- Over 130 different conference centers, resorts, hotels, motels, country inns, lodges and bed and breakfasts
- Over 1,000 restaurants serving a wide variety of American and ethnic cuisine
- 53 Museums
- 2 Amusement Parks
- Over 150 miles of hiking trails
- 38 Parks & Forests
- 8 Recreational Lakes
- 90 Ski trails
- Accessible from 3 major interstates (I-84, I-95 & I-91)
- Served by New England's second largest Airport - Bradley International or Kennedy & LaGuardia in NYC
- Rail Access via Amtrak and Metro North
Annual Events: Litchfield House Tour July, Jazz Fest Aug., Bethlehem Christmas Fair Dec., Bald Eagle Observation Dec.-March, Maple Sugaring & Daffodils March/April, Country Fairs Sept./Oct.
Architecture – Contemporary, Victorian, Empire & more - absolutely stunning
Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum, Torrington. torringtonhistoricalsociety.org.
Art & Artists – Our museums abound with creativity
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield. aldrichart.org.
Weir Farm National Park, Wilton. nps.gov/wefa.
Amusement Parks & Zoo – Fun for the young and young at heart
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, Bristol. lakecompounce.com.
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury. quassy.com.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport. beardsleyzoo.org.
Birding – Winging it
Sharon Audubon Center, Sharon. sharon.audubon.org.
Bald Eagle Observation, Southbury. firstlightpower.com.
Culinary - Restaurants galore for every budget. visitwesternct.com.
Cooking with Adrienne, New Milford. adriennerestaurant.com.
Sweet Maria's, Waterbury. sweet-marias.com.
The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford. hunthillfarmtrust.org.
Entertainment – Being so close to NYC has many advantages
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk. infinityhall.com.
Thomaston Opera House, Thomaston. landmarkcommunitytheatre.org.
Palace Theater, Waterbury. palacetheaterct.org.
Warner Theatre, Torrington. warnertheatre.org.
Fall Foliage - National Geographic has called Litchfield Hills one of the 50 best places in the US for a scenic drive and Yankee Magazine has named Kent the best town in New England for Fall Foliage. Check out our website for driving tours visitwesternct.com.
Gardens – Be inspired by our elegant historic gardens
Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem. ctlandmarks.org.
Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Woodbury. theglebehouse.org.
White Flower Farm, Litchfield. whiteflowerfarm.com.
Historic Treasures – Discover history that comes alive
Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington. iaismuseum.org.
Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield. keelertavernmuseum.org.
Tapping Reeve House and Law School, Litchfield. litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
Museums – Explore our rich heritage and amazing collections B
Danbury Museum & Marion Anderson Studio, Danbury. danburymuseum.org.
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury. mattatuckmuseum.org.
New England Carousel Museum, Bristol. thecarouselmuseum.org.
On The Rails – Enjoy a ride on a vintage railroad
Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury. danburymuseum.org.
Naugatuck Railroad,Thomaston. rmne.org.
Religious – Find a refreshing retreat
Lourdes in Litchfield Shrine Grotto, Litchifeld. shrinect.org.
Wisdom House Retreat Center & Labyrinth, Litchfield. wisdomhouse.org.
Shopping- Our shops are an adventure unto themselves
Elephant's Trunk Flea Market, New Milford. etflea.com.
Woodbury Pewter Factory Outlet, Woodbury. woodburypewter.com.
Wineries - Enjoy a taste of CT wine at one of our 12 vineyards located amid spectacular scenery. visitwesternct.com.
Yankee Ingenuity – Clocks, locks, and antique machinery…oh my
American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol. clockandwatchmuseum.org.
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum, Kent. ctamachinery.com.
Lock Museum of America, Plymouth. lockmuseumofamerica.org.
Timexpo: The Timex Museum, Waterbury. timexpo.com