Salisbury is located in Litchfield County and is the northwestern-most town in Connecticut. Massachusetts lies on its northern border and New York on its western. Though the peak of Mount Frissell is in Massachusetts, its south slope is Connecticut’s highest point at 2,380 feet. In marked contrast is Lake Wononscopomuc which at 102 feet is the deepest lake in the state. The Housatonic River flows along the eastern edge of town, and its Great Falls provides power both physically and spiritually.

Incorporated in 1741, Salisbury is filled with historic structures and is a quintessential New England town that includes the villages of Salisbury and Lakeville and hamlets of Amesville, Lime Rock, and Taconic. Salisbury, Lakeville, and Lime Rock are listed on the National Register of Historic Districts.

Glaciers from two Ice Ages shaped the town’s beautiful landscape. They left behind rolling hills, broad valleys, pristine lakes, and rich agricultural soils that define our rural character and provide year-round recreational opportunities. The Appalachian Trail traverses the northern part of town, and a number of other hiking and nature trails are scattered throughout the area.

Salisbury takes pride in its excellent public schools, Salisbury Central School in Lakeville (K-8th) and Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village (9-12). Three independent schools, Hotchkiss, Salisbury, and Indian Mountain, are also located in the area and add to the cultural and recreational life of our community.

Tourism and education are key drivers of the local economy today. Civic-minded volunteers run about 50 nonprofits that contribute greatly to the quality of life. To learn more about local organizations and how to get involved, click here for a copy of the Resource Guide to Volunteer Opportunities in Our Community. Additional information about Salisbury, town services, local boards, and more can be found on the town’s website,

Numerous inns, B&Bs, restaurants, and stores are located in and around Salisbury and neighboring towns and villages. Cultural events for art, music, theater, lectures, programs, museums, and county fairs add to the vibrancy of the region. Convenient to events in Litchfield County, Salisbury is also well located for exploration of the Hudson River Valley in New York and the Berkshires in Massachusetts. To find lodging, restaurants, events, and stores, check on your favorite app or go to: