New Milford, CT Attractions

New Milford, CT Attractions
Nestled in western Connecticut along the Housatonic River, New Milford encompasses nearly 65 square miles, according to the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce. New Milford's history dates back to the 1700s, and the quaint New England community provides a haven for visitors to enjoy recreational activities.

Hunt Hill Farm

View two historic New England farms, 10 historic buildings and 84 acres of farm land at Hunt Hill Farm. The farm has been used continuously since the 1700s. Visitors have the opportunity to see two 1830s houses, a farm worker's cottage from 1860, two dairy barns, a tobacco barn, chicken coops and stables. The historical area includes active farmlands, stone walls and wood lands. The farm also offers cultural, educational and cooking programs to visitors.

Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford CT 06776-2199
(860) 355-0300
hunthillfarmtrust.org

Lake Lillinonah

With 45 miles of shoreline, Lake Lillinona was created in the 1950s as a means for hydroelectricity and flood control. With a depth of more than 100 feet, the lake is a refuge for fishing (for pike and bass). Other wildlife, such as bald eagles, can be seen at the lake. Visitors can enjoy activities such as kayaking, water-skiing and canoeing on the lake.

Lake Lillinonah
New Milford, CT 06776
(203) 364-4002
lakelillinonahauthority.org

The Pratt Nature Center

Established in 1967, Pratt Nature Center serves as a 193-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center. The terrain is diverse, offering a mountain, meadows, woods, a pond and wetlands, providing the opportunity to enjoy outdoor adventure. The center allows visitors to enjoy hiking, bird watching and nature education programs.

The Pratt Nature Center
163 Papermill Road
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 355-3137
prattcenter.org

Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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