Best of Danbury:
Great Things to Do In and Around Danbury


  • Tarrywile Park & Mansion, Southern Blvd. (hiking, picnicking), Danbury
  • Roger’s Park, Main St., Danbury
  • Kent Falls State Park (north of New Milford), Kent Cornwall Road, (hiking, swimming, fishing, picnicking), Kent
  • Candlewood Lake, E. Hayestown Rd. (for residents but nonresidents can buy daily passes; swimming, boating and picnicking), Danbury
  • Kenosia Park, Christopher Columbus Rd. (near Westside campus), swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking,  Danbury
  • Squantz Pond State Park, Shortwoods Road, (swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, picnicking, New Fairfield
  • Westside Nature Preserve, Lake Avenue, (hiking trail starts at softball field), Westside campus, Danbury
  • Huntington State Park, Sunset Hill Road, (hiking, mountain biking, fishing), Bethel
  • Bear Mountain Reservation, Bear Mountain Road, (hiking, swimming, mountain biking, picnicking, Danbury
  • Farrington Woods, Mill Plain Road, (hiking, mountain biking), Danbury
  • Putnam Memorial State Park, Black Rock Turnpike, (hiking, museum, park activities), Redding


  • AMC Loews Movie Theatre, International Drive (off Federal Rd.), Danbury
  • AMC Loews Movie Theatre, Eagle Drive, Danbury
  • Bethel Cinema, Greenwood Ave., (foreign films, independent studio films, specials offered on Mon. and Tues.), Bethel
  • Bank Street Movie Theater ($5 Tuesdays), Bank Street, New Milford
  • Edmond Town Hall, Main Street, Newtown
  • Empire Cinema, NY-22, Brewster, NY
  • Palace Theatre, Main Street, Danbury

Coffee Houses and Diners

  • Molten Java Café, Greenwood Ave., (live music on Friday and Saturday nights; seasonal outdoor seating, Internet), Bethel
  • Community Coffeehouse, Madison Ave. (Christian musicians featured once a month on Saturday night), Danbury


  • Military Museum of Southern New England, Park Avenue, Danbury
  • Danbury Scott Fanton Museum and Historical Society, Main Street, Danbury
  • Danbury Railway Museum, White Street, Danbury
  • Charles Ives House, Mountainville Road, Danbury

Ice Cream

  • Dr. Mike’s Ice Cream Parlor, Greenwood Ave., Bethel
  • Duble-Twister (across from White Hall), White St., Danbury
  • Cold Stone Creamery, near the mall, Backus Ave., Danbury
  • Il Bacio’s, Germantown Road, Danbury
  • Cream and Sugar Cafe, PT Barnum Square, Bethel
  • Ferris Acres Creamery, Sugar Street, Newtown

Local Restaurants

  • TK’s (Sports Bar), White St., Danbury
  • Ciao Café (Italian), Ives St., Danbury
  • Two Steps Downtown Grille (Southwest), Ives St., Danbury
  • JK’s Texas Hot Wieners (American), South St., Danbury
  • Sycamore Drive-in (American), Greenwood Ave., Bethel
  • Bangkok Restaurant (Thai), Old Newtown Rd., Danbury
  • Terra Brasilis Restaurant (Brazilian ), Main St., Danbury
  • Los Andes (Ecuadorian), Main St., Danbury
  • Galapagos (Ecuadorian), Ives St., Danbury
  • La Chicanita (Mexican), Main St., Danbury
  • El Sabor Ecuatoriano (Ecuadorian), Ives St., Danbury
  • Pancho’s Tacos (Mexican), White St., Danbury
  • Garcias (Mexican), Balmforth Ave., off White St., Danbury


  • Danbury Ice Rink (ice skating, hockey), Danbury
  • Golf at Richter Park, Danbury
  • Skiing in Patterson, N.Y. or Woodbury, N.Y.
  • Stony Hill Driving Range, Rte. 6/Newtown Rd., Bethel
  • Golf Quest (mini-golf and indoor driving range), Brookfield
  • Fun Station, Mill Plain Rd., Danbury
  • Brookfield Lanes Bowling Alley (just north of the 4 corners), Brookfield
  • Boston Billiards, across from Danbury Square Mall, Danbury
  • WCSU Westside Nature Preserve (start by the softball field and follow signs), Westside campus


  • HART bus to Brewster, N.Y. (to catch the Metro North train to Grand Central station in NYC), call (203) 748-2034 for locations
  • Sycamore Restaurant Car Cruise (Rte. 202), Bethel
  • Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury
  • Danbury Public Library, Danbury
  • Meeker’s Hardware Store (national historic site), Danbury
  • City Center Trolley (all-day pass for $1), Danbury
  • Elephant Trunk Flea Market, Rte. 7, New Milford (Sundays only)
  • Stew Leonard’s Dairy Store, Federal Rd., Danbury


  • Wooster Jazz (once a month jazz concert), Wooster School, Danbury
  • Danbury Concert Association Series (four weekend classical music concerts), Ives Concert Hall, White Hall, Midtown campus


  • Barnes & Noble, Danbury Square Mall, Danbury

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