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The Barkhamsted Recreation Summer Camp will be held the week of July 20-24, 2015.  Registration forms and information will be on the Barkhamsted Recreation website- www.barkhamsted.us around mid-late April.  Camp is for children age 4-Grade 8.  Please mark your calendars!

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Important News Update

In reference to a recently published news/social media list of military personnel with a non-specific threat sent to create fear and paranoia, our Barkhamsted Resident Trooper, the Connecticut State Police and I are working with federal, state and local authorities to ensure the utmost safety of our residents.

We have been assured by the State Police that they have not received a direct or credible threat.  Our first priority, as always, is maintaining a safe and secure environment for our residents.

If more information is received regarding this issue, we will post it on this website.

FRCC College Scholarships

Again this year, the Farmington River Coordinating Committee, (FRCC), is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates or current undergraduates from the five river-front towns of Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Hartland and New Hartford, who will be or are attending college to major in environmental science or a related field.  

For information and an application, please visit our website at farmingtonriver.org and click on the scholarship tab or inquire at your school's guidance office.


“Stenciling at the Tavern”

The Barkhamsted Historical Society presents the 2nd program in their series “Stenciling at the Tavern“, Friday night, April 10, at 7:00 pm at the Barkhamsted Senior Center, 109 West River Rd, Pleasant Valley.  Bonnie Boyle, Georgia Nash and Linne Landgraf will teach us about how stenciling was used as decoration in homes and taverns in the 1800’s.  Come learn how they designed and made the floor cloth in the Ladies’ Parlor at Squire’s Tavern and you may even get to try your hand at a stencil too!

 Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  Questions, call: Noreen Watson 860 738-1152

Barkhamsted  Historical Society Plans “Walk  Through Time”

On Saturday, April 18th, the  Barkhamsted   Historical Society will conduct a hike at Peoples’ Forest, East River Rd, in Barkhamsted. The “Walk Through Time “  hike will begin at 10:00 am at Squire’s Tavern, 100 East River Rd. 

The hike will be a circular hike of approximately 1 mile  with about a dozen stops along the way at locations to “see” what it would have looked like in the  past. The Stone Museum and Squire’s Tavern, as well as areas on the banks of the Farmington River,  will be some of the stops.  

The hike  takes about 1 ½ hours  and is relatively easy, although it  covers some uneven ground - so wear suitable shoes. Come experience this area as it was long, long ago.

Questions, call: Paul Hart at 860-379-1861.

Assistant River Stewards for the summer of 2015


FRCC is looking for a team of assistant River Stewards for summer 2015

The Farmington River Coordinating Committee is seeking volunteer Assistant River Stewards for the summer of 2015.  We are looking for people who want to keep our beautiful Farmington River clean, and help foster a safe and family oriented experience on the river between the various users.  This is a terrific opportunity to be outdoors and make a difference in your community.  It also is a great resume builder!

Whether you can only volunteer a little of your time each week, or want to become more involved and learn about river stewardship, we would love to hear from you.  There are even opportunities to ‘adopt’ a small section of the upper Farmington and work within your area.

We look forward to hearing from you! Click here to contact our River Steward and click on the link below to see the full announcement or click here to see the full announcement.

Recreation News



Annual Riverton Fishing Derby - April 11, 2015

The annual Riverton Fishing Derby is on April 11, 2015 which is also opening day of fishing in Connecticut. 

Please note that DEEP has moved opening day one week earlier.  It will now be the 2nd Saturday in April.  This change will provide an additional week to the season and school-age anglers will have the opportunity to fish for trout during their spring breaks. 

Once again, the Grand Prize will be a Hitchcock Chair and there will be great additional prizes for adults and children. Remember that on Friday evening, more than 100 fish will be released into the West Branch of the Farmington River at the bridge in Riverton.  These fish were purchased through funds provided by the Farmington River Anglers Association, the Northwest Connecticut Sportsman's Council, the Northwestern Connecticut Sportsmen's Association, the Northwestern Connecticut Trout Unlimited and the Trophy Trout Club. 

The  derby begins at 6am and ends at 10am. 

All fish will be weighed at the Riverton Fire House.  For more information please contact The Riverton General Store at 860-379-0811.


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Barkhamsted Town Hall
67 Ripley Hill Road ~ P.O. Box 558
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063-0558

(860) 379-8285

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