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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.


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.

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
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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.

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 exciting 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

Affordable Family Fun Quassy Amusement & Waterpark provides affordable family fun with all-day wristbands or individual ride tickets available.

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. Drive-In Laser Light Show 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.

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.

Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol
Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Recreation in Bristol, CT USA

Summer Camp is now open! Join us for summer fun! Registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Summer Camp is open now! There are two 4 week sessions. Session A is Monday, June 29th (closed 7/3 in observance of the holiday) – Friday, July 24th. Session B is Monday, July 27th – Friday, August 21st.

Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol
Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Recreation in Bristol, CT USA

Summer Camp is now open! Join us for summer fun! Registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Summer Camp is open now! There are two 4 week sessions. Session A is Monday, June 29th (closed 7/3 in observance of the holiday) – Friday, July 24th. Session B is Monday, July 27th – Friday, August 21st.

Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol
Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Recreation in Bristol, CT USA

Summer Camp is now open! Join us for summer fun! Registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Summer Camp is open now! There are two 4 week sessions. Session A is Monday, June 29th (closed 7/3 in observance of the holiday) – Friday, July 24th. Session B is Monday, July 27th – Friday, August 21st.

Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol
Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol things to do on a rainy day in Litchfield Hills, CT
Recreation in Bristol, CT USA

Summer Camp is now open! Join us for summer fun! Registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Summer Camp is open now! There are two 4 week sessions. Session A is Monday, June 29th (closed 7/3 in observance of the holiday) – Friday, July 24th. Session B is Monday, July 27th – Friday, August 21st.

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
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Native American Museum and Research Center

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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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