pond and Swamp Loops, 735 Nod Hill. Voted one of the best running trails in Wilton

Buy[edit]

  • Winged Monkey5 River Road +1 203-221-0123. Small boutique, displays the latest fashion trends.
  • Witchy Poo24 Center Street +1 203-563-9660. Quaint store, great prices.
  • Gap21 River Road +1 203-762-2740. Located in the heart of Wilton center, clothes for men, women and children
  • Outdoor Sports Center80 Danbury Road +1 203-762-8324. The place to stock up on winter sports gear, the employees are knowledgeable and trustworthy.
  • TJ Maxx14 Danbury Road +1 203-834-7630. Great deals, clothes for men, women and children
  • Historical Christmas Barn146 Danbury Road +1 203-761-8777. The store features handmade Christmas goods
  • Toy Chest21 River Road #700 +1 203-834-9969. Provides the best toys available for children
  • Chou Chou21 River Road #500 +1 203-761-9999. Small boutique, specializes in woman's fashion,
  • Open House9 Center Street +1 203-762-3868. Bridal registry available, offers the best selection of fashion and home products
  • B Chic78 Old RidgeField Road +1 203-210-7037. Great fashion, polite staff
  • Borders14 Danbury Road +1 203-834-0600. Had the latest books in stock, coffee shop featured in the store

Eat[edit]

  • Wilton Pizza and Pasta202 Town Green. Features jazz music, great pizza and atmosphere.
  • Orem's Diner167 Danbury Road +1 203-762-7370. Great family place, fabulous dinner food.
  • Tom E Toes5 River Road +1 203-834-0733. Great location, Try the BBQ chicken pizza.
  • Luca142 Old Ridgefield Road +1 203-563-9550. Zagat Rated, NY Times best restaurant in Fairfield County.
  • Olde School House Grill34 Cannon Road +1 203-834-9816. Great food, great for brunch.
  • Cactus Rose5 River Road.
  • Portofino Restaurant12 Center Street +1 203-761-9115. Family restaurant, reasonable priced.
  • Hunan Cafe 228 Town Green Center, +1 203-761-8998, great Chinese food, fabulous lunch prices.
  • Pinocchio Pizza1 Center Street +1 203-762-3700. Great Italian style food, fast service.
  • Soup Alley239 Danbury Road +1 203-761-9885. Best soup, great lunch destination.
  • Village Luncheonette and Pizza88 Old Ridgefield Road +1 203-762-5883. Great for kids, great waitstaff.
  • Marly's101 Old Ridgefield road +1 203-834-2000. Comfortable atmosphere, great steak.
  • Village Market108 Old Ridgefield road +1 203-762-7202. Fine food, great service, catering is available

Drink[edit]

Wilton is a small town which was considered a "dry" town until 1993. Today, Wilton is considered "damp", which means that there are not any true bars or clubs located within the town.

  • Georgetown Saloon8 Main Street +1 203-554-8003. Great entertainment, different bands featured throughout the month, also one of the only places to go out in the Wilton area.
  • Sky Bar and Grille239 Danbury Road +1 203-761-7700. Perfect atmosphere, as well as great dining.
  • Tavern on Seven611 Main Ave +1 203-642-3791. Although not directly located in Wilton, it is just a few minutes over the border, great party place, popular place for the locals.
  • Starbucks21 River Road +1 203-761-0408. Casual place to socialize and study, it is located in the heart of Wilton's center, perfect spot to relax.
  • Dunkin Donuts35 Danbury Road +1 203-761-8663. Conveniently located off the I-95 Exit, great place to stop before work for a cup of coffee.

Sleep[edit]

Since Wilton is so small, it does not have any hotels or inns located within the town, but the neighboring town of Norwalk has several options.

Courtyard Norwalk +1 203 849-9111, 474 Main Avenue

Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk +1 203 523-4000, 560 Main Avenue

Silvermine Tavern +1 203 847-4558, 194 Perry Avenue

Four Point Sheraton Norwalk +1 203 849-9828, 426 Main Avenue

Go next[edit]

Routes through Wilton
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