Top things to do in Kent

Waterfall in Kent

Kent Falls State Park

A rather amazing and popular site, you can walk a quarter-mile to the top – where there's a gushing 70ft waterfall – stopping at various platforms along the way to view the series of different minifalls. There are m…
Sculpture in Kent


Denis Curtiss has turned his yard into a veritable menagerie of cast-iron giraffes, hippos, turtles, elephants, herons and even a few people. They're crafted in Denis' on-site workshop, and many are for sale. If you…
Diner in Kent

Fife 'n' Drum

If you're a fan of 1950s Americana, you'll love this dark woodsy restaurant-cum-diner-cum-bar attached to an inn of the same name. It's delightfully olde worlde, serving hearty comfort food to get you through a day'…
Modern American in Kent

J.P. Gifford Market

Gifford has expanded to two Litchfield locations, and the Kent market is a handy spot to get all-day breakfast burritos and intriguing sandwiches like the Chicken Cutlet Apple Melt. They also offer a few variations …
State Park in Kent

Macedonia Brook State Park

This wooded oasis 2 miles north of Kent offers over 80 miles of hiking trails which crest the rocky ridges of Cobble Mountain, affording panoramic views of the valley against a backdrop of the Taconic and Catskill m…
Books in Kent

House of Books

This charming bookstore has an eclectic, beautifully presented selection of new books, including a kids section out back.
Performing Arts in Kent

Gilmore Girls Weekend

The inspiration for the uberpopular Gilmore Girls TV sitcom was the Mayflower Grace Inn in nearby Washington (in the show, the fictional Stars Hollow, Connecticut). In 2016 some hard-core fans decided to dedicate a …
Museum in Kent

Sloane-Stanley Museum

Traditional, though quirky, Sloane-Stanley Museum is a barn full of early American tools and implements – some dating from the 17th century – lovingly collected and arranged by artist and author Eric Sloane. The mus…
Museum in Kent

Connecticut Industrial Museum

Kids love this hands-on outdoor free-for-all cared for by the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, with all manner of steam-powered locomotives, machines and demonstrations.