Litchfield Hills

n Rte 202, On-the-Green; www.litchfieldhills.com

Stretching West from the Connecticut River to the New York border, the Litchfield HIlls are arguably the most scenic section of Connecticut. Verdant pastures drawing an array of wildlife are intersected by picturesque mountain streams, steep valleys, and tranquil lakes, while a collection of model 18th- and 19th-century communities of white houses and clapboard churches cluster around town greens. Stunning views from the summit of Mount Tom entice hikers to the area, while Mount Tom State Park’s lake is a favorite with families and scuba divers alike.

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