CT: Litchfield County- Winter Wonderland Tour

With the first snow of the year I wondered where I could go for the biggest bang for my buck! Litchfield County it was! A great and manageable day with multiple stops and awesome views!

Harrybrooke Park

This spot was one I stumbled upon when kayaking. At the time I thought it was a hidden enclave with so many birds singing and flying I always felt as I was in a natural bird sanctuary every time I went. A couple of years later I learned it was part of a popular park and I can drive to it too! This was my first stop to see it so differently in the winter.

Lover’s Leap

When I go to the Harrybrooke enclave I launch from Lover’s Leap loving the majesty of the gorge and the bridge above. The folklore behind the area is easy to imagine as you look from the top upon Lake Lillinonah. The sparkling icy waters and snow capped cliffs added to the intrigue today.

Sitting in the Lion’s Den at the White Horse tavern by the fire eating a delicious sirloin chili was a perfect break from the cold day hiking. The service was great and the food reasonably priced and delicious. A great place to plan the next stop!

New Preston Falls

So close to White Horse is the lovely small town of New Preston. The falls were such a happy surprise when I first came upon them. The strongest part of the falls rushed through the areas of ice and snow allowing you to imagine how they were once a source of power.

Then of course there was Kent Falls. Which is one of the most popular attractions in the State. Too popular so I don’t really frequent it. But on this wintry day I found it a perfect stop with the exception of how cold it was beside the Falls!

Best Hot chocolate!

On my way to my next destination it felt perfect to stop and get the best hot chocolate I’ve had in a while! They had many options including white and mocha with additional add ins. I went classic which I highly recommend at the Kent Coffee and Chocolate company.

Hidden Valley Preserve

My final stop was breathtaking complemented by the beautiful words of Henry Thoreau. I chose this spot to wish my son a Happy Birthday at the annual special minute of his birth. I hope one day I can take him here too.

Happy Birthday Steve. You’ll always be my baby. Life is most beautiful on the days you’re in it.

January 8, 2022

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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