Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Kent

Antiques

Rolling River Antiques

An eclectic collection of worldwide antiques featuring lots of beautiful antique, vintage, and contemporary furniture; a large selection of artwork and sculptures; varieties of glassware.

Rolling River Antiques
27 N. Main Street, Unit 3, Kent
860-318-6410

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.

RT Facts
22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Architects

John Milnes Baker

Award winning architect specializing in residential design – new homes, alterations and additions, and historic preservation with a focus on communication.

John Milnes Baker
76 Spooner Hill Road, South Kent
860-927-4262

Arts

Craven Contemporary Art Gallery

 

Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary
Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary Art Gallery

An art gallery in Kent offering a curated collection of contemporary art. Craven Contemporary specializes in photographs but also shows paintings, prints, drawings, and media works.

4 Fulling Lane in Kent Barns
646-431-4506
cravencontemporary@gmail.com
Instagram: @cravencontemporary

James Barron Art 

James Barron is a private art dealer specializing in modern and contemporary American and European art, dividing his time between Rome, Italy and Kent, CT.

James Barron Art
info@jamesbarronart.com
917-270-8044

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Founded in 1994 in Larchmont, NY the gallery expanded to CT in 2019 and now occupies two charming buildings in Kent Barns. Kenise Barnes Fine Art represents 50 emerging and mid-career national-level artists working in all media. The gallery has a wide selection of paintings, drawings, and photography as well as consulting services and collecting advice for the burgeoning to the seasoned collector. In addition to curated exhibitions that change every six weeks the gallery maintains a large inventory of work from artists’ studios in our on-site warehouse.

Kenise Barns Fine Art
7 and 5 Fulling Lane, in Kent Barns
Instagram: @kenisebarnesfineart

Kent Art Association

Kent Art Association provides emerging and established artists a venue to display artwork to a wide audience, recognizes artists for their achievements, and presents art related programs for the education of artists and the public since 1923. 

Kent Art Association
21 S. Main Street
860-927-3989

Morrison Gallery

A wonderful gallery that exhibits the work of emerging regional artists, contemporary luminaries, and modern masters. They represent many local artists such as Robert Andrew Parker and Gary Komarin, as well as legends like Hans Hoffman, Cleve Gray, and Wolf Kahn. The large main gallery allows for the exhibition of major works and large scale sculpture, while adjoining rooms provide a more intimate setting for smaller pieces.

Morrison Gallery
60 North Main Street
860-318-5750

Ober Gallery

This art gallery specializes in Contemporary, Russian Non-Conformist, German Neo-Realist, and Reductive Art.

Ober Gallery
6 North Main Street
860-927-5030

The Good Gallery

Tim Good, the owner of the gallery, represents a number of talented artists such as Tina Close, Denny Good, Yuka Imata, Leah McCloskey, Ed Muszala, Erin Nazzaro, Eleanor Rahim, Dorrie Rifkin, Katie Ré Scheidt, Peter Seltzer, and Martha Wakeman. The gallery space is in a charming 1850’s post and beam building.

The Good Gallery
23 S. Main Street
860-927-5065

Beauty

David Gavin Salon

Cuts, colors, and blow outs at this Kent staple.

David Gavin Salon
25 N. Main Street
860-927-4671

Kent Hair Studio

A hair salon offering great service to clients of all ages. They have four professional stylists to assist you in your new look. They offer multi-dimensional color services, single-process color, foils, facial waxing, perms, sets, and up-dos as well as haircuts.

5 Landmark Lane
860-927-3342

Lore’s Nail Spa

The perfect place to enjoy a luxurious mani and pedi in a relaxing atmosphere.

Lore’s Nail Spa
17 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-1020

Builders & Subcontractors

Iron Horse Builders

Employs an environmentally sensitive approach to provide homes with renewable and reusable resources, building fine custom homes.

Iron Horse Builders
27 Kent Rd
203-733-5934

Causes

Kent Land Trust

Kent Land Trust is a local community land trust based in the foothills of northwest Connecticut, along the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River, and within a landscape of wildlife corridors, green valleys and watersheds supporting diverse species. Established in 1989, their mission is to preserve natural resources in Kent and surroundings through land protection, stewardship, and public outreach, education and research.

They welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities, and believe every person has something valuable to offer.

Kent Land Trust
P.O. Box 888, Kent
860-488-9185

Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy

Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy is the land trust resulting from the merger of Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust and Naromi Land Trust. As a guardian of natural and working lands, public recreation areas, and drinking water resources, they permanently protect over 12,000 acres of vast, connected natural areas, including 23 public preserves with hiking trails and more than 30 working farms.

Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 821, Kent
860-927-1927

Pond Mountain Trust

The land and trail network at Pond Mountain Natural Area, maintained for everyone’s enjoyment by Pond Mountain Trust, are the enduring legacy of the late Myra H. Hopson of Kent. Established by Miss Hopson in 1966, the Trust administers a natural tract of nearly 800 acres in cooperation with the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The purpose of the Trust is the perpetual preservation of the land in its natural state, as free as possible from all human interference, for scientific, educational, and cultural use. It is hoped that visitors will find it a place where body, mind and spirit are refreshed.

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

Ceramics

Alison Palmer Studio

Palmer’s work is about the celebration of the natural world, with animal imagery in clay being her chosen expression.

Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane, South Kent
860-927-4680

Clothing

Boomerang Consignment

Thrift & Consignment Store. Find designer clothing and bags, vintage furs, and lots of great basics.

Boomerang Consignment
21 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-318-5535

Design

Alison Palmer Studio

Palmer’s work is about the celebration of the natural world, with animal imagery in clay being her chosen expression.

Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane, South Kent
860-927-4680

Iron Horse Builders

Employs an environmentally sensitive approach to provide homes with renewable and reusable resources, building fine custom homes.

Iron Horse Builders
27 Kent Rd
203-733-5934

John Milnes Baker

Award winning architect specializing in residential design – new homes, alterations and additions, and historic preservation with a focus on communication.

John Milnes Baker
76 Spooner Hill Road, South Kent
860-927-4262

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens

Provides exceptional landscape design, installation, and garden maintenance to clients that require quality and lasting value.

Kent Greenhouse
30 South Main St
860-787-5068

Kent Interiors

Assists clients with design decisions that work and reflect their individuality using background of training in both design and construction.

Kent Interiors
21 Muller Road, Kent
860-927-0123

Kent Kitchen Works

Northwest Connecticut’s full-service kitchen and bath design showroom.

Kent Kitchen Works
​6 Kent Green
860-927-4855

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.

RT Facts
22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Sawing High Climbers LLC

Sawing High Climbers are tree service professionals. Their services include pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection installation, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, fertilizing, and removals.

Sawing High Climbers
69 David Rd, South Kent
860-801-0100

Designers

Kent Interiors

Assists clients with design decisions that work and reflect their individuality using background of training in both design and construction.

Kent Interiors
21 Muller Road, Kent
860-927-0123

Farms

Camps Road Farm

This 50-acre farm in Kent offers pastured chicken and pork from their farm store but their main gig is making beer through Kent Falls Brewing. They offer farm tours during the summer though October on Saturdays at 2pm.

Camps Road Farm
33 Camps Road
Instagram: @kentfallsbrewing

Fitness

Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Shannon Strong
64 Maple St
860-248-0165

Food

109 Cheese Market

Dedicated to curating the finest cheese, charcuterie, wine & gourmet products available.

109 Cheese Market
7 Old Barn Road, Kent
860-592-0366

Cozzy’s Pizzeria

A great place for a quick bite. They can be seen serving great casual pizza, wraps, appetizers, salads and more!

Cozzy’s Pizzeria
6 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-1551

Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant

Since 1973, “The Fife” has been a family-owned Mecca for fine food and wine, along with some of the best live music in Litchfield County. Locally sourced ingredients, a Wine Spectator recognized wine list, and a 1942 Steinway… What else is there to say?

Fife ‘n Drum
53 Main St.
860-927-3509

frank. food company

frank. food company serves elevated home cooking. Two daily dinner specials (Thursday – Sunday), plus fresh baked goods, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes and more. Featuring great coffee roasted by Zero Prophet Coffee and pies from High Five Pies. It’s honest to goodness food. Coming soon… frank. in West Cornwall.

frank. food company
14 N Main St. 
860-592-0400
Instagram: @frankway

J.P. Gifford Market & Catering

If you are strolling along Kent’s picturesque main drag, stop at J.P. Gifford Market & Catering, a popular gathering place, to indulge in a hot cup of coffee and an outstanding sandwich. Whenever possible, the proprietors buy locally grown products.  Their takeaway dishes are wonderful and the desserts, muffins and breads are baked on the premises each day. Full service catering.

J.P. Gifford Market
12 North Main Street
860-592-0200

Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company

Exceptional coffee and chocolate. Handmade chocolate, truffles, baked goods, coffee and espresso.

Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company
8 N Main Street
860-927-1445

Kent Farmers’ Market

The Kent Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 9am – noon, between May 8 – October 10.

Kent Farmers Market
9 South Main Street (Route 7)
860-592-0061

Kent Pizza Garden

Born in 1970 from a couple’s passion to share authentic recipes from their family in Greece to local area residents. Serving much more than pizza, outdoor dining, and full bar.

