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Explore Litchfield County: Top 30 Winter Activities and Attractions

Winter in Litchfield County, Connecticut, is a season brimming with charm and endless possibilities for adventure and relaxation. Whether you’re an avid winter sports fan or someone who prefers cozy indoor activities, this diverse region has something for everyone. Here are 30 activities to make your winter in Litchfield County unforgettable:


Alpine Skiing and Tubing

Gear up for exhilarating alpine skiing and tubing at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall and Ski Sundown in New Hartford.

Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Hiking

White Memorial Conservation Center, Macedonia State Park, Flanders Nature Center, and Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy offer scenic trails perfect for winter sports and hikes.

Ice Fishing

Try ice fishing at Bantam Lake, Mount Tom Pond, Burr Pond, and others, but remember to read about ice safety first.

Theater Nights

Enjoy a show at Warner Theatre in Torrington for a cultural evening.

Sharon Audubon Society

Discover wildlife and participate in events at the Sharon Audubon Society.

Bookworm’s Paradise

Visit independent bookstores like House of Books, Hickory Stick Bookshop, or Honeybee Books and Tea for a cozy read.

Railroad Museum of New England

Explore the region’s rich rail history in Thomaston.

Café Hopping

Warm up with hot chocolate and pastries at The Smithy Cafe, Marty’s Cafe, 45 Main, or Arethusa A Mano.

Hogan’s Cider Mill

Sample hard cider and explore antiques in Harwinton.

Holiday Train Rides

Board the Railroad Museum of New England’s holiday-themed train rides.

Spa Day

Indulge in a spa treatment at The Spa at Litchfield Hills, The Winvian Farm Spa, or others.

Local TastingsSavor

local liquor and wine at Walker Road Vineyards, Hopkins Vineyard, Litchfield Distillery, and Mine Hill Distillery.

Shopping Spree

Browse through lifestyle and apparel shops like J. Seitz, Plain Goods, and others for unique finds.

Vintage Scavenger Hunts

Hunt for vintage treasures at The Housatonic Trading Company, THE HUNT, and more.

Native American History

Learn at The Institute for American Indian Studies and try the Wigwam Escape room.

Indoor Fitness

Stay active at local gyms like New Milford Fitness and Aquatics Club or Studio Lakeville.

Yoga Classes

Join a yoga session at EVOLVE Yoga, Charym Yoga, or with award-winning instructors Caroline Kinsolving and Julie Haesche.

Music Nights

Catch a concert at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk.

Country Comfort Food

Relish BBQ at When Pigs Fly or Wood’s Pit BBQ.

Ice Yachting

Watch or participate in ice yachting at Bantam Lake.

Library Events

Discover winter programs at your local library.

Art Galleries

Explore the art scene at Kent Barns, KMR Arts, Eckert Fine Art, and The Gallery.

Ice Fishing (Again)

More opportunities for ice fishing at local lakes and ponds.

Ceramics Exploration

Visit local ceramic studios like Bantam Tileworks and Guy Wolf Pottery.

Whiting Mills

Shop from artists and craftspeople in Winsted.

Personal Training

Elevate your fitness with sessions from experts like Rika Keck or Suzanne Blaicher.

Nature Centers

Connect with nature at Pratt Nature Center, Flanders Nature Center, or White Memorial Conservation Center.

Winter Walks

Stroll through local preserves, but watch out for ice.

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

Enjoy the picturesque scenery of this iconic bridge.

Local Brews

Sample beers at Housatonic River Brewing, Kent Falls Brewing, and others.

Sleigh Rides

End your adventure with a magical horse-drawn sleigh ride at Wood Acres Farm.

This winter, Litchfield County invites you to create memorable experiences, whether you’re gliding down a snowy slope, cozying up with a book, or enjoying the local arts and culinary scene. Stay at the Litchfield Inn for a comfortable and convenient base to explore all these activities!