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Things to do in Cornwall

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“Family owned and operated for over 70 years, Mohawk Mountain pioneered modern ski area snowmaking, which means even when the Litchfield Hills might be a little thin, the slopes at Mohawk are perfect. Look for tubing this year, too!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Store
“Fun trip down the Housatonic River with the option to pull out and have lunch at the famous Cornwall Covered Bridge. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to eat
“An iconic landmark in Connecticut, the West Cornwall Covered Bridge is a standout example of quintessential New England charm.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Housatonic Meadows State Park is a Connecticut state park located in the town of Sharon. The park offers opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking, canoeing and fly-fishing along the Housatonic River.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“We buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. Rentals are also available at affordable, daily rates. Fishing and snowshoe rentals are available at the last minute and are fulfilled on a "first come, first serve basis." All rod and reel rentals come ready to fish, but things like specialty fly lines, leaders and tippets are not included and will need to be purchased separately. Our staff will be sure to get you properly equipped.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“An adventurer's dream. A place for families or an avid outdoorsman to explore. Plenty of hiking and sight seeing for people of all ages and experience levels.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Family Owned, Farm Fresh. Owners James and Idella Shepard have transformed this historic building into an elegant expression and celebration of food. The Market offers a full service deli, bakery, and is well stocked with groceries and other provisions including a large selection of local products. The jalapeño peanut brittle is a must-try!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ An experience. Fine French dining in the countryside, BYOB with fixed-price menu. Very good and well known in the area. Reservations required. Bring some good wine!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Great choice of wines. Richard has wonderful taste. Great collection of beers from all over the world as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Quaint small village with covered bridge, pottery studio, and farmers market on Saturday morning.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Pine Knob via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Cornwall, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until December.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“ An experience. Fine French dining in the countryside, BYOB with fixed-price menu. Very good and well known in the area. Reservations required. Bring some good wine!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Russ is an amazing chef! The food is wonderfully prepared and it's a beautiful location next to Cornwall's covered bridge. We love the artichoke dip for the family and if you love ribs, get ready to dig in. The almond crusted trout is exceptional. There's outdoor seating in the spring/summer. Make sure you take walk around this adorable town and see the beautiful covered bridge and artist shops. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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