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Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

Tucked into the northwest corner of Connecticut, the undulating Litchfield Hills are the most scenic and bucolic section of the state. Technically an extension of the Taconic Mountains and the Berkshire Hills, the region is laced with a network of icy-cold mountain streams, making fly-fishing for trout a leading springtime activity. Most sizable towns nestle in the valley of the Housatonic River, and their historic homes and gardens attest both to Colonial settlement and more recent gentrification by wealthy New Yorkers.

1. Litchfield

Local gentry flock to this market town to shop, dine, and worship. Litchfield ...

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