Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Barkhamsted

Antiques

Still River Antiques

This place has a remarkable and extensive collection of Hitchcock furniture. Check it out.

13 Riverton Road, Riverton
860-738-9958

stillriverantiques.com

Farms

Kasulaitis Farm and Sugarhouse

Open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. See syrup being made in mid-February to the end of March. Phone ahead. Maple syrup sold year round. 

69 Goose Green Road
860.379.8787

Landmarks

Peoples State Forest Museum

The Civilian Conservation Corps built the Peoples State Forest Nature Museum in 1935. It was open until 1942, when the CCC was decommissioned. The outside of the Museum, and the fireplace, are made from local fieldstone, some of which was taken from nearby stonewalls. The inside is paneled in American chestnut, which was harvested after it was destroyed by the chestnut blight.

106 East River Rd, Barkhamsted
860-379-2469

psfnaturemuseum.org

Lodgings

Old Riverton Inn

Overlooking the west branch of the Farmington River, the Old Riverton Inn is a New England landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If the walls could talk they might tell tales of the early days when the Inn was known as Ive’s Tavern, a welcome sight on the old Albany to Hartford Post Road. They might mention the many restorations and expansions through the years, and certainly, they would speak about the growth of furniture making in Riverton, where the famous Hitchcock chairs were produced for over a century. A favorite story would tell of Harper Lee’s many visits because she so enjoyed the area as a place to write. There were several rival stage companies in operation between New Hartford and Riverton. Each stage driver stopped at his favorite inn, where he received special favors in return for bringing his passenger to that tavern.

436 East River Road
860.379.8678

www.rivertoninn.com

Outdoors

Kasulaitis Farm and Sugarhouse

Open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. See syrup being made in mid-February to the end of March. Phone ahead. Maple syrup sold year round. 

69 Goose Green Road
860.379.8787

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    Dumais Interior Design
    Westbury Realty