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Bethany (Connecticut)

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Bethany (Connecticut)

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Bethany [2] is a small town in Connecticut and one of three that compose Amity. It is rapidly growing as a town because it is set back from the rest of the surrounding areas but is in the middle of New Haven and Waterbury, two cities within CT. Although it contains both a High School and a Middle School, the Middle School is shared with Woodbridge and the local High School is a single one, located in Woodbridge for all of Amity.


Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

  • New Haven

Follow Rt. 63 (Amity Rd.) directly into Bethany.

  • Waterbury

Rt 8 South onto 63 into Bethany.

By Plane[edit]

  • Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (IATA: HVN) (ICAO: KHVN), 155 Burr Street, Phone: +1 203 466-8833, [3]. Served by USAirways. Find 63 and take it through Woodbridge into Bethany.
  • Bradley International Airport (IATA: BDL) [4] in Windsor Locks (near Hartford), from which I-91 leads straight to New Haven, then take 63 into Bethany. It is about an hour away and a half away.
  • Laguardia Airport in nearby Queens. It has flights nation and worldwide, and is about 1 1/2 hours away. Follow 95 from New York City into New Haven, then 63 into Bethany.

By train[edit]

  • Metro North Railroad provides service between New Haven, New York and intermediate points. Take a car/taxi down 63 into Bethany.
  • Amtrak provides direct service from Virginia to Boston and stops in New Haven. Simply take a car/taxi down 63 into Bethany.

Get around[edit]

Bethany is a small town without any centralized concentration of buildings, the only major roads are 63 and 69. A car is highly advised.

See[edit][add listing]

There's horse farms. And some vegetable farms. And someone has geese. You can drive around and see the various farm animals.

An old run down air field off 63 which has frequent farmer's markets, horse shows, and once a year a carnival.

In fall there are leaves. Colorful ones. Lots of trees on the side roads so it's a very tranquil drive.

There are many historic settings throughout the center of town, mainly the old church and surrounding. All of it is free to view.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Bethany West, It's a pond. You can fish or swim. There's a big hill to sled down during winter, just don't hit the fence! This is a favorite spot for the locals to drink liquor and fornicate.

animal abductions have been reported and the forests bear ample evidence of satanic cult activity. Melonheads have been confirmed in the area of Lake Bethany. Outsiders are advised to be extremely cautious in and about the woods.

  • Indoor Golf/Tennis, Located on a small road behind Teddy B's.
  • Whitlock's Book Barn, 20 Sperry Rd. (Off Rt. 69, near the Woodbridge town line), (203) 393-1240, [1]. Tuesday through Sunday, 9-5. The oldest used bookshop in Connecticut, "The Book Barn" (est. 1948) has over 20,000 used and rare books, from 10-cent novels and children's books to antiquarian collectors' titles.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Teddy B's, Open 7am - 10pm, 136 Amity Rd (Rt 63), +1 203 393-1525 It is a small Italian/Greek restaurant.
  • Country Corner Diner, Directly off of 63, a small family owned diner.
  • Steve's Deli & Grocery, open 5am - 9pm, 710 Amity Rd (Rt 63), +1 203 393 9111, It is primarily known for sandwiches but also has an assortment of dinner specials varying by the day of the week.
  • Billy's Ice Cream, open 11am - 10pm, 742 Amity Rd (Rt 63) +1 203 393 3294 A small ice cream parlour.
  • Frank Brothmann's 20th Century Foods Seasonal. 455 Amity Road. +1 203 287 9286

Menu focuses primarily on foods of the 20th century. Excellent long hot dogs. Ask Frank about the special of the day and you're likely to hear a story about a haunted Indian burial site or his grandkids' food allergies. Excellent nut soup. Ask for it extra creamy.

  • Bethany Restaurant & Prizza, open 11am - 10pm, 696 Amity Rd (Rt 63) +1 203 393 0700 If you want to eat there you have to go in the back, the front is only for pickup.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Town & Country Liquors, 696 Amity Rd (Rt 63), +1 203 393 0069 There are no bars in Bethany but there is this package store. You can buy beer, liquor or wine here and then drink it in a barn. But be very careful, Melonheads have been alleged to attack intoxicated revellers.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are no hotels in Bethany. Or bed and breakfasts. The locals fornicate in barns or in other towns. The nearest ones are in New Haven, Waterbury, or Orange/Milford (on the Post Rd)

Get out[edit]

New York is about an hour and a half away (depending on traffic). Simply take 63 into New Haven and get on the Merritt Parkway.

More immediate is New Haven (20 mins) which is kind of cool. It has museums and places to eat and a university full of horrid, wealthy brats. Drugs are largely unavailable in Bethany, but can be easily obtained in any of the ghettos ringing Yale University. Just don't go near the 95 entrance (Yale Ave), there's always construction.

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