New Canaan is the quintessential New England town that offers an alluring mix of suburban sophistication with small-town ambience. Highly recognized for its outstanding schools, remarkable architecture and natural beauty, its located just 42 miles from New York City. New Canaans proximity provides the perfect escape while maintaining an easy commute into Manhattan and major airports. With meandering stone walls, unspoiled woodlands, and pristine ponds, its scenic setting and rich environmental resources are a delight to outdoor enthusiasts. New Canaans picturesque downtown, lined with gas lamps and brick walkways, is a shoppers paradise featuring many fine shops and restaurants. Residents also pride themselves on the towns sports, recreational facilities, civic organizations, dedication to the arts, and social services that are made available to residents of all ages. New Canaanites choose this Connecticut haven for its subtle charm, sophistication and idyllic location.

Town Resources

Town Hall
77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-3000
newcanaan.info
New Canaan Police
174 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-3500
newcanaanpolice.org
New Canaan Fire Department
60 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-3140
newcanaanfirefighters.com
New Canaan Board of Education
39 Locust Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-4000
ncps-k12.org
New Canaan Post Office
18 Locust
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-1659
usps.com
New Canaan Public Library
151 Main Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-5000
newcanaanlibrary.org
Chamber of Commerce
91 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-2004
newcanaanchamber.com
Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
203-852-2000
norwalkhospital.org
Stamford Hospital
One Hospital Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904
203-276-1000
stamfordhealth.org
Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road
New Canaan
866-542-4455
silverhillhospital.org
Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich
203-863-3000
greenwichhospital.org
CT 211
Resource to local services:
utility, food, housing, child/elder
care, crisis intervention & more.
Dial 2-1-1 or 800-203-1234

Schools

With numerous accolades, New Canaan schools are consistently ranked as one of the top school districts in Fairfield County, Connecticut and nationally.
In 2017 New Canaan High School was once again ranked #1 in Connecticut. See Niche.com

Grades K-6
West Elementary School
769 Ponus Ridge, New Canaan
203-594-4400
Grade K-6
East Elementary School
54 Little Brook Road, New Canaan
203-594-4200
Grades K-6
South Elementary School
8 Farm Road, New Canaan
203-594-4300
Grades K-8
St. Aloysius School
33 South Avenue, New Canaan
203-966-0786
Grades 5-12
St. Lukes School
377 N Wilton Road, New Canaan
203-966-5612
Grades 7-8
Saxe Middle School
468 South Avenue, New Canaan
203-594-4500
Grades 9-12
New Canaan High School
11 Farm Road, New Canaan
203-594-4600
Grades Preschool-9
New Canaan Country School
635 Frogtown, New Canaan
203-972-0771
Board of Education
39 Locust Avenue, New Canaan
203-594-4000
www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us
New Canaan Special Education
spednet.org/new_canaan_links

Shopping and Entertainment

New Canaans picturesque downtown is a shoppers paradise and ranked as one of Fairfield Countys top walking locations. Lined with gas lamps and brick walkways, youll find high-end boutiques, antique stores, bistros, coffee shops and an abundance of gourmet restaurants and local diners. In addition to shopping and dining, this quaint downtown, together with the various parks, serve as the towns gathering places for special events, such as, the Annual Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale, 4 th of July Fireworks, Summer Concerts, the Halloween Parade and the popular Holiday Stroll. For a list of current vendors and events, click here

Dinner
Entertainment
Shopping

Art and Theatre

Carriage Barn Arts
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-1895
carriagebarn.org

Gores Pavilion
The works of the famed "Harvard Five"
as well as other local modernist architects.
Located at Irwin Park
848 Weed Street, New Canaan
203-966-1776

New Canaan Cottilian
203-831-9382

New Canaan Dance Academy
15 Forest Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-9174
ncacademy.org

New Canaan Playhouse
89 Elm St, New Canaan
203-966-0600

New England Academy of Dance
231 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-3265
neadance.com
School of Rock
41 Grove Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-7870
newcanaan.schoolofrock.com

Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-9700
silvermineart.org

Society for the Arts
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-1895
also see: Carriage Barn Arts Center

Studio for Performing Arts
26 Forest
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-7056
thestudioperformingarts.com

Summer Theatre Of New Canaan
70 Pine Street, New Canaan
203-966-4634

The Glass House
The Philip Johnson Glass House
199 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT
theglasshouse.org/
The Pro Arte Singers
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-7430
proartesingers.org

The Park Street Singers
Meet at Congregational Church
23 Park Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Call: Margot Turk 203-972-2843

Town Players of New Canaan
P.O. Box 201
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-7371
tpnc.org

Waveny Summer Concerts
Take place in the south lawn
at Waveny Park
Wednesday eves at 7:30pm
beginning in June (free)
Picnicking welcome!
203-594-3600

Parks and Recreation

Waveny Park – 677 South Avenue - This 250-acre park is the largest park in town and includes ball fields, platform tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic areas, 3.5 miles of cross country trails, the town pool, Waveny House, and the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Recreation Department offices are located on the second floor and open weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm. Waveny House is available for rent to local residents and non-profit organizations for meetings and other events. 203-594-3600

Lapham Community Center - located at the north end of Waveny Park, the center offers a wide variety of activities for New Canaan residents including an active adult education program. It is also the location for programs of the Senior Center of New Canaan, Health/Wellness, exercise/yoga, Dance, Tai Chi, Day trips, free movies and various special programs. 203-594-3620

park

Spencers Run – Dog park located in Waveny Park. Dogs may run off-leash (town dog license and current rabies tag required)

Irwin Park – 848 Weed Street – This 36-acre park features a newly designed and surfaced 1-mile trail for jogging, walking, biking and apple orchard in the front lawn with chairs and picnic area.

