Litchfield County

        Magical Things To Do In And Around Litchfield County

Topsmead Estate in Litchfield. Take in the views, a sunken garden and endless meadows… simply lovely. You will want to take pictures and bring picnic – pure magic.

See some owls at the Sharon Audubon Society, Eagles and hawks too. A great place for adults or little ones. Marked walking trails. Oh, and a quaint tiny nature museum.

Everything is good there, but the smoked salmon or veggie sandwich is insanely good. I promise. Tell Michael Hi.

Breakfast and paddling. Start at O’Hara Landing on the Twin Lakes in Salisbury and enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast. Rent a boat to paddle or motor around the lakes. Swim, fish or just relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

Get a Merlot Slushy at Sunset Meadows Vineyard in Goshen. A great spot to walk through local vineyards and get some sun. Browse their gift shop for unique gifts.

Flea market and antique hunt at The Elephant’s Trunk in New Milford. Bring a truck. You will want to buy really, really cool old things. From collectibles to true antiques – it is there!

Wander (or saunter) on a boardwalk that is built over a protected marsh at White Memorial Nature Center in Litchfield. You may even see a blue heron, or a few celebrities. Shhh. Don’t bother them – they are WEEK END ING. :)

Fall in love at the Mayflower Grace. It’s pretty glamorous, and it’s a perfect place to fall in love, go to the spa, revel in the lack of cell service, and feel special. If you can book a stay there, you will certainly fall in love with something, I am sure. Don’t miss the terrace. It’s divine.

Hike the Kent Falls. It’s great to go here during the week, when it’s quiet. Get a great leg work out by hiking up the falls. Then check out downtown Kent. Browse books.

Drive to the Berkshires. Get lost there. It’s pretty rad. Many cool shops and restaurants. Many cool shops and restaurants. Park in the public parking in Great Barrington. Explore. Stop at the Bistro Box (it’s on the way).

Drive the Covered Bridge in Cornwall. Get out and walk around by the river.

Be a kid again when you eat ice cream at Arethusa Dairy. The extra thick milkshakes are very popular as are the waffle cones. There are flavors like Butter Pecan, Rum Raisin, Coconut Chip and Mint Chip. Take a seat outside and enjoy your delectable treat.

Visit the Litchfield Historical Society and step back in time as you browse artifacts and etchings dating back to before the Revolutionary War. Then walk North and South Streets to admire the rows of fine antique homes that date back to the 1700’s.

Be a cowboy at the Goshen Fair Labor Day weekend. Wear cowboy boats; eat fried food or apple crisp as you browse blue ribbon livestock. There is even a skillet tossing contest for the brave!

Get lost here. Turn off your GPS and have an adventure.

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Orchards and Farms  

Arethusa Al Tavolo

Bantam. 860.567.0043

Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar

Bantam. 860.361.6730

Averill Farm, Washington.

Apples, cider, donuts


Litchfield. 860.567.8882

Oliva on Main

Bethlehem. 860.266.5558

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm,

Sharon. Pick-Your-Own, berries, apples,


Black Rabbit

Lakeville. 860.596.4227

The Pantry

Washington Depot.


Maple Bank Farm, Roxbury.

Organic fruits and vegetables

The BoatHouse Restaurant

Lakeville. 860.435.2111

Tavern off the Green, Litchfield Inn

Litchfield. 860.567.4503

March Farm, Bethlehem.

Pick-your-own berries and apples.

Bulls Bridge Inn

Kent. 860.927.1000

The Village Restaurant

Litchfield. 860.567.8307

Paley’s Farm Market, Sharon.

Local produce, berries dairy products

Carol Peck’s Good News Café

Woodbury. 203.266.4663


West Street Grill

Litchfield. 860.567.3885

Percy Thomas Meadow's,

Bethlehem. Vegetables, eggs, meats

The Country Bistro

Salisbury. 860.435.9420

The White Hart Inn Dining Room

Salisbury. 860.435.0030

Thorncrest Farm, Goshen.

Milk, chocolates, yogurt

DaCapo of Litchfield

Litchfield. 860.482.6246

White Horse Country Pub

New Preston. 860.868.1496

Waldingfield Farm, Washington.

Heirloom organic vegetables

The Falls Village Inn

Falls Village. 860.824.0033


Morris. 860.567.9600

Farmer's Market


Kent. 860.592.0262

The Woodland

Lakeville. 860.435.0578

Cornwall – Saturdays

413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike.

GW Tavern

Washington Depot



Goshen – Saturdays.

42 Ives Road.

The Hopkins Inn

Warren. 860.868.7295

Connecticut Valley Winery, New Hartford.

Kent – Fridays & Saturdays

9 South Main Street

John’s Café

Woodbury. 203.263.0188

Haight-Brown VineyardLitchfield.

Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Market – Saturdays

Center School Parking Lot, Woodruff Lane, Litchfield

Kingsley Tavern

Kent. 860.592.0261

Hopskins Vineyard, Warren.

Morris – Thursdays

South Farms, 21 Higbie Road.

Litchfield Saltwater Grille

Litchfield. 860.567.4900

Jerram Winery, New Hartford.

New Milford – Saturdays

New Milford Town Green.

Marketplace Kitchen and Bar

Woodbury. 203.586.1215

Miranda Vineyard, Goshen.

Washington Depot – Saturdays

1 Green Hill Road.


Marty’s Café

Washington Depot.


Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Woodbury.

Mayflower Grace

Washington. 860.868.8466

Walker Road Vineyards, Woodbury.