New Fairfield is in northern Fairfield County. The town has a total area of 25.1 square miles. The population is approximately 14,000. New Fairfield is one of the five towns that surround Candlewood Lake. Candlewood dominates the eastern side of the town and extends both north and south beyond the town borders. Squantz Pond, Ball Pond and Margerie Reservoir are also in New Fairfield. New Fairfield is right off I-84 and is 50 miles from New York City.
Sherman is the northernmost and least populated town of Fairfield County, Connecticut. The town has a total area of 23.4 square miles. The population is approximately 3800. Sherman has been named “Best Small Town in Connecticut” three times by Connecticut Magazine. Sherman is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from Manhattan.