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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Notice of Special Town Meeting


NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING CHESTER TOWN HALL 7:30 PM MAY 25, 2017   The electors of the TOWN OF CHESTER, CT and all other citizens qualified to vote in.. read more

Stormwater Management Plan


A copy of the 2004 Stormwater Management Plan is also available for review at the First Selectman’s Office in the Town Hall.   2016 Annual Report Stormwater Management Plan

Bulletin Board

Memorial Day Parade


The annual Memorial Day Parade and Exercises in Chester is planned for Monday, May 29th at 9 am with Jane Cable serving as Emcee and Bob Blair being honored as.. read more

Pelletier Park Improvements


Thank you to all who helped on Saturday to improve Pelletier Park on Cedar Lake! Volunteers included staff members Meghan Saunders and Justin Robida, Commission members Ivey Gianetti, Deron Grabel,.. read more

Park & Rec Summer Camp Availablity


SUMMER CAMP SPACES AVAILIBLE THE WEEK OF: 2 spaces the week of July 31, 2 space the week of August 7, and 2 spaces the week of August 14.    .. read more