Welcome to Bethany CT!
Just ten miles outside of New Haven, the quiet town of Bethany offers an escape from crowds and the hustle and bustle of the city. The town slogan, “Rural is Beautiful”, says it all. The town’s rustic New England ambience is brimming with gently rolling hills and pastoral beauty dotted with reservoirs, farms and woodlands.
Bethany has over 400 acres of conservation land and hiking trails maintained by the Land Trust. A significant portion of the land is watershed property and feeds many reservoirs of surrounding towns, ensuring the town will retain its rural character. Bethany Lake and Lake Chamberlain add to the scenic beauty.
With a population below 5,500, Bethany is a relatively small town in comparison to neighboring towns. Bethany belongs to the Amity Regional School District and is renowned for its excellent school system. The community is very civic-minded with numerous events and activities including outdoor summer concerts, a Harvest Festival, Bethany Road Race, dog shows and antique car shows. There is also a nine-hole public golf course, skating pond and for star-gazing, the Yale Observatory in town is regularly open to the public.
In addition to being a family-friendly town, Bethany is a very horse-friendly community. An equestrian lover's dream, the town offers miles of woodland trails maintained by the Bethany Horseman's Association and it is the only town in Connecticut with a horse commissioner.