The classic New England villageof Kent, Connecticut, is located in the scenic northwest corner of Litchfield County. Incorporated in 1739, Kent has had a history as a farming community and thriving iron ore producer. It is now a rural community of about 3,000 residents with many small hamlets, such as Bulls Bridge, Kent Hollow, South Kent and The Cobble.
While Kent is primarily residential with some small industry and farms, the downtown area has become a very popular day trip destination for many. The obelisk Civil War Soldiers Monument at the intersection of State Route 7, a major north-south road and Route 341, an east-west road is a dramatic assurance that you have arrived in downtownKent.
The downtown area is a mix of residential homes, shops, art galleries, and restaurants and includes the lovely Starbuck Inn Most of the businesses are owner operated, so take the time to stop and talk to the owners about town. Visitor information is available on the Chamber of Commerce’s website.
The town also offers old-fashioned ways to enjoy life such as hiking, biking, camping and fishing at State and local parks. One of our favorite State parks, in the state is Kent Falls, where you can enjoy a picnic and the lower falls and then walk the ¼ mile woodland trail as it cascades down 250 feet. Kent is also the perfect destination for those inclined to take a scenic drive, especially in the fall! and spend a bit more time. The area has lovely bed and breakfasts, such as The Inn At Kent Falls and the above mentioned Starbuck Inn or if you are more sports minded try Club Getaway . You might want to extend your visit to include the Antique Machinery Festival or possibly the Jazz Camp or maybe some quiet time at Macedonia State Park or the beautiful state park at Lake Waramaug