Litchfield County offers a wealth of opportunities from outdoor recreation and cultural events to charming local businesses and of course, enjoying the area’s beautiful surrounding views. So don’t wait any longer—make the most of the summer, and escape to the hills! After visiting this stunning region of Northwestern Connecticut, chances are you’ll never want to leave.
Plan more than a day-trip! There are plenty of lodging options in Litchfield County. Popular inns include Falls Village Inn, a county landmark built in 1834 in Falls Village, Conn., Fife’n Drum Restaurant and Inn, located in the heart of Kent, Limerock’s The Inn at White Hollow Farm, a small, turn-of-the-century farmhouse with four gracefully appointed bedrooms, as well as The Litchfield Inn, which is nestled in the enchanting scenic hills of the county, offering quality accommodations and services at a reasonable price. The Inn at Kent Falls, an early 1900s inn located in Kent, Conn., was voted the number one bed & breakfast in the state of Connecticut by Trip Advisor for three consecutive years.
Cultural attractions throughout the county offer something for everyone, with the Litchfield Jazz Festival taking place every summer at Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, Conn., theatrical opportunities performed by both The Goshen Players and The Sherman Players, additional concerts and summer festivals at Music Mountain in Falls Village, one of the finest chamber music halls in the country, and of course, the nearby Tanglewood music venue in Lenox, Mass., with performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lime Rock Park, one of the most significantly historic road racing circuits in the country, is another special event location to visit. Museum highlights include The Litchfield History Museum as well as The Tapping Reeve House and Law School. Litchfield County is also home to numerous nurseries and garden centers, including the popular White Flower Farm, as well as several equestrian and agricultural farms.
Outdoor enthusiasts can release their inner adventurer while enjoying access to Litchfield County’s 4,000-acre White Memorial Conservation Center, which offers nature programs and activities for all ages, as well as an expansive network of trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Candlewood Lake, the largest lake in the state, offers various water sport opportunities during the summer months, while Mohawk Mountain and Woodbury Ski Area allow for snow sports in the winter.
Clearly, Litchfield County welcomes all with its beautiful views, cultural experiences and rich historic past. The area’s lovely communities each contain a distinct character and charm, with an assortment of local antique shops, specialty businesses, art galleries, restaurants, museums and nature activities to keep both visitors and residents occupied in every season. Defined by its rolling hills and serene beauty, Litchfield County is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway, second home or permanent place of residency.
Be sure to check out our Litchfield brokerage’s special “Escape to the Hills” catalog for further details, and a selection of current offerings now available in the Hills as part of our Litchfield County lifestyle campaign. You can also follow our Litchfield County Instagram account at @escapetothehills, for more updates. Click here to “escape” now!