Wilton is geographically the largest of the five towns in Mid-Fairfield County. Covering 26.8 square miles, Wilton consists of mostly wooded and hilly land crossed by scenic roadways with historic stone walls. The town features a mix of old and new architecture, balancing the preservation of many 200 year old homes and landmarks with new homes and businesses.
Most of Wilton’s 17,600 residents live on one or two acres of wooded land, or in condominiums conveniently located near Wilton Center. Wilton Center serves as the town’s primary retail area while Danbury Road (Route 7) features a mix of corporate offices, retail, and other businesses.
In Lambert Corners, at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 33, you can see an 18th Century home, a l9th Century train station, General store, Post Office, and various shops which are all maintained by the Wilton Historical Society. Just up the road, the Historical Society operates the Wilton Heritage Museum, a classic 18th Century farmhouse. Wilton is also home to Canon Crossing, a pre-Civil War farming village which was restored by actress June Havoc. Canon Crossing offers several small craft and antique stores, and is also host to the annual Grange Fair.
The recreational needs of the community are met by numerous open space parks, an active Family YMCA, and the Wilton Parks & Recreation Department. The town is host to many regional athletic programs due to its modern facilities featuring tennis courts, football, soccer, and baseball fields. Wilton is also home to Fairfield County’s largest indoor athletic field house.