Cornwall, Connecticut. Most everyone who lives in the Litchfield Hills, or has taken the amazing drive up Route 7 through Litchfield County is familiar with the covered bridge in West Cornwall. It is certainly a well known landmark, it is estimated that the covered bridge was built somewhere around 1864.
The town of Cornwall is located north of Kent, and Warren, CT and can be reached by the very scenic drive up Route 7. The trip up Route 7 from New Milford all the way to Massachusetts is one of my favorite day trips, it winds through some of the most beautiful country Litchfield County has. Following the Housatonic River, the trip is an easy drive. Bring your camera, bring your appetite for both eye candy and wonderful food, and be prepared for an absolute delight to the senses! (And if you are an antique lover, bring your wallet. There are so many antique stores to stop and browse in.)
Cornwall covers approximately 46 square miles of what the town of Cornwall claims to be the “Greenest” in Connecticut. There are roughly 1,400 people calling Cornwall home, it is a very rural community, providing a wonderful full time home or fantastic second home country living to those wishing to escape the hectic city life. There are homes of all sizes and prices in Cornwall, from the most modest to the wildly fabulous.
Check out the town of Cornwall CT website. It is full of local information and will give you the flavor of this very beautiful town in Litchfield County.
Cornwall is also home to Mohawk State Forest. Skiing, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, or just enjoying the beauty of the Berkshire Mountains, Mohawk offers something for everyone. There is no hunting allowed in Mohawk State Forest. (Did you know that Mohawk State Forest is the 6th oldest forest system in the state?)
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