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Cornwall

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Introduction

By Ben Kopke

Cornwall Bridge

Nestled on the western edge of Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, in the Housatonic River Valley, the town of Cornwall is a gem not to be missed! Its quaint, pastoral charms are complimented by recreational fun—no matter the season. Settled in 1739 and largely a farming community until the 1940s, Cornwall today is dotted with antiques stores and the workshops of highly skilled craftspeople and artists.

For those looking to spend time in the fresh air exploring a quiet wooded trail or casting for trout, Cornwall will not disappoint. World-class fishing is only a cast away and the nearby Appalachian Trail and state parks have virtually endless trail systems. What's more, the challenging whitewater on sections of the Housatonic River provides an opportunity to practice your paddling moves or get wet for the first time.


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