Welcome to the Town of Chester, Connecticut, settled in 1692. Chester is a beautiful small rural town that has grown and adapted since its historic beginnings as a shipbuilding and mill town. Often described as quaint and unique, Chester has a picturesque Main Street with interesting architecture, elegant shops, art galleries, superior restaurants, and the world renowned Goodspeed Opera House’s local Norma Terris Theatre. Located on the hillside of the Connecticut River, we have a number of marinas, lakes, hidden streams, cascading waterfalls, thousands of acres of state forest, and hiking trails. We also have a Y.M.C.A. camp and small airport. We celebrate community, the outdoors, art, history, music, theater, crafts, cuisine and conversation. We cherish our small town way of life, striving to preserve it as we live fully embracing life in the 21st century.
Chester is a vibrant town full of creative people who welcome all to visit. With year round town-wide events, it is always a good time to come to Chester. Easy to get to by car, rail, air, or boat, we are just over 2 hours from both New York City and Boston. Come experience all Chester has to offer. You will want to stay longer than you planned.

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TOWN OF CHESTER STREETLIGHT CONVERSION PROGRESS Project Overview The Town of Chester has been working with Tanko Lighting since spring 2017 to convert the Town’s streetlights to high-efficiency Light Emitting.. read more

Town of Chester Bid Proposal Reappraisal and Revaluation of Real Property for the 2018 Grand List


RFP Chester 2018 Grand List

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Chester Parks and Recreation


Chester Parks and Recreation Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs! CALL 860-526-0013 extension 223 or e-mail parkrec@chesterct.org TO SAVE YOUR SPACE by Monday, October 16th! Call or visit our.. read more

Bluebird Nesting Boxes and Backyard Bird Feeding – Dos and Don’ts


“Sunday, October 29th, 3PM at the Chester Meeting House, “Bluebird Nesting Boxes and Backyard Bird Feeding – Dos and Don’ts.” Local bird expert, Matthew Male, will give a presentation on how.. read more



Yoga Registration Form ALL LEVELS Yoga in Chester Sponsored by Chester Parks and Recreation and Gather for Wellness STARTS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH Tuesday Nights 5:45pm $10 CHESTER TOWN HALL 2ND.. read more