Lake McDonough

Rte. 219, Barkhamsted, CT

Barkhamsted.  Rte. 219. Row boats to rent mid-April - Labor Day. Weekdays 10 - 8 weekends 8 - 8. Swimming: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10-8. Picnicking, hiking, Braille Trail, fishing through Nov. Parking: charge. (860) 379-3036 or (860) 278-7850. Operated by the Metropolitan District Commission. 

Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks

170 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057.

Rte. 44. (860) 693-6791. Fax: (860) 693-4844. Located on the scenic Farmington River with white water and flat water canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals. River and lake trips are offered guided or unguided for all levels of experience. Sales & Service. Complete line of high quality canoes and kayaks. We sell new and used equipment. Open seven days a week with over 30 years of experience.

Nepaug State Forest

New Hartford, CT

New Hartford. From jct. of Rte. 202 and Rte. 44 in Canton take Rte. 202 west 3.1 mi., entrance on right. Unmarked trails lend a feeling of wilderness. Nepaug was a chieftain who lived in what is now north Torrington. Several blue blazed trail loops offer good views. Some trails parallel the Farmington River. Biking, x-country skiing, fishing, hunting, camping. Backpacker Campsite at Wildcat Ledges.

New Hartford Historical Society Museum

367 Main St., New Hartford, CT 06057.

P.O. Box 41, (860) 379-6894. Come explore the founding of New Hartford and learn about the prominent women of New Hartford. Wed. 7 pm. - 9:30 pm. & 2nd Sat. noon – 2. Tours available by request.


East River Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

Rte. 44 to Rte. 318 in Barkhamsted go across the steel bridge, left on West River Rd., park 1 mi. on left. 200 year old pines in the Mathies Grove offer an ideal site for picnicking adjacent to the Farmington River. Fishing, hiking, Bicycling (roads only), canoeing, kayaking, field sports, youth group camping, hunting, x-country skiing, snowmobiling. Flush toilets, Museum seasonal. Campground Office: (860) 379-0922 (May-Sept.). Park Office: (860) 379-2469. Charge: Weekends and Holidays, camping.

Satan's Kingdom Recreation Area

92 Main St,, New Hartford, CT

New Hartford.  Rte. 44. Direct access to the Farmington River, CT's only National Wild and Scenic River.  The river offers everything from a bouncy ride to quality white water rapids depending on season. Convenient launching spot.  Inner tube, canoe and kayak rentals nearby. Hiking on blue blazed Tunxis Trail.

Ski Sundown

126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, CT 06057.

Off Rte. 44 and 219. (860) 379-SNOW (7669). Experience great New England skiing and snowboarding surrounded by all the breathtaking beauty and natural charm of the Litchfield Hills. Sundown offers day and night skiing and snowboarding and a trail mix to suit all ages from "first-timers" to seasoned experts including the two steepest trails in CT. 100% snowmaking coverage on 16 trails (70 acres), 5 lifts including 2 carpet lifts at the Sunnyside Learning Area, 2 terrain parks, moguls, fun family events and exciting winter competitions all season long. 200 member Snowsports School provides group and private lessons for ages 4 and up. Full service rental & repair shop, ski shop and modern and spacious lodge with two self-serve food courts, après ski lounge and mountain view decks.

The Hitchcock Chair Company, LTD

13 Riverton Rd., Riverton, CT

(860) 738-9958. In 1818, Lambert Hitchcock established an innovative furniture company in Riverton. Today, the Hitchcock legacy continues with an excellent selection of beautiful, high quality hand stenciled furniture for the entire home; made in Riverton from original Hitchcock plans and artwork. Here, Hitchcock furniture is brought into the 21st century while maintaining the quality and integrity of Lambert Hitchcock's original dream. Restoration services available: (860) 379-2998. Mon. - Sat. 10-5.