Litchfield Hills, CT Memorial Forest
Quintessential New England charm just two hours north of New York City and one hour from Hartford.
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What you’ll love about Litchfield Hills

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What makes this forest special

This forest features sweeping views of rolling wooded hills and a seasonal stream that flows through the property and into the nearby Housatonic River. Ancient glaciers formed this landscape, leaving behind the dramatic rock outcroppings and boulders you find amidst the trees — predominantly northern red oak, white oak, chestnut oak, red maple, sugar maple, and black cherry.

When you purchase a memorial tree in Litchfield Hills, you contribute to the protection of forestland and wildlife habitat that your loved ones can enjoy – now and for years to come.

flora & fauna

What you’re protecting

Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills is a critical piece of a contiguous, undeveloped stretch of land that provides rich habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. The forest also serves as a natural filtration system, collecting and cleansing rainfall before it flows downstream into the Housatonic River.

Part of our work involves removing invasive species, thinning and pruning so older trees can thrive, and restoring the land to its natural state.

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Book a forest tour online or in person to discover the beauty of Litchfield Hills.

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Visiting hours

Nov–Mar: Thurs–Mon at 10a & 1p
Apr–Oct: Thurs–Mon at 10am, 12:30pm, & 2:30pm
Appointments available

Address

300 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031

Drive from nearby cities

Hartford, CT

New Haven, CT

New York City, NY

Springfield, MA

Albany, NY

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Choose an area based on your preferences: access to trails, special views, or natural features.

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Former property owner and customer Susan shares what’s special about Litchfield Hills.
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FAQ
Can I visit the Litchfield Hills memorial forest?
Yes! We’d love to host you and your loved ones in the forest. We are normally open Thursday - Monday, 10am - 5pm PST by appointment only at this time. Book a tour to experience Litchfield Hills, meet our team, and enjoy the forest. You can also reach us by phone at 877-830-8311, or email at [email protected]
Where is Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills located?
Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills is located at 300 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031. Our Litchfield Hills location is about 105 miles from New York City, or a roughly three and a half hour drive. For more information, visit Driving Directions to Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills..
Is there a cemetery alternative near New York?
Yes — Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills is a natural alternative to cemeteries about three and a half hours away from New York City. With Better Place Forests, you can choose a memorial tree instead of a tombstone as a lasting, living memorial that helps protect forestland and local habitats. To learn more, book an online or in-person forest tour today.
Is it legal to spread ashes in New York?
Yes, it is legal to spread ashes in New York. According to the New York Department of State, you may scatter ashes “at sea or on private grounds with the permission of the landowner. Scattering on public land may be prohibited or may be allowed only by written permit. You must check with the appropriate authority before scattering cremated remains.” For more information, visit our complete guide to scattering ashes outdoors.
How does Better Place Forests work?
Better Place Forests offers a natural alternative to cemeteries for those who choose cremation. When you choose a memorial tree, you help protect it and the entire forest for years to come.

Our team will help you plan a forest memorial to create an experience that’s right for you, and the ashes of loved ones and pets can join your tree in the future if you choose. When the time comes, ashes are mixed with local soil and placed at the base of your tree, becoming part of the forest.

To choose your tree, you can book an online forest tour with one of our advisors. For more information, visit How Better Place Forests Works.