This peaceful rural community in the heart of Fairfield County is committed to excellence in education, maintaining open space, and preserving its historical and natural resources. Conscientious planning shapes the Town to meet the complex needs of a modern society, while maintaining the area’s history and charm. First settled in 1642, the town became officially incorporated in 1767.
Easton Redding Region 9 (ER9) is a tri-district comprised of two Pre-K-8 school districts (Easton and Redding) that share a high school. Each of the three districts has its own board of education. The Redding Board of Education is responsible for maintaining the high standards of education found at Redding Elementary School and John Read Middle School. Students in Redding attend Joel Barlow High School and fall under the Region #9 Board of Education. For more information, use my comprehensive tool to explore information about area schools.
Redding Town Green features a wonderful Parade Path that preserves the history of the Town’s local gathering space. Concerts on the Green, the Redding Community Center, Mark Twain Library and the Boys and Girls Club of Redding all service the community. Sports activities abound including lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading, football and tennis, as well as access to numerous local parks and green spaces including Putnam Memorial State Park, Topstone Park, and Collis P. Huntington State Park.
Redding to NYC
Metro-North New Haven Schedule
Depending on where you live in Redding, you can travel to GCT via the Branchville, Wilton, Cannondale or Redding stations on the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North New Haven line.
Redding station is located on Long Ridge Road, a couple of minutes from Route 53. It has full ADA access, but no ticket machines or windows. One-way peak fare to GCT is $14.25, one-way off peak is $10.75, and monthly commutation is $308. An annual parking permit is $250; the daily fee is $5. Annual parking permits (as available) can be purchased Monday through Saturday at the recycling center, or ordered at the town clerk’s office during regular business hours. Call 203-938-3026 for information.
If using Branchville station, there are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. The fare to GCT is $14.25 one-way peak, $10.75 one-way off-peak, $308 monthly. Parking is handled by the Town of Ridgefield (203-431-2700). There is a wheelchair ramp to the platform. The station is served by Westport Star Taxi (203-227-3063). Call in advance.
The Wilton Station is a few hundred yards from Center Street near the intersection of Route 7 and 33. Cannondale Station is on Cannon Road, just off Route 7, adjoining the Cannondale Village Shopping Center. There are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. Parking at Wilton and Cannondale is the province of the town (203-563-0100). Tickets bought before boarding the train to Grand Central cost $13.50 one-way peak, $10 one-way off peak. A monthly commutation ticket is $292.