The majestic Housatonic River and the various lakes nearby afford excellent opportunities for boating, kayaking, fishing, and contemplation. Biking locally and on the Bike Trail in Millerton, NY is another popular past time. The Appalachian Trail meanders through the hills of the area, with easy access from Salisbury. And many acres in both Salisbury and Lakeville have been carefully conserved by an active Salisbury Land Trust. The public park (Town Grove) on the shore of Lake Wononscopomuc is a center of community activities, including beach, swimming, July 4th picnics, concerts by the Salisbury town band, as well as play areas for children. Public and private gatherings in the recently remodeled meeting hall at the Grove occur frequently. In the winter, skiing (downhill and cross country) and ice hockey are popular pursuits, all within easy reach.
Located in the nearby town of Sharon, Sharon Audubon Center offers an ample opportunity to explore wildlife in all forms. Audubon Sharon is a place where families, solo hikers, or groups can enjoy a wide range of ecosystems and scenery year-round.
Salisbury’s historic Scoville Memorial Library is a vibrant part of Salisbury Village, with books, music, videos, up-to-date electronic services, an excellent children’s collection, and a rich and full programs of many kinds.
During the summer months popular venues such as Tanglewood, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Music Mountain, Shakespeare & Company, The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Tri-Arts Summer Theater are nearby. Crescendo, a choral musical group, specializing in Baroque music and rarely performed music of many eras, as well as the Taconic Learning Center both enliven the winter months.
Excellent public and independent schools include the top-rated Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Salisbury Central School, as well as The Salisbury School, The Hotchkiss School, Indian Mountain School, and Berkshire School.
Nearby medical, nursing and assisted living facilities include Sharon Hospital, Sharon Health Center, Noble Horizons, and Geer Village.
Volunteer organizations serve the community well: Salisbury Visiting Nurses Association, Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lakeville Hose Company, Housatonic Child Care, Salisbury Family Services, and Women's Support Services.
Salisbury is a particularly beautiful, idyllic country town, with a history reaching back to the 18th c. unusually graced by a population of varied talents and interests, including farmers, long-settled old families and newer families from many different localities. Read more
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The charm of Salisbury village, the rural beauty of the surrounding countryside, and the landscape of the rolling Litchfield Hills make Lion's Head a wonderful place to live, play and enjoy life– without the maintenance burdens of individual home ownership. Read more