Renowned for their stunning natural beauty, Northwest Connecticut's Litchfield Hills are a landscape painter’s dream of pine-forested hills, tranquil, fish-filled lakes and huge open horizons.
Part of New England – and easily reachable from New York or Boston – Northwest Connecticut's Litchfield Hills are renowned for their stunning natural beauty. Charm-oozing little towns may dot its valleys and plains, but the real stars of the show here are the pine-forested hills that rise to rocky peaks to form a rollercoaster-like horizon between tranquil, fish-filled lakes and huge, open skies. It’s a landscape painter’s dream.
The obvious time to come to New England is during the Fall, when the trees form a palette of russets and golds that genuinely awes. The downside, though, is that this is when prices are highest, hotels are fully booked and all beauty spots throng with camera-toting ‘leaf chasers’. Spring and summer are balmy and beautiful, while winter is the time to bring your skis.