Best Places to Trick or Treat This Halloween in Connecticut 2012 (Litchfield County)
Litchfield County is a beautiful place to live and play especially this time of year. The rural setting makes for a very pretty picture indeed. However, in many areas, that same rural setting might not be the most conducive for trick or treating from house to house if the next house is a mile away! Also, Halloween falls on a Monday evening this year and many neighbors are "weekenders" in Litchfield County, meaning an empty house on a Monday night for the locals. You may just have to get creative and go where the candy is so we've rounded up a few options for you.
New Milford Parks and Rec is organizing a new "safe alternative" to trick or treating this year. Instead of trick or treating in your neighborhood people are asked to register their vehicles, decorate them and then park around the town green on Halloween night from 5:30-7:30. You can pass out candy as children "trunk or treat" from car to car. For more information call New Milford Parks and Rec at 860.355.6050. If there is heavy rain the event will be canceled.
The Town of Litchfield is one of the larger villages in Litchfield County with a beautiful green lined by fine restaurants, galleries and shops. The local school is right down the road and homes are quite close to one another, meaning lots of candy! In the past, thousands have gathered on Meadow Street while the firemen and police closed off the street to traffic. However, things began to get a bit crowded and the home owners couldn't keep up with the candy demands so this year don't expect it to be as user friendly as in years past. Might be better to stay closer to home if possible.
Roxbury is a darling historic village and the homeowners take Halloween seriously. On South Street you'll find creatively decorated homes as well as loads of children doing tricks for treats (or not). Some homeowners even put on their own mini haunted houses.
Kent For the Norman Rockwell trick or treating experience head to quaint Kent, CT. Businesses on Main Street get into the spirit with decorations and handing out candy. Children then walk over to Elizabeth Street for trick or treating from home to home.
Danbury Fair Mall Put on your costume and from 4-6pm head over to the mall to trick or treat in participating stores. This option is guaranteed to bring in lots of loot and it's nice to be able to head over the food court for dinner afterwards. There's even a carousel and indoor playground to finish the night off with.