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Love this Inn!  Ken Merten, US Ambassador, Haiti

You guys are the best.  Sasha W, Colorado Springs, CO

Bill & Sherry you are very nice.  Thank you for your hospitality.  We always take a little piece of your place home.  Ana D,  Mexico City, Mexico.  

Bill & Sherry As always, it’s a pleasure to stay at the Homestead!  It feels like I'm coming home when I come to New Milford!  Thanks for everything!  See you again in the near future.  Derek S, Syracuse, NY 

Canoeing, Rafting & Tubing 

 
Clarke Outdoors 
163 Rte. 7, West Cornwall, CT 06796. (860) 672-6365. Canoe, kayak and raft on the beautiful Housatonic River. Rentals, guide service and instruction available. Whitewater rafting at Bulls Bridge Gorge in the Spring. Kayak instruction available by ACA Certified Instructors. Large retail store March 15-Dec. 2. Clarke Outdoor Website
 
The Trading Post, LLC 
314 Kent Road (Route 7N), New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 354-3276; and 618 Main St. (Rte. 25), Monroe, CT 06468. (203) 261-0618. Canoe and Kayak Outfitters located on the Housatonic River. We offer the finest paddle sport products from Old Town, Perception, Wilderness Systems, Current Designs, and Ocean Kayak for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Personalized lessons, large rental fleet, family and corporate outings/demonstrations are tailored to your individual needs and requirements. We even have our very own demonstration pond! Open 6 days a week, closed Wed. Trading Post Website


Golf Courses 
Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT, 860-354-9359 Golf at Candlewood Valley Country Club is being met by our professional starters who effortlessly get you situated for your round, before you check in at our Golf Shop. It is our PGA Golf Professionals who will take the time to make sure you are on your “A” game. It is our Superintendent and his dedicated team making sure the tees, fairways, greens, and grounds are in superior condition. Visit Website
Horseback Riding 

Lee's Riding Stable, Inc. 
57 East Litchfield Rd., off Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT 06759. (860) 567-0785.Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the dream of horseback riding in the rolling hills of the beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut countryside? A visit to Lee's Riding Stable, Inc. in Litchfield, Connecticut can make your dream come true! With well-mannered trail horses and experienced trail guides, your ride is bound to be one to remember. Ages 7 and up are welcome on the trail from 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week. For the younger horse lovers, pony rides are offered in our indoor and outdoor rings. You will want to come back again and again! Lee's Riding Stable Website


Lakes & Hiking 

Candlewood Lake.

  Candlewood Lake has been the lakeside recreation hub in Connecticut since the 1920s. It is the largest lake in the state and one of the biggest man-made lakes in the country. Candlewood Lake offers nearly 90 miles of shoreline that run through five quaint towns, including New Milford. Candlewood Lake is a favorite destination for waterskiing, wakeboarding, boating, and year-round fishing. Scuba divers will find an exceptional experience at Candlewood Lake. Remains of historic towns that dotted the area prior to the lake's construction can be explored, including old roads and covered bridges. Echo Bay Marina, Gerard's Waters Edge Marina and Candlewood East Marina are full-service facilities located at various points around the Candlewood Lake.

Mt. Tom 
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.

Lake Waramaug 
off Rte. 45, New Preston. 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. Charge: camping, weekends and holidays. Campground Office: (860) 868-0220 (May 15-Sept. 30). Park Office: (860) 868-2592.
Visit "Litchfield County On Demand", it's a great source for things to do in the area! It has activities and events from all over New Milford and Litchfield County. Litchfield County On Demand Website

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