State Park in Litchfield

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. Fees are reduced during weekdays.
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…
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 (free guided tours are available between June and October, but hours vary, so call ahead), complete with its ori…
Historic Site in Litchfield

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…
Bridge in West Cornwall

Cornwall Bridge

You'll want to venture down to the river's edge to photograph this quaint covered bridge, famed for allowing the passengers of horse-drawn carriages to have a moment of sheltered canoodling, which earned it the nick…
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. Call ahead du…
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…
Museum in Litchfield

Litchfield History Museum

This museum features a small permanent collection, including a modest photographic chronicle of the town and a dress-up box with Colonial clothes for children to try on, plus some local-interest rotating exhibits.
Wildlife Reserve in West Cornwall

Audubon Sharon Center

The Audubon Society operates the Audubon Center on Rte 4 between Cornwall Bridge and Sharon. There is a raptor aviary, which houses 16 species of birds, including a peregrine falcon, a bald eagle and a great horned …
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…