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.

Town Notices

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Ballot Changes

10/16/2018

As you may be aware, over the years various conversations have taken place to discuss the length of Chester’s municipal ballot. Some positions have gone from appointed to elected, some the.. read more

SBA Loans Available

10/16/2018

SBA Loans Available – as a result of the May 15, 2018 severe storms, tornados, and straight-line winds. Sorry for the multiple emails today – lots of important information to provide… Attached.. read more

Bulletin Board

Free Light Bulbs at the Sustainable Chester- Conservation and Energy Fair

10/16/2018

Saturday, October 27th 9AM to 1PM  Chester Meeting House   Come to learn what you can do about making Chester more sustainable! How you can do more to conserve and.. read more

Chester Parks and Recreation

08/27/2018

Open post to view and download the brochure

Increased West Nile Virus Activity throughout CT

08/14/2018

Increased West Nile Virus Activity throughout CT   The Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) is advising Chester residents to be aware of a rapid build-up of West Nile Virus.. read more