LocationWashington is a town located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
DistanceA 1 hour and 45 minute ride by car. There is no public transportation in Washington
Getting HereRent a car and take a mini road trip to this sequestered town in Litchfield County. Get there within two hours.
"If you're seeking an idyllic retreat to the countryside, head to Washington."
Washington is known for its deep commitment in land conservation. It has thousands of acres of preserved land. It is also home to many family-owned farms, like Averill Farm. Operating since 1746, Averill Farm has over 260 acres of land and is open to the public.
Head northwest and take in scenic views at Lake Waramaug, Connecticut's second largest natural lake.
Stretch your legs and plan a hike in Steep Rock Preserve, nestled around the the Shepaug River. Just a mile away from downtown, it's a place where many locals like to hike, swim, fish and simply relax along the riverbanks.
Stop in for some brunch at the G.W. Tavern. Named after our first president in honor of his passage through Washington, the G.W. Tavern's charming vibe will set you back in time to the 1850's. Dig into some comfort food by the fireplace in the winter, and take in the amazing views of the Shepaug River on the patio in the summer. This little hole in the wall is almost always a full house. It's no wonder this is the go-to spot for locals year-round.
"Washington is known for its deep commitment in land conservation. It has thousands of acres of preserved land."
Many Washington homes are occupied on a part-time basis. A significant percentage of homeowners also reside in urban settings such as New York City, but cherish the rural escape that Washington provides.