2002 Fall Season

Litchfield, CT -- Contact: Janet L. Serra For Immediate Release 860-567-4506 lhcvbnwct@aol.com So you think you know New England? Here's a little test. Where would you go to find (a) The most photographed church in New England (b) The place where George Washington's horse fell into the river (c) A chapel where Gregorian Chants are sung daily at Vespers (d) New England's largest flea market The answers are printed below but you'll also find these and dozens of other little-known treasures by following the trails in the free Litchfield Hills Touring Guide. Published by the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau, the 40-page guide offers 20 great ways to take in the fall foliage by car, foot, boat or bike in the 1000-square-mile region recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 most scenic places in America. Each itinerary has detailed maps and descriptions of highlights along the way, with easy to follow directions, including the mileage and the time suggested for the route. Among eight half and full-day driving tours are two routes for antique buffs and one designed especially for photographers. Eight themed bicycle tours range from farm forays to riverside rambles and spins around village greens. Eight intriguing hiking trails include romantic forest rambles, natural wonders, a river walk, scenic views atop Connecticut's highest peak and trails in the footsteps of northwest Connecticut's woodland Indians. Canoers and kayakers will find a choice of easy to challenging on the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers. A list of the best ponds and lakes for paddling is also included, along with a roster of rental outfitters and phone numbers to check water conditions. An index makes it easy to find attractions and lodgings in each of the region's towns. Copies of the Touring are available from the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau, PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, call (860) 567-4506 or fax (860) 567-5214. The Touring brochure information is also on the Bureau's web site at www.litchfieldhills.com. along with an extensive calendar of events and lodging package information. Answers to questions above: (a) Congregational Church in Litchfield, (b) Bull's Bridge, Kent; (c) Abbey of Regina Laudis, Bethlehem; and (d) Elephant's Trunk, New Milford.