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14 Best and Fun Things To Do In Barkhamsted Connecticut

Straddling the wild West Branch of the Farmington River in the hills of southern Litchfield County is the scenic little town of Barkhamsted.

The town is dotted with beautiful reservoirs and lakes offering a cool respite for weary travellers seeking rest and relaxation.

It’s also home to several state forests, public beaches, campsites, and green spaces next to the river, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

There’s also a ski resort with trails that cater for all difficulty levels, a lodge with a seating and dining area, a rental, tuning, and repair shop, and a snowsports school.  

Another one of the town’s main attractions is the Pleasant Valley Drive-In Theater, which allows visitors to experience the nostalgic appeal of the American drive-in.

Does this sound like the kind of place you’d like to visit? If so, continue reading for a list of everything else this quaint town has to offer so you can start planning your trip

The 14 Most Popular Things To Do In Barkhamsted Connecticut

14. Hurley Business Park

5.0 ★★★★★ (6 reviews)


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Location: 16 37 Greenwoods Road New Hartford CT

Tel:  860 379 8507

13. American Mural Project

4.6 ★★★★★ (22 reviews)


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Location: 90 Whiting Street Winsted CT

Tel:  860 379 3006

12. Algonquin State Forest

4.4 ★★★★☆ (46 reviews)

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Location: Winsted CT

Tel:  860 424 3200

11. Indian Council Caves

4.7 ★★★★★ (50 reviews)

Location: CT 219 Barkhamsted CT

10. Barkhamsted Reservoir

4.8 ★★★★★ (86 reviews)

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9. West Hill Pond Boat Launch

4.6 ★★★★★ (111 reviews)


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Location: Laurel Passway Barkhamsted CT

Tel:  860 424 3000

8. American Legion State Forest

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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7. West Hill Lake

4.8 ★★★★★ (22 reviews)

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6. Highland Lake

4.7 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)

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5. Colebrook River Lake

4.7 ★★★★★ (41 reviews)


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4. Lake Mcdonough

4.4 ★★★★☆ (73 reviews)


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3. People’s State Forest

4.8 ★★★★★ (503 reviews)

Location: 106 E River Road Barkhamsted CT

Tel:  860 379 2469

2. Enders State Forest

4.5 ★★★★★ (525 reviews)

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Location: Granby CT

Tel:  860 424 3200

1. Ski Sundown

4.5 ★★★★★ (627 reviews)

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Location: 126 Ratlum Road New Hartford CT

Tel:  860 379 7669

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Barkhamsted Connecticut! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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