Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut


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Specializes in watersports charters on Bantam Lake where clients can get on the water and learn to waterski, wakeboard, wake surf, bodyboard, and tube. They also offer a weekly kids camp that holds similar activities in a more structured environment for kids ages 8 to 14. In addition this year they offered a fall foliage tour on pontoon boats to showcase the beauty of Bantam Lake.

Connecticut Watersports
Bantam Lake


Strives to provide agricultural education and improve agriculture and rural living.

Held at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds and offering cooking demonstrations, live band, informative lectures, and diverse food vendors.

CT Garlic & Harvest Festival
304 Route 61 (Main St. North), Bethlehem

Located in Bethlehem, a 20-acre horse farm offering a rustic yet elegant venue.

Wyndcrest Estate
68 Kasson Rd., Bethlehem


The annual Bridgewater Fair offers a large variety of local vendors with goods, farm animals, live entertainment, and food tents throughout the fairgrounds.


The Cornwall Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and presentation of the history of Cornwall and its people.

Cornwall Historical Society
7 Pine St., Cornwall
Instagram: @cornwallhistorical


A major agricultural fair held over Labor Day weekend and offering spirited livestock competitions, a variety of food concessions, rides, live music, and entertainment.


Offering diverse outdoor group experiences for girls and young women.

Camp Mohawk
P.O. Box 1209, Litchfield

Inspired by the founding of the Garden Club of America, nine Litchfield women founded the Litchfield Garden Club in September of 1913. The club offers a variety of educational and informative programs to the public, such as open public meetings on floral design and horticulture, and highlighting the club’s long tradition of contributions to the community in civic beautification, projects and conservation education.

Litchfield Garden Club
P.O. Box 848, Litchfield
[email protected]

New Preston

A non-profit organization founded in 1917 to promote the preservation of Lake Waramaug for the continued safety and enjoyment of all those who utilize the lake. Lake Waramaug borders the towns of Washington, Warren and Kent.

Lake Waramaug Association
P.O. Box 2272, New Preston
[email protected]
Instagram: @lakewaramaug


Building bridges between the past, present and future through programs, collections and exhibitions is the mission of the Sharon Historical Society.

18 Main Street, Sharon
Instagram: @sharonhistoricalsociety


Alliance Française is a non-profit organization that promotes French culture and language. In addition to language lessons, they also offer cultural and economic discussions, French literature discussions, scholarship awards, language skill games, and lectures discussing French films. Membership is open to everyone interested in French. To become a member, contact them at the website below.

1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301, Southbury


Founded in 1999, ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for high quality and innovative learning experiences. We believe that when we honor children’s imaginations, invite them to create, encourage them to take risks, and trust their resourcefulness, they will become the empowered, resilient, and compassionate adults the world really needs. Serving nearly 10,000 students throughout CT each year, ASAP! promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its programs.

Bee Brook Rd, Unit B, Washington Depot
Instagram: @asap_arts

Dedicated to the promotion of literacy, education, and preservation of the town’s history, along with offering free public library services to Washington and surrounding towns.

Gunn Library
5 Wykeham Road, Washington
Instagram: @gunnmemoriallibrary

Home of the SHAG festival, a performance filled benefit focused on the arts.

Spring Hill Vineyards
282 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot
Instagram: @springhillvineyards

Theatre for Good was created almost four years ago as a way to bring people together and benefit the community.

The goals of the members of the Washington Garden Club are to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment. Growing winter squash at the Judea Community Garden, maintaining the Frederick Gunn Museum Panel Gardens, adding bulbs and plantings along the River Walk & Pavilion are just a few of the hands on projects the WCG is involved in.

P.O. Box 228, Washington Depot
[email protected]


The Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio is for people of all ages. From painting nights for adults (with cocktails and snacks) to children’s birthday parties, machine sewing classes, crochet, hand sewing, woodland arts, needle felting, and even family art nights, there’s something for everyone. The founder, Kate Gorham, is a painter and crafter, herself, working in many different mediums from paint to fibers. Kate always welcomes you with a smile, is very creative, and really fantastic with kids and adults. As a teaching artist, she passes on her passion and experience to her students inspiring them to create and enjoy the process. See our article on the studio here.

122 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury
[email protected]

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