Top things to do

Top Choice Cinema in Litchfield Hills

Bantam Cinema

Housed in a converted red barn on the shores of Lake Bantam, the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Connecticut is a real Litchfield experience. The well-curated screenings focus on independent and forei…
Top Choice Modern American in Lake Waramaug

Community Table

The name of this Scandinavian-inspired restaurant comes from the 300-year-old black walnut table, where you can sit down to Sunday brunch. The modern American menu is locally sourced.
Top Choice Ice Cream in Litchfield

Peaches 'N Cream

This old-fashioned ice-cream parlor with peppermint trim on the road to Torrington has been serving up homemade ice cream for decades. Seasonal flavors include the eponymous peaches 'n cream, but also cashew cream, …
Top Choice Antiques in Litchfield Hills

Housatonic Trading Company

Housed in a sprawling antique barn, this funky unpretentious dealer has an eclectic mix of antiques, fashion, fun stuff, furniture, books and bric-a-brac spanning decades and at reasonable prices.
Modern American in Kent

Gifford's

These specialty provenders know that without fresh, top-quality ingredients you can't have truly great food. Locally sourced seasonal vegetables and meats, including free-range, golden-hued chicken and Connecticut h…
Modern American in Litchfield Hills

Arethusa al Tavolo

Belonging to a celebrated local dairy, this upscale restaurant uses the farm’s dairy products and sources other ingredients locally to produce its exquisitely presented naturally flavorful dishes, like warm asparagu…
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…
Pub Food in Litchfield

The Village

This restaurant-cum-taproom on Litchfield's town green is both a casual, welcoming hometown pub and – if eating in the dining room – a place to go for a special-occasion meal. The menu has something for everyone, fr…
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…