Litchfield Hills attractions

State Park in Litchfield Hills

Mount Tom State Park

The best swimming in the Litchfield Hills is at this state park, 3.5 miles west of Bantam. The not-even-1-mile 'tower trail' leads to the stone Mt Tom Tower at the summit. Note that when the limited parking lot is f…
Museum in Litchfield Hills

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

The town’s religious history extends to the founding of the first theological seminary in the USA by local resident Reverend Joseph Bellamy. His home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, a 1750s clapboard mansi…
Waterfall in Kent

Kent Falls State Park

A rather amazing and popular site, you can walk a ¼ 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 more ea…
Winery in Litchfield

Haight-Brown Vineyards

The veranda overlooking the state’s first wine-producing vineyard (established 1975) sets the mood, while chocolate and cheese pairings make it even more palatable. Chocolate Decadence rail excursions ($79, April to…
Sculpture in Kent

Sculpturedale

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…
Bridge in Cornwall

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

You'll want to venture down to the river's edge to photograph this quaint covered bridge, built in 1864 and famed for allowing the passengers of horse-drawn carriages to have a moment of sheltered canoodling, which …
Forest in Litchfield

Topsmead State Forest

This forest was once the estate of Edith Morton Chase. You can visit her grand Tudor-style summer home, complete with its original furnishings (free guided tours are available between June and October, on the second…
Winery in Lake Waramaug

Hopkins Vineyard

On the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard produces eminently drinkable wines from predominantly French American hybrid grapes. Come for wine tastings with views of the lake from its bar. There's a nic…
Shrine in Litchfield

Lourdes of Litchfield

Whether you’re seeking enlightenment or just a peaceful stroll on wooded paths, this beautiful fieldstone replica of the Grotto Lourdes in France, constructed by Litchfield’s Monfort Brothers seminarians in the 1950…
Historic Site in Litchfield

Tapping Reeve House & Litchfield Law School

In 1775 Tapping Reeve established the English-speaking world's first law school at his home. When attendance overwhelmed his own house, he built the meticulously preserved one-room schoolhouse in his side yard. John…