Weston lies directly north of Westport’s shoreline community one hour from New York City. Rich in rustic New England flavor, with a determination to preserve its rural landscape, almost a quarter of the town is permanently devoted to natural open space. The scenic, hilly countryside is dotted with ponds, rivers and the pristine Saugatuck Reservoir. Hiking enthusiasts frequent Devil’s Den Nature Conservancy, a 1,700 acre preserve, while others visit the 53 acre Bisceglie-Scribner Park providing active recreation with picnic facilities, a swimming pond, and the Kiwanis Fitness Trail. Six tennis courts are located at the high school. There is a private tennis club and several private country and golf clubs in the area.
A myriad of activities is offered through the Parks and Recreation Commission. Country fairs and farmer’s markets are frequent weekend events. A hometown feeling is evident during the Memorial Day and July Fourth Celebrations. Its 10,037 residents have a strong sense of community, and an active town government. Their “Blue Ribbon” school district is widely admired as one of the premier systems in the country, with one Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High School.
Weston shares some services and amenities with its sister town, Westport, such as access to the Westport beaches, the ever-popular YMCA, abundant shopping, restaurants, and the Westport Country Playhouse.
WESTON RESOURCES and LINKS
Elementary Schools (Grades K-3)
Hurlbutt Elementary School
Intermediate Schools (Grades 4-5)
Weston Intermediate School
Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
Weston Middle School
High School (Grade 9-12)
Weston High School
This 53 acre park provides active recreation and contains picnic facilities, a swimming pond, playground, and a fitness trail.
Devil’s Den Nature Conservancy
1,746 acre nature preserve with historic features and over 20 miles of hiking trails.
Katharine Ordway Preserve
Three miles of hiking trails and arboretum on 60 acres.
Aspetuck Land Trust