Kent Pizza Garden
17 Railroad Street
860-927-3733

Kent Wine & Spirit

Owner Ira Smith has about 30 years’ experience in the wine industry and has created a friendly and relaxing environment where customers can find an unsurpassed selection of wines from all corners of the planet. KW&S has long been known for its selection of spirits and ales. A thorough wine and liquor selection. Weekend tasting events. Happy to give advice.

Kent Wine & Spirit
24 N Main Street
860-927-3033

Kingsley Tavern

Take a break while shopping in Kent and grab a seat on the cozy, window-box-lined front porch. Southwestern American and South Asian offerings dot the menu, with a Saigon sandwich (think Bahn Mi) of pork belly, grilled shrimp, or tofu, and a Southwest Salad with grilled shrimp and fried tortilla strips. Even the Roasted Beet Salad with oranges and citrus vinaigrette takes a Latino turn with toasted pepitas.
Friendly owner Anna Gowan and Chef Charles Dietrich, use locally sourced meat and vegetables to keep it simple with great ingredients, and the menu tells you exactly where, say, that burger comes from (Hurlburt Farms). Closed Mondays.

Kingsley Tavern
14 N Main Street
860-592-0261

Shanghai Asian Fusion

Offers a wide array of authentic Asian Fusion Food, such as Curry Chicken, Hunan Beef, Szechuan Pork, Kung Po Shrimp and much more at this family run Chinese restaurant.

Shanghai Asian Fusion
1 Landmark Lane
860-927-4809

Swyft Restaurant

A modern tavern in a historical setting, serving wood-fired, farm-driven pizzas, shareable small plates, and seasonal entrees that aim to both comfort and inspire. Working closely with nearby Rock Cobble Farm, the food at Swyft follows the flavors of the seasons. Wood-fired pizza, craft beers, natural wines, progressive small plates, in a casual fun atmosphere.

Swyft
3 Maple Street
860-592-0404
Instagram: @swyftct

The Villager Restaurant

Stop by to enjoy a nice breakfast, brunch, or lunch. They offer traditional breakfast items, Mexican delicacies, American cuisine, and an extensive lunch menu.

The Villager Restaurant
28 N Main Street
860-927-1555

Woodford’s General Store

Woodford’s General Store provides locally grown and locally made products along with a selection of home design items. The shop collaborates with local farms and regional makers to source their best offerings and they provide a weekly delivery option and pull up-pick up service. Their goal is to celebrate the farmers and the makers, curate the best selection in the area, and be convenient with delivery. ⁠⁠

Woodford’s General Store
3 Old Barn Rd
917-224-4801

Furniture

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.

RT Facts
22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

St. John’s Bridge

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad Street
860-927-3315

Furniture

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.

RT Facts
22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

St. John’s Bridge

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad Street
860-927-3315

Garden Centers

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens

Provides exceptional landscape design, installation, and garden maintenance to clients that require quality and lasting value.

Kent Greenhouse
30 South Main St
860-787-5068

Goods

Heron American Craft Gallery

Specializing in artisan-made ceramics, glass and jewelry, there’s also a nice selection of clothing.

Heron American Craft Gallery
16 N Main Street
860-927-4804

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.

RT Facts
22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Terston

Gorgeous clothing, jewelry and housewares, this is one of our favorites. You won’t be able to leave empty-handed!

Terston
27 N Main Street
860-927-1255

The Covered Wagon Country Store

Home Goods Store in Kent. Offering snacks, old style candies, home goods, and many items unique to this historic area of the countryside.

The Covered Wagon Country Store
27 N Main Street, Suite 2B
860-927-0927

 

Woodford’s General Store

Woodford’s General Store provides locally grown and locally made products along with a selection of home design items. The shop collaborates with local farms and regional makers to source their best offerings and they provide a weekly delivery option and pull up-pick up service. Their goal is to celebrate the farmers and the makers, curate the best selection in the area, and be convenient with delivery. ⁠⁠

Woodford’s General Store
3 Old Barn Rd
917-224-4801

Home Accents

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.

RT Facts
22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Jaunts

Kent Barns

Enjoy the shops, galleries, restaurants, and other businesses in the more than dozen buildings. It is the ideal place in any season to spend time browsing shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Kent Barns
6 N Main St
860-866-8066

Kitchens/Baths

Kent Kitchen Works

Northwest Connecticut’s full-service kitchen and bath design showroom.

Kent Kitchen Works
​6 Kent Green
860-927-4855

Landmarks

Bull’s Bridge

Bulls Bridge is one of the few functional covered bridges remaining in Connecticut.  Built in 1842, the bridge was one of the few ways to cross the Housatonic River from New York State, and was intended to bring more traffic into the area. In addition to the scenic wooden bridge, the area features waterfalls, rapids, overviews, a small gorge, and hiking trails which link up to the nearby Appalachian Trail.

