Are you looking to plan your next weekend getaway? If you are an active person in Westchester County who loves outdoor sports of all kinds, then you must travel to the stunning countryside of the Berkshires and Litchfield County. Whether you are a second home-owner, renter or simply choose to visit for the day, there is something for everyone among such picturesque, natural surroundings.
All backwoods country fans will adore the opportunities presented by this outstanding riverfront property in Sharon, CT. Located near both the world-class fly fishing of the Housatonic River, as well as the gorgeous Appalachian Trail, this Adirondack-style residence is the perfect place to gear up and head outside. Grab your bike and go for a ride, or perhaps dig out those hiking boots for a walk along the various Appalachian paths. Complete your day with a big catch from the Housatonic River’s “fly fishing only” zone, or even cast a line in your own private trout stream that courses through the exquisite property, which is embraced on three sides by the privacy and tranquility of hundreds of acres of state forest. For those less eager to spend an entire day in the great outdoors, venture inside to enjoy pure rustic luxury throughout the home’s stylish interior, complete with hardwood floors, two fireplaces, sleek appliances and natural finishes. In addition, the property has a guest house with a similar style, overlooking the residence’s private trout stream.
27 Smith Hill Road—Sharon, CT
Two other homes on the Housatonic River offer a similar country lifestyle perfect for an escape from your typical day-to-day activity. 50 River Road, also in Sharon, CT, rests on 15 acres of pastoral land with surrounding woods and direct riverfront access. Residents and visitors can stay active all year round on the property, where opportunities for walking, fishing and snowshoeing on the home’s private grounds are easily possible. Not too far away in Kent, CT, equal seasonal outdoor adventures are available at 250 Schaghticoke, another wild paradise on the Housatonic.
With all this open space, chances are your mind has wandered to thoughts of trotting on horseback through the region’s land as you take in the beauty of this retreat-like, New England environment. 759 Hancock Road in Williamstown, MA, has your answer. With over 100 acres of land complete with 5 miles of well-kept trails and fully equipped horse stables, this property is fit for any horse riding, animal loving individual. Such outdoor accommodations can also be used throughout the year for hiking, mountain biking, taking a ride on an ATV or even cross-country skiing. In addition, two of the home’s three ponds offer trout fishing and a dock with swimming access for the warmer months. If you’re wondering how to keep busy during the snowy season, Jiminy Creek Ski Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in all of southern New England, is conveniently located just five minutes away.
Skiers can also find incredible opportunities at these three Connecticut homes that embrace the cold winter weather. In Falls Village, CT, a classic hunting lodge located at 164 Belden Street has property ideal for Nordic skiing, and contains two ponds, all of which can be used for an afternoon of good, old-fashioned ice skating. 24 Town Street in South Cornwall, CT, is a charming 1940s stone cottage located just a short drive from Mohawk Ski Area. The residence also boasts 15 acres of groomed trails for cross country skiing in a private, natural setting.
Looking for a sportsman escape closer to home? 142 Trailside Road in Windham, NY, is a one-of-a-kind property, boasting a fusion of contemporary and mountain house style set just steps away from Windham Mountain Ski Resort. Imagine taking in panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains all day long amidst a gracious living space of sheer luxury and unparalleled winter sport convenience. If you are an avid skier or simply love spending time in the fresh air of the mountains, you must take a look at this mountaintop haven not far from home.