Located in the northwest corner of CT, 90 miles north of New York City, this historic town is nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Kent is a friendly village with ample activities for the whole family. The Housatonic, our blue ribbon river is a popular whitewater paddling destination beginning at Weatogue, CT and continuing to Gaylordsville, CT. It is here on our river that visitors can enjoy canoeing and fishing or catch sight of Kent students as they kayak on the water.
As you walk through our town, you will discover a myriad of places to visit. From Main Street to the Village Barn Shops you will find incredible restaurants and cafes, impeccable inns and bed and breakfasts. You will experience distinctive shops and boutiques, outstanding art galleries, antique dealers, private schools, and museums.
No matter what time of year it is, you can be assured that Kent and its surroundings offer a wide variety of fun activities for all ages. Try biking or camping at the famous Kent Falls State Park where you can take photos of “Connecticut’s Highest” waterfall. Or explore the many trails in Macedonia State Park or the listen to the roar of the waters that surround Bulls Bridge covered bridge. We have 87.6 miles of hiking trails from which to choose. Pack a picnic lunch or better yet, let us pack one for you. Enjoy fishing? We have the streams for fishing. Do you prefer golf? Nearby, the 9-hole "Lake Waramaug" course at the Lake Waramaug Country Club facility in New Preston, Connecticut features 3,128 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. If you like walking, gear up for a fantastic hike on the Appalachian Trail and don’t forget to visit the local wineries. Or take in a play at theaters such as Theatreworks in New Milford or the Sherman Players in Sherman. Want to curl up with a good book? Then stop in at the House of Books or the Kent Memorial Library.
Whatever you like to do, we have it. We will be happy to help you plan your visit with your family or friends. Visit us soon. We have a feeling that if you visit us once, you will want to vacation with us again.