Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

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Mahogany Lifestyle

This boutique-styled company creates memorable indoor or outdoor picnics. Mahogany Lifestyle caters to all small and intimate group gatherings. Their company is dedicated to creating unique, custom, and creative, unforgettable experiences. They combine their expertise with their clients’ vision to transform spaces and create life long memories.for

Mahogany Lifestyle
475-258-7170
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Steep Rock Association

Photo credit: Joseph Brookes

Steep Rock Association is a land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes in and around Washington, CT and the Shepaug River Valley and to enhance the community’s connection with nature. They have 4 different preserves, including Hidden Valley Preserve, Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock Preserve, and Judea Garden.

With over 5,200 acres of protected land, many sets of eyes, ears and hands are needed to monitor, preserve and maintain the special places in this world. Steep Rock Association wouldn’t be where they are today without the work of volunteers. They offer seasonal and ongoing volunteer opportunities for anyone interested.

Steep Rock Association
2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-9131

Pond Mountain Natural Area

This natural area, maintained by Pond Mountain Trust (PMT), is the enduring legacy of the late Myra H. Hopson. Established by Miss Hopson in 1966, the Trust administers nearly 800 acres in Kent, CT.

Pond Mountain Natural Area is open daily from sunrise to sunset. We hope that you will come often to enjoy its unspoiled beauty.

Pond Mountain Trust
120 Fuller Mountain Rd
860-927-3827

Macedonia Brook State Park

The 2,300-acre Macedonia Brook State Park originated with a 1,552-acre gift from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield in 1918. The park’s exciting terrain has resulted from the slow wearing down of its hard rock formation base. The Blue Trail crosses Cobble Mountain and several other peaks, offering outstanding views of the Catskills and Taconics. Numerous springs and streams add to the pleasure of hiking.

Macedonia Brook State Park

159 Macedonia Brook Rd

The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens

Located in the center of Washington Depot, and of Litchfield County too, The Judy Black Park is a place where the community comes together. It is a place that welcomes artists, musicians, actors, dancers and audiences of all ages. It is home to outdoor movies, farmers markets, children’s arts and crafts, holiday celebrations, tributes to town volunteers, art exhibits, and much more. We take pride in the park and the evolutionary role it plays in our community and we are grateful for the support of the donors, event sponsors, and volunteers who helped to create this place that plays the literal and figurative role as the town square at the very crossroads of our community.

Judy Black Park and Gardens
1 Green Hill Rd, Washington Green
laura@thejudyblackparkandgardens.org

White Memorial Foundation

The White Memorial Conservation Center operates an Environmental Education Center and Nature Museum, and  is located in the heart of the 4000-acre White Memorial Foundation. The outdoor arena includes the wildlife sanctuary. The Foundation comprises fields, water, and woodlands, trails, campgrounds, boating facilities, and special areas for large outdoor educational and recreational gatherings. The White Memorial has miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It is free and open to the public.

White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield
860-567-0857

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