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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Legal Notice Inland Wetlands Public Hearing

03/21/2019

LEGAL NOTICE CHESTER INLAND WETLANDS & WATERCOURSES AGENCY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The Chester Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 1, 2019,.. read more

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

03/14/2019

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

Bulletin Board

Plan of Conservation and Development 2019-2029 Final Draft

03/21/2019

Plan of Conservation and Development 2019-2029 Final Draft

Park & Rec Summer Camp Availability

03/19/2019

SHARE THE NEWS!  MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER! link:  2019 CAMP CALENDAR link:  2019 CAMP REGISTRATION We are an outdoor program specializing in waterfront activities! Our Camp Counselors are Certified Lifeguards.   SUMMER CAMP.. read more

Vegetation Management Plan

03/04/2019

Vegetation Management Plan