Litchfield Hills, Connecticut
Quintessential New England charm just two hours north of New York City
Return to the earth naturally in a 130-acre mountaintop forest
What makes our Litchfield Hills forest special:
- Sweeping views of the Housatonic River Valley and the foothills of the Berkshires
- Unforgettable fall foliage
- Located just one hour from Hartford and two hours from NYC
A protected forest with endless views
Experience jaw-dropping views of the Housatonic River Valley and distant mountains, unforgettable fall foliage, a seasonal stream that provides a peaceful soundtrack, and a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War.
A private spot for your memorial
Choose an area that speaks to you: Chestnut oaks and maples in the peaceful highlands, sweeping valley views, or the eastern ridge alive with historical significance.
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
This 130-acre forest is in a region known for its lush greenland, outdoor recreation, and environmental treasures—including the Housatonic River and Bear Mountain.
How it works
Get to know us
Let us introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Learn about how we maintain our forests or how we help with personalized planning.
Tour a forest
Experience the sights and sounds of the forest and learn what makes each section unique. Tour online from the comfort of home or in-person with one of our forest stewards.
Gather your loved ones
When it’s time, your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree during a personalized memorial ceremony.
Leave a legacy
Give your loved ones a beautiful place to remember you and help protect a forest for future generations.
Find your perfect resting place
Each forest section has its own character. Explore Litchfield Hills in a guided, online tour with your advisor.
Valley Vista provides unforgettable views
Featuring a jaw-dropping valley view along with some of the largest, most iconic oaks, maples, and pines in the forest.
Laurel Highlands is serene and accessible
Just a short walk from the future visitor’s center, featuring chestnut oaks and maples along with thriving mountain laurels and natural rock benches that invite reflection and relaxation.
Lower Revolutionary Ridge is alive with history
On the eastern ridge, witch hazel shrubs, maple groves, and other trees grow among remnants of a rich history harkening back to the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
More about Better Place Forests
A beautiful place for you and your loved ones.
Serving you in life and beyond
During your tree selection
Explore the the Litchfield Hills forest and the surrounding area with a free online tour from a trained advisor.
At your memorial ceremony
Our forest stewards ensure your memorial ceremony honors your wishes and provides your loved ones with a beautiful way to celebrate your story.
For years to come
From travel support to ensuring a peaceful visit, our local stewards are here for you and your loved ones.
Ready to learn more?
Schedule your online tour today.