Photo credit: ERTD/Mysti
Photo credit: ERTD/Mystic Country
was incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, and the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC). The town was originally known as “Volunteer Town.” Located in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles. Two-thirds of the town is made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities, such as hunting, camping, and horseback riding. The Town Hall and Library are located in the Village Center, along with the K-8 Elementary School, Constitution Field, the walking track and gazebo.
Voluntown Town Hall: 115 Main St., Voluntown, CT 06384 Phone: (860) 376-4089 Fax: (860) 376-3295 Animal Control (NECCOG): (860) 774-1253 Building/Zoning: (860) 376-3867 Planning/Zoning: (860) 376-4089 Public Library: (860) 376-0485 Public Works Garage: (860) 376-2878
Visitors enjoy lodging at places such as Nature’s Campsite, Circle C Campground or Tamarack Lodge, and hometown cooking at popular restaurants such as Town Pizza and Claudia’s. Nearby Pachaug State Forest provides 28,000 acres of recreational opportunities and the area is known as one of the top five sites for fall foliage in Connecticut. Within town limits, visitors will also find numerous riding trails and the state’s only “horse camp,” as well as boating and fishing at Beach Pond, which has a public boat launch and is annually stocked by both Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Voluntown is home to many entrepreneurial companies offering services from carpentry and construction to antiques and motion pictures. Dairy and tree farms are an important part of the Voluntown economy.
Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company: (860) 376-0475
CT State, Troop E Montville: (860) 848-6500 Selectman’s Office: (860) 376-5880 Tax Collector: (860) 376-0453 Town Clerk: (860) 376-4089 Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station: 514 Brown Road, Voluntown (860) 564-7750
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