Salisbury, Connecticut is a quintessential New England town founded in 1741. The Salisbury Association was established in 1902 to promote the best interests of the town and to protect its natural attractions.  Today that mission includes preserving our history, conserving our land, and celebrating our community.


Land Trust

Protecting Salisbury’s natural resources

Historical Society

Celebrating Salisbury’s history

Community Events

Organizing events that bring us together

Current & Upcoming Events

Exploring Salisbury’s Main Street game

Looking for a fun activity with family or visitors on a summer afternoon? Play the new walking tour game, an exploratory of Salisbury’s Main Street. Pick up for free at the Academy Building. Or download the walking tour questions and answer sheet HERE. Whether you’re new to town or a long-time resident, you’ll discover interesting tidbits about places we pass every day.

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Main Street of Salisbury,

Guided Mushroom Walk

Dave Patton will lead a walk at Sugar Hill to learn about easy-to-identify mushrooms that are edible, toxic, and have medicinal properties. Limited to 20. Rain or shine. Pre-register. 10 am - 11 am

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Sugar Hill in Amesville, Salisbury,

Affordable Housing exhibit

The affordable housing crisis has been negatively affecting Salisbury residents, workers, and business owners for decades. Visit the exhibit to learn what affordable housing is, why we need more of it, and the organizations creating housing solutions for Salisbury residents. Preview future affordable housing projects and learn how to get involved. Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on September 30 from 4 to 6 pm.

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Academy Building, 24 Main St
Salisbury, CT 06068 United States
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Salisbury’s Iron Industry

Dick Paddock, a member of the Salisbury Association Historical Society, will give an illustrated talk about the history of the iron industry in Salisbury/Lakeville. The Northwest Corner had vast areas of iron ore, limestone, and wood to make charcoal--the three main ingredients for iron
production. The early blast furnace produced tools and cooking utensils and then cannons for the Revolutionary War. It was replaced with the Holley Manufacturing Company, one of the early producers of pocketknives in the country. 4 pm - 5:30 pm

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Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068
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66th Salisbury Fall Festival

Plan to atend this fun-filled home-town celebration with lots of activities and events for people of all ages. Wander Main Street for book and bake sales, local artisans, food tents, and displays. Enjoy a quilt show, brew-fest, scarecrows, pet parade, and live music. Kids will enjoy magic shows, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and more. For a schedule of events, visit

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Main Street of Salisbury,

Acknowledgment: We are grateful to Joseph Meehan and Louis Hecht for their beautiful photographs used throughout the website. Many thanks also to Carolyn Grimaldi, John Harney, Leo Nadeau, Don Perdue, Scott Whelan, and trustees too numerous to mention who provided other photos.