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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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Farmington River Tubing
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Recreation in New Hartford, CT USA
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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.


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.

Audubon Center at Bent of the River
Audubon Center at Bent of the River
Nature in Southbury, CT USA

Nature Center/Environmental Education Center The Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature center and sanctuary. It covers land from South Britain to within two hundred yards of the Housatonic River and lies in the watersheds of the Pomperaug River and Little Pootatuck Brook.

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.

Clarke Outdoors, Inc
Clarke Outdoors, Inc
Rafting in West Cornwall, CT USA

Canoe, Kayak, and Raft trips on the Housatonic River in CT Clarke Outdoors, Inc offers canoe, raft, and kayak trips on the beautiful Housatonic River in Northwestern Connecticut. You may choose a 6 or 10 mile trip with a nix of moving flatwater and easy whitewater. We also offer shuttle service to and from the river.


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.

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.

Gunn Historical Museum
Gunn Historical Museum things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Washington, CT USA

Local history museum featuring rotating exhibits The Gunn Memorial Museum presents an ever-changing view of local history in one of the most beautiful locations in Connecticut.

Haight Vineyards
Haight Vineyards
Winery in Litchfield, CT USA

HBV produces quality white, red and fruit wines. Haight-Brown Vineyard resides on eight pastoral acres atop historic Chestnut Hill in the town of Litchfield, CT. Opened in 1973, it is Connecticut's first established winery. HBV produces quality white, red and fruit wines.

Hickory Stick Bookshop
Hickory Stick Bookshop things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Shopping in Washington Depot, CT USA

General Trade Bookshop-Independently owned Litchfield County's largest independent bookstore, open for over 60 years, offering a wide selection of general interest books and an extensive children's collection. We also carry gifts, including Vera Bradley, stationery and toys.

Housatonic Anglers - Fly Fishing with Rob Nicholas
Housatonic Anglers - Fly Fishing with Rob Nicholas
Fishing in Cornwall, CT USA
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Guide service. Fly fishing instruction. Welcome to Northwest Connecticut and to some of the best trout and smallmouth bass fishing in New England. Housatonic Anglers, since 1993, is a fly fishing guide service that provides anglers of all abilities with patient, insightful instruction.

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.

Mommy Son Valentines Day Dance
Mommy Son Valentines Day Dance things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Dance in Bristol, CT USA

Held by the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center Mom, save the date for our special Valentines Dance created just for you! Bring out your best dress, have your son(s) put on his best clothes, and come enjoy desserts, games, dancing and a photo booth! Ideal for ages 5-12 years old.

Newtown Meeting House
Newtown Meeting House things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Recreation in Newtown, CT USA

Non-denominational wedding chapel This 1792 former church building is now a town-owned non-denominational wedding chapel, seating up to 200, with a pipe organ in the balcony.

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.

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Best Places to Stay in Litchfield Hills


Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Bristol
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From $93 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Waterbury
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From $119 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Legends Lodge
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Rock Hall Luxe Lodging
Guest Score:
From $325 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
White Pines Campsites - A Cruise Inn Park
Guest Score:
From $35 / night.



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.

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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


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