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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 Time to Visit. View Map.


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$50 Carload Weekends
$50 Carload Weekends
Theme Park in Middlebury, CT USA

All-day rides for up to 10 persons in one car April 24 & 25 and May 1 & 2 are $50 carload weekends at Quassy Amusement Park. For onlt $50 up to 10 persons in one car receive an all-day ride wristband, parking included. Park hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note: waterpak and beach are not open during these weekends.


3-D Fireworks
3-D Fireworks
Recreation in Middlebury, CT USA

3-D Fireworks Over Lake Quassapaug Quassy Amusement & Waterpark presents 3-D Fireworks over Lake Quassapaug on July 4th. Special viewing glasses sold for only $2 with proceeds benefiting Give Kids The World Village. All-day rides and waterpark passes available online. Holiday pricing for the day.

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.

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.


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

New England's Family Theme Park

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.

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! New Rocket Rapids water coaster for 2022! Family amusement park with rides, beach, restaurant, redemption arcade, games, boat rides. Special events and entertainment. Visit www.quassy.


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

Affordable Family Fun Quassy Amusement & Waterpark provides affordable family fun with all-day wristbands or season passes.

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
Recreation in Litchfield, CT USA

Shrine Opening This Spring, the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield., located on 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118 in Litchfield, CT will mark its 62nd Pilgrimage Season. Mass is offered Tuesday to Sunday at 11:30 in the outdoor Grotto.

Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield
Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield
Culture in Litchfield, CT USA

A Catholic Shrine staffed by the Montfort Missionaries This Spring, the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, located off Rte. 118, 50 Montfort Rd., in Litchfield, CT will mark its 64th Pilgrimage Season. Mass is offered Tuesday to Sunday at 11:30 in the outdoor Grotto.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Sunset Meadow Vineyards things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Brewery or Distillery in Goshen, CT USA

A family owned vineyard on 160 acres in the Litchfield Hills Named one of the “Top 101 Best Wineries in America” - Sunset Meadow Vineyards is Connecticut’s largest growing Vineyard. Located on Route 63 in Goshen, CT, we are a sustainably farmed vineyard with over 160 acres producing 15 varieties of grapes.

The Institute for American Indian Studies
The Institute for American Indian Studies things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Museum in Washington, CT USA

Native American Museum and Research Center

White Flower Farm
White Flower Farm
Botanical Garden in Litchfield, CT USA

The premier American mail-order source for plants & gardens White Flower Farm is a family-owned mail-order nursery located in northwestern Connecticut. Since 1950 we have been providing a wide range of ornamental and edible plants, plus tools, supplies, and gardening advice, to gardeners throughout the United States.

Black Violin at Ridgefield Playhouse
Black Violin at Ridgefield Playhouse things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Next Month, Jun 07, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Ridgefield, CT USA

Black Violin June 07, 2024 at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT 8:00PM

Dye Nights * for adults 21 and over*
Dye Nights * for adults 21 and over* things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Jun 11, 2024 (Tuesday) to Jul 13, 2024 (Saturday) Art event in Bristol, CT USA

Create stunning pieces of art worthy of showing while you ho This is a two part class, beginning on June 11, 2024 from 6:00-7:00pm. The second part of the class is on June 13, 2024 from 6:00-7:00pm.

Guess Who at Ridgefield Playhouse
Guess Who at Ridgefield Playhouse things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Next Weekend, Jun 02, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Ridgefield, CT USA

Guess Who June 02, 2024 at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT 7:30PM

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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

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