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Relaxing in Litchfield Hills

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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.  

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. 
  • West Cornwall: Set in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in rural Litchfield County, “The mind, eager for caresses, lies down at its own risk in Cornwall.” – local poet Mark Van Doren, describing the seductive beauty of the town. Incorporated in 1740 and forged by early iron and agriculture, these steep hills, deep valleys, and rich culture are imbued with history, shaped by time and geography.
  • Salisbury: The Town of Salisbury is nestled in the bucolic wonder of the northwest corner of Connecticut. Salisbury and its villages of Lakeville, Taconic, Lime Rock and Amesville are convenient to the Appalachian Trail, mountains for hiking and skiing, lakes for fishing and canoeing, and numerous art and music venues.
  • Kent: Incorporated in 1739, has a superb balance of old and new, quaint and chic, old-fashioned and avant garde.
  • CT Audubon: 700 acres of Upland hardwood forest, hemlock groves, managed young forest and shrub habitat, bogs, swamps and a beaver pond. Open year round.
  • Sharon Audubon Center: As part of Audubon Connecticut, a state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, Sharon Audubon Center’s mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We steward four nature sanctuaries and more than 2,100 primarily wooded acres in Northwestern Connecticut.
  • Mohawk Trail: The Mohawk trail is a blue-blazed loop starting and ending on the Appalachian Trail in Northwestern Connecticut.  Its southern beginning is in Cornwall Bridge and it winds  through Cornwall to its northern terminus in Falls Village.  Along the way are stunning views, quiet ponds, old country roads, and plenty of exercise.
  • Iron Works Historic Site: Falls Village with its historic iron works site, waterfalls, Appalachian Trail access, and one of the few wheel-chair friendly trails, offers a wide range of experiences nestled in one of the most picturesque towns in Connecticut.

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 White Hart: he White Hart underwent a large-scale renovation in 2010 and was reimagined and reopened in 2014. The property features 16 guest rooms, three dining rooms, a taproom with a full-service bar, two outdoor dining patios, a large porch with drink service, a ballroom and café.
  • Falls Village Inn: The Falls Village Inn itself was built in 1834 more than 180 years ago. Within walking distance of the Inn, just upstream from the steel bridge over the Housatonic River, is a stunning set of waterfalls, the second largest in the State.
  • Interlaken Inn: The Interlaken Inn is located on 30 acres of lush green grounds between Lake Wononscopomuc and Lake Wononpakook in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and offer a resort-like experience all year round.
  • Wake Robin Inn: This beautifully designed inn offers a relaxed experience with a range of room types and full service dining.
  • Sharon Country Inn: Surrounded by scenic countryside, the Sharon Country Inn offer comfortable, cosmopolitan rooms and modern amenities.


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 guides 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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