Hiking & Walking Trails
Just down the road from the Inn are Lover’s Leap State Park (Lovers Leap State Park) and Sega Meadows Park: a 1.5 mile out-and-back, riverside nature preserve that includes ancient forest, a meadow, a fishing pond, and a spectacular view of the Housatonic River.
Steep Rock Preserve, Washington Depot Steep Rock Preserve The 974-acre Steep Rock preserve offers hiking trails which follow the river banks and provide access into the hillsides above. Near its north end, there are vestiges of carriage roads, one of which leads from Tunnel Road to the site of the Holiday House (no longer standing), a hotel built in 1893 by philanthropist Edward I. Van Ingen as a retreat for young working women from New York City.
Appalachian Trail (AT) Appalachian Trail Hike part or all of the entire 54-mile section of the AT in CT. The trail can be accessed near Kent for day hikes.
Kent Falls, Kent Falls located in the northeastern section of the town of Kent, is a series of waterfalls on a mountain stream known as Falls Brook. The flow in the cascade at Kent is normally heaviest in the spring when the winter snow is melting. However, the falls can be dramatic at any time of the year, particularly after substantial rainstorms. Fall foliage season is also an excellent time to enjoy the area. Because of its exceptional scenic qualities, Kent Falls has been featured in a number of magazine and television advertisements.
White Memorial Conservation Center has more than 35 miles of trails, through varied terrains, are open year-round for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. There are also interpretive nature trails and a boardwalk trail for observing the extensive bird life found in a wetland environment.
80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone- 860-567-0857.
White Memorial Hike
Mt. Tom is 3 miles west of Bantam off Rte. 202. The stone tower at summit of Mt. Tom 1,325 ft. is a favored destination among hikers. The tower trail is about 1 mile long. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, stocked fishing, boating/non-motor, scuba diving, and ice-skating. Charge: daily. Park Office: (860) 868-2592.
Mt Tom Hikes
Lake Waramaug Lake Waramaug is off Rte. 45, New Preston, just a 15 minute drive from downtown New Milford. Scenically, few bodies of water in CT. can rival the unspoiled beauty of Lake Waramaug. 77 campsites, bathrooms, showers, concession, swimming, scuba diving, picnicking, fishing, field sports, hiking, ice skating, camper nature program, mountain biking, home to an annual triathlon and ultra marathon. Charge: camping, weekends and holidays. Campground Office: (860) 868-0220 (May 15-Sept. 30). Park Office: (860) 868-2592.