Farmington River

Saville Dam

American Legion State Forest

Peoples State Forest

Natural Beauty

Barkhamsted is the home of the historical Saville Dam, Barkhamsted Reservoir, and People's and American Legion State Forests.

Within the Barkhamsted Reservoir lies the foundations of Barkhamsted Hollow, an original portion of town that was purchased by The Metropolitan District Commission during The Great Depression. This area was intentionally flooded following the construction of the Saville Dam.

In addition, the Farmington River provides excellent kayaking and canoeing, continuing down to New Hartford and beyond. The state forests have many miles of hiking trails and can be used year-round for outdoor recreation. Read more about Barkhamsted's hiking trails!

Around Town

The center of town is Pleasant Valley which contains the Barkhamsted Elementary School, The General Store, the Drive-In, the Post Office, and the Town Hall.

Riverton is the other village in Barkhamsted, and contains a Post Office, and various shops and restaurants. The main street through Riverton is on the National Historic Register and contains many historic buildings. Riverton is also the location of the Annual Riverton Fair, which takes place in early October of each year.

The Riverton Fair is the last fair of the year in Connecticut. The Still River and the Farmington River join together in Riverton, creating 4 miles of some of the best trout fishing in the country. Between Riverton and Pleasant Valley, there is a catch-and-release fishing area on the Farmington, which allows for year-round fishing for various species of trout.

Barkhamsted Senior Center

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The Barkhamsted Senior Center was established in 1989. We were given the building at 109 West River Road to hold our meetings by the Town of Barkhamsted. Our goal is to foster friendships and to be entertained with mutual interests. We have a monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each Tuesday we provide a lunch at 12:00 pm at the cost of $4.00 and each Thursday we provide a full menu breakfast at 7:00 am to 9:30 am, donations only. Pool is played during the breakfast hours on Thursdays.  

We are governed by an executive board, consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We have an existing set of by-laws that dictate the way the center is operated. Annual membership is offered to persons 55 years old and older at a cost of $5.00 (one spouse must be 55 years of age) all are welcome. Please check our monthly calendar of events.

Our mailing address is:    Barkhamsted Seniors                                      

                                        67 Ripley Hill Road                                

                                        Barkhamsted, CT 06063

Our telephone number is (860) 738-1264.

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Community Links

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Community Sports Programs

Youth sports in Barkhamsted are run by individual organizations rather than the Recreation Department.  See below for contact information.

Farmington Valley Health District

We strive to Promote health programs and policies that support good health; Prevent disease outbreaks and conditions that give rise to poor health; and Protect you from health threats-the everyday and the exceptional. Whether you are searching for information on how to protect yourself from the flu, proper septic system maintenance or the latest health alerts on food recalls, the FVHD is here for you.

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Places of Worship

Pleasant Valley Methodist Church

93 River Road, Pleasant Valley, CT 06063

(860) 379-2157

First Congregational Church

6 Old Town Hall Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063

(​​860) 379-5864

Praise Christian Fellowship

52 New Hartford Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063

(860) 738-9039

Riverton Congregational Church

9 Robertsville Road, Riverton, CT 06065

(860) 379-6141