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Welcome to Barkhamsted, CT!

Barkhamsted is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut and contains two villages, Pleasant Valley and Riverton. The Town has a total area of 38.8 square miles of which 36.2 are land and 2.6 square miles (6.72%) is water.
A high percentage of the land in the town is owned by the State of Connecticut as state forest (People's State Forest, American Legion State Forest, Tunxis State Forest and Enders State Forest) and by the Metropolitan District Commission as watershed and recreational land.

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History. Nature. Recreation.

Welcome to beautiful Barkhamsted. You’re already on the trail to a wealth of history, nature and recreation.
Barkhamsted's Economic Development Commission developed this illustrated map to show recreation and historical points in town.

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About the Town of Barkhamsted

Barkhamsted is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut and contains two villages, Pleasant Valley and Riverton. The Town has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.6 km²), of which 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it (6.72%) is water.
A high percentage of the land in the town is owned by the State of Connecticut as state forest (People's State Forest, American Legion State Forest, Tunxis State Forest and Enders State Forest) and by the Metropolitan District Commission as watershed and recreational land.

Major bodies of water include the Barkhamsted Reservoir, Lake McDonough, and the Farmington River.