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Litchfield Hills Tourism and Sightseeing
The Litchfield Hills is a beautiful scenic area which epitomizes the New England experience with white picket fences, untouched scenery, stone walls and rolling pastures. There is a little something for everyone from country inns, bed and breakfasts to world class resorts and hotels. Kent has been noted by Yankee Magazine as the best place in New England to view fall foliage. The area is known for antique shops, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, quaint villages and fine dining. Litchfield Hills is also a great spot for family fun as there are two Amusement Parks in the region, Quassy Amusement Park and Lake Compounce. It is a year round destination as it has three ski areas and miles of cross country ski trails in its 18 nature centers and 30 state parks and forests. Ten towns in Litchfield Hills are part of a National Heritage Area designated for its culture and natural beauty.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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29th Annual OKTOBERFEST
29th Annual OKTOBERFEST
Food Tour in Middlebury, CT USA

OKTOBERFEST with live music, food, beer 29th Annual Oktoberfest Sept. 26 & 27, 2020. In the Oktoberfest Pavilion. Free admission with parking $7. Fees for food,beverages, rides and attractions. Oktoberfest is 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Live music at 1 p.m.


A Vintage Christmas, Open House
A Vintage Christmas, Open House things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Shopping in Woodbury, CT USA

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Please join us for our Annual Holiday Open House. Saturday, November 5th 10-4 and Sunday November 6th 12-4. Be the first to see Litchfield County's largest selection of vintage ornaments. Maison St. Germain does a fabulous job decorating for the holidays.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Bethlehem, CT USA

House embodies the different passions of two individuals. The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden embodies the dramatically different passions of two extraordinary individuals. Bethlehem pastor Joseph Bellamy, a renowned leader of the Great Awakening, the emotional religious revival of the 1740s, built the house around 1754.

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Kent, CT USA

Antique machinery museum (industrial, agricultural, mining) The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association is a non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and demonstration of antique machinery from our industrial and agricultural past.

Digging into the Past; Archaeology in Connecticut
Digging into the Past; Archaeology in Connecticut things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Washington, CT USA

New Exhibit Did you know that Connecticut contains thousands of archaeological sites spanning 10,000 years? These sites provide insights on important stories about Connecticut’s cultural heritage not found in history books.


Farmington River Tubing
Farmington River Tubing
Recreation in New Hartford, CT USA
User Rating:  User Rating 5.0
Tube down the Farmington River for a great day's fun! Farmington River Tubing will put you and your friends in our bright yellow or green river tubes for a 2.5 mile ride down the wild and scenic Farmington River.

Glass Blowing Workshops
Glass Blowing Workshops
Recreation in Riverton, CT USA

Fun Glass Blowing Workshops for children and adults Glass Blowing Workshops This is a rare opportunity to create glass art at the furnace, Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you will learn the many different ways of forming molten glass, including blowing & solid working.

Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden
Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Historic Site in Woodbury, CT USA

historic house & English-style garden Mid 18th century historic house (or glebe) of John Rutgers Marshall, first Episcopal priest in Woodbury who lived here with his wife, nine children and three slaves from 1771-1786.

Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School
Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Arts and Craft in Riverton, CT USA

Glass blowing studio gallery & school open to the public. Discover the unique studio/gallery of master glass blower Peter Greenwood. The studio resides in The Historic Stone Church (1829) in the charming village of Riverton, CT. Watch the fascinating ancient art of glass blowing.


Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce
Theme Park in Bristol, CT USA
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New England's Family Theme Park

Lilac Walk & Tea
Lilac Walk & Tea
Historic Site in Bethlehem, CT USA

Learn the History Care and Culture of Lilacs with Site Horticulturist, George McCleary, followed by tea in the garden. Bring your children over 5 for a related concurrent program of games and crafts. Lilacs from the collection will also be available for sale.

