Litchfield, CT

Litchfield, CT










Destination: northwest hills of Connecticut … Litchfield and Washington, Depot
Travel time: An easy hour and 20 minutes from the Lower CT River Valley to go 67 miles North and West of Middletown (past Cheshire, Waterbury, New Milford) in under a 1/2 tank … a collection of towns where year-round residents and weekenders come; nearby towns include Kent, New Preston, Sharon, Roxbury, Cornwall and nearby Bantam Lake
What to Bring: A windbreaker for chilly evenings…umbrella… picnic basket … a bike or a kayak maybe


  1. Outdoor recreation including
    • Hidden Valley State Park … plus Hidden Valley Eatery
    • Lake Waramaug
    • Steve Brook Preserve
    • Kent Falls
  2. Antiquing … be sure you have space your car to bring your newfound treasures home!
  3. Fall Foliage … never too soon to plan that special fall getaway
  4. Enjoy Litchfield Town Green with its restaurants and shops and outdoor summer concerts … plus farmers markets, and dance performances
  5. Local old-time taverns and Inns:
    • GW Tavern in Washington Depot, CT … warm and friendly, local beers, and local menu i.e. pear salad, CT Fluke,  Swordfish, Organic Salmon, Baby Back Ribs and Angus Rib Eye Steak
    • Hopkins Inn; a large colonial home which, back in the day, was the center of social activity locally, overlooking Lake Waramaug in Warren, CT

Something for everyone; from camping under the stars … to a room for $80-$200 … to high-end luxury …
1. The Litchfield Inn in Litchfield: friendly staff; “every day is a special day” at the Litchfield Inn … a Bistro too!
2. Hidden Valley B&B in Washington CT: a Dutch Colonial estate
3. The Mayflower Grace in Washington, CT: an elegant 58-acre estate, gourmet dining and award winning chefs, spa, pools, tennis courts, a putting green, a library plus hiking, archery, kayaking, biking and fly fishing they can arrange for you

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