Not to be confused with New Canaan, Connecticut, Canaan/ Falls Village is a place where people come to enjoy life in a New England country setting; where neighbor helps neighbor, the schools are excellent, the virtues of small-town life still exist and this town’s long, colorful history is cherished and preserved.
Named for the biblical town of Canaan, much of the Housatonic State Forest is located in Canaan. The railroad in 1868 brought many of NYC’s wealthy residents to the quiet, peaceful area. They built magnificent summer homes and eventually many of these summer visitors settled year round. One visit and you will feel that you’ve been transported back to the mid-1800s. The churches, railroad depot, streets and houses have maintained their 19th century integrity.
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Canaan

FACTS

Year Town Incorporated: 1739
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen
Geographic Location: NW Tip of Region
Geographic Area: 23.3 mi²
Current Population: Est. 1,288 (2000 Census)
Median Household Income: $80,420
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Danbury, CT (22 mi. pop.74,848).
State Lands: Housatonic State Forest
Recreation: Waveny Park, Mead Park Pond, Mill Pond, Spencer’s Run, Mead Memorial Park, Bristow Bird Sanctuary, Appalachian Trail

CANAAN TOWN HALL 

Assessor’s Office

Health Officer

First Selectman

Tax Collector

Town Clerk

Zoning Land Use

TO EAT

Collins Diner (860) 824.7040

Great Wall Kitchen (860) 824.7399

Kati O’Cassey’s Bistro (860) 824.4848

Roma Pizzaria (860) 824.8125

OF INTEREST

Lime Rock Park Raceway 860.435.5000

Snack Shack & Mini Golf 860.824.7566

Canaan Colonial Theatre (860) 824.4488

SERVICES
Canaan Mobil (860) 824.0616

North Canaan X-tra Mart (860) 824.1152