St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Charlestown. Image credit: John Phelan (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Charlestown is located in the southwestern region of Sullivan County, along the Connecticut River. The town was incorporated in 1783 but its history goes back to 1735 when it was granted as one of the first townships on the Connecticut River. Walking down the Historic District of Charlestown Main Street, you will be transported back in time! Take time to admire the 63 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Connecticut River Bank building, and Rick’s Electric building. History buffs will also enjoy visiting Fort at #4 Open-Air Museum and Historic Landmark. Visitors can learn about life in the first townships along the Connecticut River and watch military reenactments. For adventure lovers, Morningside Flight Park, in North Charlestown, sits among the Connecticut River Valley’s rolling hills, perfect for hang gliding and paragliding.