Mississippian Pottery
Mississippian Pottery things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Washington, CT USA

Mississippian Peoples and Their Pottery A new cultural period known as the Mississippian began around AD 700 in the central Mississippi Valley and spread throughout Southeastern North America.

Observe the Living Traditions of Indian New England
Observe the Living Traditions of Indian New England things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Washington, CT USA

Village Interpreter Program For the fourth consecutive year, IAIS will present the Village Interpreter Program beginning June 28 and running through August 31.

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Theme Park in Middlebury, CT USA

Affordable Family Fun At Traditional Amusement Park Home of the award-winning "Wooden Warrior" roller coaster! "Splash Away Bay" waterpark with the new Category 5 Rapids extreme waterslides, children's splash pad and more. Family amusement park with rides, beach, restaurant, redemption arcade, games, boat rides.

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Theme Park in Middlebury, CT USA

New For 2018: Bouncing Buggies family ride Quassy Amusement & Waterpark will introduce a new thrill ride for 2020 season: Tidal Wave. Located in the heart of the property, Tidal Wave will open along with the other amusement rides on April 25.

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Recreation in Middlebury, CT USA

Family amusement and waterpark in Middlebury CT Open daily through Labor Day. Pricing and operating schedule on the park website. 20 children's, family and thrill rides plus waterpark and beach. Redemption arcade, food, games entertainment. Annual OKTOBERFEST last weekend in September.

Railroad Museum of New England & Naugatuck Railroad Co
Railroad Museum of New England & Naugatuck Railroad Co things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Thomaston, CT USA

Scenic train ride on the Naugatuck Railroad The Nauguatuck Railroad’s scenic round trip excursions are an entertaining mix of relaxing river valley scenery and our rich transportation history.

Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield
Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Recreation in Litchfield, CT USA

Annual Christmas Festival Weekend The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield will hold its Annual Christmas Festival Weekend beginning Saturday, December 1st featuring a Gingerbread Nativity Making in the morning & an Evening Candlelight Carol Sing.

Ski Sundown
Ski Sundown
Skiing in New Hartford, CT USA

ski and snowboard resort Ski Sundown offers day and night skiing and snowboarding 7 days a week on 16 trails with 100% snowmaking coverage. A trail mix encompassing beginner, intermediate and expert trails offers both easy and challenging terrain on 70 skiable acres.

Skitch Henderson Museum at Hunt Hill Farm
Skitch Henderson Museum at Hunt Hill Farm things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in New Milford, CT USA

Collections and artifacts of the legendary Skitch Henderson The Skitch Henderson Museum offers a window on the life, career, and pursuits of its creator, Skitch Henderson. Within it are portions of the Henderson American Music Archive and carefully chosen pieces from the holdings of the Hunt Hill Farm Trust.

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Best Places to Stay in Litchfield Hills


Courtyard Waterbury Downtown
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From $99 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Bristol
Guest Score:
From $129 / night.


Swimming Pool, Restaurant.
Homestead Inn House
Guest Score:
From $140 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Mountain View Green Retreat
Guest Score:
From $115 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
The Mayflower Grace
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From $399 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit Litchfield Hills


The best time to visit Litchfield Hills is in the fall and summer. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Summer temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Summer nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

Spring Visit Litchfield Hills in the summerSummer Visit Litchfield Hills in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Litchfield Hills


Month Low Avg High
January 11.9 22.9 33.9
February 13.6 25.0 36.4
March 22.0 33.7 45.4
April 31.9 44.4 56.9
May 43.2 55.8 68.4
June 51.9 63.7 75.5
July 57.4 68.6 79.8
August 55.9 67.1 78.2
September 48.4 59.5 70.5
October 37.3 49.0 60.7
November 29.0 39.4 49.7
December 18.4 28.5 38.5

Litchfield Hills Visitor Bureau


Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau /Western CT CVB

Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau /Western CT CVB


Free Litchfield Hills Visitor Guide


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