The people of Litchfield are proud of the rolling hills of their town, and their well-kept Colonial homes that exude the grace and charm of a lost era. They are proud of their place in history and the great names that were part of their past.
Home to Harriet Beecher Stowe and America's first law school, Litchfield is a lively, yet quiet piece of the Connecticut scenery with upscale shops and boutiques, fine dining and delicious wine. All this with a backdrop of gardens, vineyards, hills and trails through richly canopied forests.
Sights in Litchfield include: Litchfield Historical Society Museum which documents the life and times of the community with costumes, paintings, furniture and a research library; the Tapping Reeve House and Law School, first law school in the country; White Flower Farm; Lourdes in Litchfield, a 35-acre replica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France; and Haight Vineyard and Winery.
Activities abound in this picturesque town. The Topsmead State Forest offers a wide variety of fun with several miles of beautiful trails for hiking, biking, sledding and cross-country skiing. Walking through the 511-acre property is an uplifting experience: along the trails, open roads, and beautiful forests.
At White Memorial Foundation, there are 35 miles of trails, the Bantam Lake and river, several streams, and a mile-long boardwalk. Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and camping are permitted here. It's also a great place to observe wildlife. The Conservation Center offers guided tours and nature programs, as well.
At Mount Tom State Park, hikers climb a path to the 1,325-foot summit of the mountain where a stone tower stands. Other activities include swimming, scuba diving, fishing, row-boating and ice skating.
About 3 miles from Litchfield is Black Rock State Park in Watertown. Hiking, camping, field sports, swimming and fishing are offered here in a 96-acre forest.
Litchfield, one of the most picturesque towns in the Nutmeg State, is located in the northwest corner of the state on SR-202.