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Things to do and places to stay in Litchfield Hills

Our forest in Litchfield Hills, CT, is 130-acres of breathtaking mountain scenery, gorgeous fall foliage, babbling streams, and abundant wildlife. Take a peaceful stroll through town while enjoying incredible views of the Housatonic River Valley and the Berkshires. There are plenty of things to do in Litchfield, CT on a visit to our forest. 

This helpful guide will help you find the best attractions, hotels, and restaurants near Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills.

What to eat near Litchfield Hills

Whether you need to grab a quick bite to go or want to unwind with a nice meal and drink at the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with any of these local restaurants. 

  • Mountainside Cafe: You’ll find this adorable cafe just a short four-minute drive from our forest. Pick up an English muffin sandwich on your way to visit us, or stop in after your forest visit to enjoy a pork banh mi, hot pastrami, or falafel sandwich. 
  • Falls Village Cafe: Another cafe less than 10-minutes from our forest is Falls Village, a stylish place that caters to those who like healthier fare or have food allergies to consider. They order from local farms to create their breakfast plates, burgers, wraps, and paninis. 
  • Neo: Treat yourself to a nice meal after a day exploring the forest. Neo serves upscale Italian and American dishes in a modern setting. Don’t miss the Philly steak egg rolls, the meatball parmigiana grinder, or the veggie wrap if you prefer something lighter.  
  • Market Place Tavern: Built in 1812, the oldest public building in town has been converted into this charming tavern. Enjoy some upscale pub food and learn about local history at Market Place Tavern. 

Things to do near Litchfield Hills

While you may be in the area to visit our forest, Litchfield Hills is worth visiting as it’s one of the best surviving examples of a late 18th century New England town. There are plenty of things to do in Litchfield, CT, and the surrounding areas. 

  • Litchfield Historic District: More than 475 buildings in the historic district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Stroll the area and visit the local shops and restaurants to soak in the local charm. 
  • Wine Tasting: There are several vineyards near Litchfield Hills, including Hopkins, Sunset Meadows, and Miranda. Whether you take a tour or just stop in for a tasting, it’s a nice way to enjoy the countryside. 
  • Knife Shop Falls: Located in Humaston Brook State Park, the Knife Shop Falls are a series of three beautiful, cascading waterfalls. If the weather is warm, go for a swim in the pool of the upper fall. 
  • Bantam Cinema and Arts Center: Visit the oldest continuously operating theatre in Connecticut to see the latest indie film or live comedy or music event. Set in a rustic barn, the current owners support the community by bringing in food and drink sourced from other local businesses. 

Where to stay near Litchfield Hills

Experience quintessential New England charm by staying at one of these unique inns, all of which are within a 30-minute drive from the Litchfield Hills forest. 

  • The Inn at Mount Pleasant: Book a peaceful stay at this restored 18th-century farmhouse, located just 20 minutes from our forest. The bed and breakfast is nestled on 70 acres surrounded by stunning woods and meadows, making it a serene place to stay while you discover Litchfield Hills. 
  • Tollgate Hill Inn: Litchfield, CT, is known for its historic buildings, and this Inn is a great example. Welcoming visitors since 1745, this charming inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. Warm yourself by your room’s wood-burning fireplace before climbing in your cozy canopy bed for a good night of sleep. 
  • Litchfield Inn: This boutique upscale inn has modern standard rooms with plenty of amenities, or you can choose a themed room such as the wine cellar, the log cabin, or the garden room. Make sure to check out the restored lobby’s colonial architecture. 
  • Hopkins Inn: Choose from eleven rooms and two apartments at this lovely inn. Several of the rooms have views of Lake Waramaug, and the lack of televisions will help you unplug and unwind. 

Choose a lasting legacy in Litchfield Hills

Making end-of-life plans early relieves your loved ones’ burden and empowers you to take control of the process. At Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills your ashes will be spread in an idyllic protected forest, surrounded by gorgeous peaks, streams, and frolicking wildlife. It’s a beautiful legacy to leave where your family and friends will always be able to visit. 

Our stewards and customer care team get to know you and your wishes to help you select the perfect tree for your final resting place. Our goal is to give you an easy and stress-free end-of-life planning experience. For more information about our services or the Litchfield Hills forest, schedule a free online forest tour

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