Litchfield County, Connecticut is located approximately 25 miles west of Hartford. New Hartford is the first community one enters traveling west on Route 202. Our close proximity to the foot of the Berkshire Hills provides us with a spectacular setting. We are divided into several sections: Nepaug, Bakerville, West Hill, Town Hill, Pine Meadow, New Hartford Center and Satan’s Kingdom.
We have two primary schools, Bakerville Consolidated School, serving grades one and two, and New Hartford Elementary School, serving grades pre-kindergarten, one and two. Ann Antolini School houses grade three through six for all residents of town.
The Bakerville section of New Hartford is located in the south section of town. Children from Nepaug, Bakerville and a portion of the West Hill section of town attend our K through 2 primary school.
The school is located off of Route 202. When traveling east on 202 (from Torrington), turn left at the light onto Cedar Lane. Visitors from the direction of Canton (traveling west), turn right onto Cedar Lane. The school is located on the left side just after the intersection of Gillette Road and Cedar Lane.
Visitor parking is located on the left (south) side of the school. Please enter the building through the main doors adjacent to that parking lot. All visitors are asked to report to the office.
Bakerville’s name derives from our first settlers, Scott and Mary Baker, who arrived in the area around 1800. The big red barn at the intersection of Cedar Lane and Route 202 was once a tannery. Next to it is the remains of a blacksmith shop. Further east, a left onto Maple Hollow will bring you to the Bakerville Library, once one of the areas many small school houses.
Today’s residents still enjoy the rural flavor of New Hartford. A short drive from the center of Bakerville will bring you to Brodie Park, where all residents are able to enjoy activities on West Hill Lake. Living in Connecticut’s northwest hills allows one unlimited outdoor activities such as hiking at White Memorial in Litchfield or skiing at New Hartford’s Ski Sundown. Our proximity to bigger towns and cities affords us many cultural opportunities from the Warner Theater in Torrington to the Bushnell in Hartford.