Bristow Bird Sanctuary – off Old Stamford Road – Quiet secluded area to walk and enjoy wooded trails and nature

Mill Pond Park – East and Millport Avenues – Walking trails, a large pond for skating (lighted in winter months) and fishing.

Ed Dixon Memorial Park -This small park is located on Hoyt Street with a playground.

New Canaan Nature Center -144 Oenoke Ridge – 40-acre preserve featuring diverse habitats as wet meadows and woodlands. This environmental organization and sanctuary is dedicated to helping people appreciate and care for the world of nature. The center offers nature-oriented preschool, summer camp, horticulture program, workshops, walks and special events. 203-966-9577

Kiwanis Park – 7 Old Norwalk Road – The site for many summer camps, Kiwanis offers a snack bar, picnic area, playground, and large pond with a sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing.

Mead Memorial Park – 241 Park – 24-acre park has four baseball fields, a pond for skating and fishing, batting cage, horseshoe pits, playground and tennis courts. Mead Park Lodge offers a full-service snack bar and tables.

YMCA – 564 South Avenue New Canaan. 203-966-4528 or visit newcanaanymca.org

Clubs and Organizations

New Canaan residents pride themselves on the towns sports, recreational facilities, civic organizations, dedication to the arts andsocial services that are made available to residents of all ages.

Alliance for Business Professionals
75 Elm Street
New Canaan,CT 06840
203-966-9930 or visit
allianceofbusinessprofessionals.com

American Red Cross
51 Main Street
New Canaan,CT 06840
203-966-1663
redcross.org

Beautification League
P.O. Box 4
New Canaan, CT 06840
beautificationleague@gmail.com

Chamber of Commerce
91 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-2004
newcanaanchamber.com

Country Club of New Canaan (Private Club)
95 Country Club Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-3513
ccofnewcanaan.org

Domestic Violence Crisis Center
24 hour hotline 888-774-2900

Community Emergency Response Team
c/o Police Commissioner Sawabini
174 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
http://www.newcanaancert.org/
certleader@newcanaancert.org

Exchange Club
P.O. Box 1163
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-3792
newcanaanexchangeclub.com

Field Club (Private Club)
164 Smith Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-6879
nc-fc.com

Filling in the Blanks
721 North Wilton Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
phone: 203-594-2074
http://fillingintheblanks.org/
Lions Club of New Canaan
P.O. Box 1073
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-3838
newcanaanct.lionwap.org

Meals on Wheels
P.O. Box 231
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-5318
http://www.mowofnc.org/
info@MOWofNC.org

New Canaan Cares
91 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-7862
www.newcanaancares.org
caresinfo@newcanaancares.org

New Canaan Community Foundation
111 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-0231
info@newcanaancf.org

New Canaan Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-1776
www.nchistory.org
newcanaan.historical@gmail.com

New Canaan Mounted Troop
22 Carter Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-0634
newcanaanmountedtroop.org

New Canaan Preservation Alliance
P.O. Box 924
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-4617
newcanaanpreservationalliance.org

New Canaan Sewing Group
71 Putnam Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-2891

New Canaan Winter Club
(Private Club)

Frogtown Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-4280
ncwinterclub.com
Newcomers Club
P.O. Box 595
New Canaan
newcomersnews@gmail.com
newcanaannewcomers.com

Parents 4 Kids
ncp4k.com

Rotary Club
P.O. Box 62
New Canaan, CT 06840
robavery@optonline.net
newcanaanrotary.org

Senior Center
Waveny House
203-594-3620

Staying Put in New Canaan
P.O. Box 484
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-7762
stayingputnc.org

Strays & Others
P.O. Box 473
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-6556
straysandothers.html
straysandothers@optonline.net

Town Greeter
P.O. Box 1592
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-952-4554
thetowngreeter.com

United Way of New Canaan
P.O. Box 1738
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-4447
unitedwaynewcanaan.org

Waveny Care Network
3 Farm Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-594-5200
http://waveny.org/

Young Womens' League
P.O. Box 981
New Canaan, CT 06840
Contact: Nicole.cribbins@mac.com
ywlnewcanaan.org


Transportation

Metro-North Trains
There are two train stations in New Canaan - the New Canaan Station and the Talmadge Hill Station. Both stations have commuter parking in several lots within a short walk from the station. For parking permits and fees call the Parking Bureau 203-594-3040. NOTE: you must be a New Canaan resident to purchase a commuter (annual) parking permit.

Town Roads
The Town Highway Department maintains all town roads (203-594-3704. The State Department of Transportation oversees state highways, which are Routes 106, 123 and 124 (203-594-3706).

Major Highways
Route I-95, which is the main north–south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States , running in a general east–west compass direction for 111.57 miles in Connecticut, from the New York state line to the Rhode Island state line.

Route 7 runs 78 miles (north-south) in the state of Connecticut. The route begins at Interstate 95 in Norwalk and proceeds north to the Massachusetts border in North Canaan. Often used as a crossover for I-95 and The Merritt Parkway.

Route15 - The Merritt Parkway. The Merritt Parkway is a 37-mile stretch known as the Queen of Parkways. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places (an honor usually bestowed upon buildings and homes), Its the most scenic highway in Connecticut, and recognized as one of the most scenic of its kind in the nation.