About 3 miles SW of Kent on Bull’s Bridge Rd
203-788-7665

Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace

Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books, and an avid collector of Americana. His extensive collection of hand tools is displayed in a building gifted to the State in 1969 by Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based tool manufacturing company, to mark their 125th anniversary. The collection tells a fascinating story about bygone times and the great American heritage of craftsmanship.

Eric Sloane Museum
31 Kent Cornwall Rd
860-927-3849

Kent Barns

Enjoy the shops, galleries, restaurants, and other businesses in the more than dozen buildings. It is the ideal place in any season to spend time browsing shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Kent Barns
6 N Main St
860-866-8066

Kent Iron Furnace

The Kent Iron Furnace, located on the grounds of the Sloane-Stanley Museum, began production of pig iron in 1826 and continued for almost 70 years. The remains of the granite blast furnace with its Gothic arches can be seen just below the museum. A diorama explaining the local iron industry is in the museum lobby.

Kent Iron Furnace
31 Kent Cornwall Rd
860-233-5421

Seven Hearths, Kent Historical Society

Seven Hearths is the prized possession of the Kent Historical Society, an imposing pre-Revolutionary house located in the heart of the Flanders Historic District in Kent.

Seven Hearths
4 Studio Hill Rd
860-927-4587

Lodgings

Kent Victorian Inn

Built around 1860, the Kent Victorian Inn is a charming and comfortable home located in the heart of Kent, Connecticut. Choose from five uniquely appointed rooms to make this your home away from home.

Kent Victorian Inn
81 North Main St
info@kentvictorianinn.com
Instagram: @kent_victorian

Starbuck Inn

A charming northwest Connecticut bed and breakfast. They offer hotel-level service and amenities, along with down-home bed-and-breakfast hospitality.

Starbuck Inn
88 N Main St
860-927-1788

Outdoors

Appalachian Trail River Walk

Part of the legendary Appalachian Trail, the River Walk trail is flat, well maintained and easy to follow. It is about 4 to 5 miles along the river. Enter the trail from either side, Cornwall or Kent. Enjoy the many types of birds, insects, mammals, water fowl, and plant life.

Appalachian Trail River Walk

Kent Falls State Park

Located 5 miles north of Kent on Route 7, this park has a trail loop that goes over the falls and into the forest, and is a designated trout park. But the main attraction is the stunning waterfall dropping 250 feet in under a quarter mile. There’s swimming in the basin at the bottom of the falls. Beautiful all year round. Bring the kids and have a picnic. Can be crowded on weekends in the summer.

Kent Falls State Park

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

Nadal Rink

Nadal Rink is an ice skating rink in Kent where guests can come out and practice their skills on the ice, hone their hockey techniques, and have fun.

Kent School
Macedonia Rd

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

Schools

South Kent School

South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.

South Kent School
40 Bulls Bridge Rd
860-927-3539

Tree Service

Sawing High Climbers LLC

Sawing High Climbers are tree service professionals. Their services include pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection installation, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, fertilizing, and removals.

Sawing High Climbers
69 David Rd, South Kent
860-801-0100

Uncategorized

Woodford’s General Store

Woodford’s General Store provides locally grown and locally made products along with a selection of home design items. The shop collaborates with local farms and regional makers to source their best offerings and they provide a weekly delivery option and pull up-pick up service. Their goal is to celebrate the farmers and the makers, curate the best selection in the area, and be convenient with delivery. ⁠⁠

Woodford’s General Store
3 Old Barn Rd
917-224-4801

Wellness

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is a therapist owned practice providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. They have a unique culture where the patients and their rehabilitation are the primary concern. Its therapists are highly trained with many special certifications, treatment is scheduled two patients per hour, and individualized care is a cornerstone of Access’ core values.

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness
64 Maple St
860-927-4559

Blondin Shea Eyecare

Dr. Matthew Blondin has been serving the eye care needs of the Torrington and Kent communities since 1979. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1978. He is both DPA and TPA certified, and currently offers a complete range of eye care services including blood pressure screening and glaucoma testing.

Blondin Shea Eyecare
5 Kent Green Blvd, Kent
379 Prospect St Suite B, Torrington
860-927-0501

Kent Yoga and Bodyworks

Alina Hernandez is an 800 hour certified RYT teacher. Her long established studio in Kent offers yoga, roller, and gentle core classes. Students of all levels are welcomed. Private classes and massages can be scheduled.

Kent Yoga and Bodyworks
2 Green Pastures Ln
917-923-8886

Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Shannon Strong
64 Maple St
860-248-0165

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