Thomaston is an attractive New England atmosphere of earlier days, and provides a convenient location for professionals who travel to Waterbury, Torrington and Hartford on Route 8, Route 6 and Interstate 84.
Extensive shopping opportunities offer exceptional goods and services to citizens and residents of nearby towns. Thomaston's public school system consists of three schools; Black Rock School until third grade; Thomaston Center school until sixth grade; and Thomaston High School, which also serves seventh and eighth graders.
A public library houses enlightening and enjoyable materials for all ages, and a senior center sponsors programs and events for senior citizens. The Thomaston Historical Society's museum has a display of farm tools, clothing, home furnishings and antique clocks from the Seth Thomas era.
State parks and the local recreation department provide plenty of outdoor activities in Thomaston. Available at Black Rock State Park and Mattatuck State Forest are hiking trails, nature study and quiet relaxation. Picnic areas are located near the Thomaston Dam and Northfield Dam. A public beach, tennis courts, ball fields and playgrounds offer an assortment of individual and team sports, open play and aquatic fun.