Bethany is the smallest of the 27 towns in New Haven county. It is a town with farms, horses, a volunteer fire department, a participatory town government, and a great public school. Bethany has the Clark Memorial Library, an active garden club, a farmer’s market, a flea market, the Bethany Historical society and the Bethany Land Trust. Veteran’s Memorial Park has a swimming pond, playground and pavilion. Folks come from all over to attend the monthly BMAD: Bethany Music and Dance gathering. Within the town are miles of hiking/skiing/horse trails. Annually, the town of Bethany hosts a Memorial Day parade, fireman’s carnival and harvest festival.
A 5-mile drive brings you into New Haven where wonderful activities are happening every week: the Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale arts and lectures, the Festival of Arts and Ideas, Long Wharf, Shubert, Yale Rep Theaters, New Haven Open tennis tournament, New Haven Road Runners, Rock-2-Rock bike ride, and on and on. New Haven is coming into its own as a foodie mecca with a multitude of spectacular and creative restaurants.
Bethany is located in one of the best school districts in the state of Connecticut. Bethany Community School is the town’s elementary school. The middle school and high school are part of the Amity Regional School District with the towns of Orange and Woodbridge. Amity was recently named the top performing high school in the state.
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