Litchfield Welcome from the First Selectman

Welcome to the Town of Litchfield.

We hope this user friendly website proves to be a valuable resource tool for our residents, for our visitors and for the longstanding, new and future businesses of Litchfield.

Litchfield has so much to offer. A classic New England town that, in many ways, has preserved its historic character, while still forging ahead.  In 2019, Litchfield joined Sustainable CT and formed the Sustainable Litchfield Committee so that our community would become more resilient, more collaborative and forward thinking as well as promote the health and welfare of our current and future residents and to support measures and initiatives that sustain our local economy.

One of top reasons why people live and visit Litchfield is because of our Natural Resources to “get away from it all”.  The White Memorial Foundation, the Litchfield Land Trust, the Litchfield Greenway, Topsmead State Park, Mohawk Ski Mountain and Bantam Lake provide skiing and hiking trails, bike trails, and water related activities as a refuge for the outside enthusiasts.  

On the flipside, when we you want to explore and gather with friends and family, Litchfield is the home of the popular Litchfield Hill’s Road Race “The best little race you’ve never heard of” - Runner’s World Magazine. A weekend of camaraderie with friends, new and old, from all over the world,  that return each year for this special event. The Summer Concert Series, held each Wednesday in the summer on the Litchfield Green. The Litchfield Community Center, the Litchfield Historical Society and The Oliver Wolcott Library, each offer a plethora of activities and events that will insure that you can never be bored.  The popular Litchfield Distillery, the Haight Brown Vineyard and Craft Breweries are nearby. 

And lastly, Litchfield offers the simple pleasures that connect people and that deep-seated feeling of being in a community that cares. We have hundreds of volunteers that serve on our boards and commissions as well as our four volunteer Fire Departments and our Volunteer Ambulance. Everyone’s collaborative spirit is the heart and pulse of this town. I am grateful to live in such a vibrant and beautiful place and especially grateful for the people I get to share it with. I hope each of you discover and share this same experience and create your own memories. 

Denise Raap, Litchfield First Selectman