OF KENT of KENT
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen
Geographic Location; NW Tip of Region
Geographic Area; 49.6 Sq. Miles Current
Current Population: Est. 3,000
Median Household Income: $66,000
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Danbury,
CT (22.2 miles , pop. 74,848).
city with pop. 200,000+: Oyster Bay, NY (59.4 miles
, pop. 293,925).
city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (76.8 miles
, pop. 8,008,278).
cities: Dover Plains, NY (7.2 miles ), Warren,
CT (8.9 miles ), New Preston, CT (9.0 miles ), Amenia, NY
(10.0 miles ), Sherman, CT (10.1 miles ), Sharon, CT (10.7
miles ), New Milford, CT (10.9 miles ).
Lands: Kent Falls State Park; Lake Waramaug State
Park; Macedonia Brook State Park; Wyantenock State Forest
Lands: Appalachian Trail; St. John's Ledges
Emery Park, Route 341E (Segar Mountain Road) is open daily
from 11 am. to 7 pm. The park features swimming, picnic
and playground area. A park pass is required at a cost of
$30 for residents; $60 for non residents; free for residents
over age 65. The Park pass also entitles holders to use
the tennis courts at Kent Common Playground at Swift Lane
and winter ice skating at local rinks. Passes are on sale
at the Park and Recreation office and at Emery Park. For
more information call 860 927-1003.
Connecticut | from The Connecticut Guide, 1935
may be described as a mountain country, some of it still
farmed, cut by a deep river valley with broad bottom lands,
adapted to corn and tobacco. There was an important iron
industry, and the present town has attracted schools and
summer homes, with an artists' colony. Kent is one of
the best centers for tramping in Connecticut. It contains
two State Parks: Macedonia Brook and Kent Falls.
the south end of the town, the Housatonic has cut a gorge
through the limestone, with tine potholes and characteristic
limestone flora. This is a good place to study the relations
of the limestone and schist. For a view of the rapids,
especially fine in high water, walk west 100 yards, just
beforre crossing the power canal. Bulls Bridge, above
this point, is one of the few covered bridges surviving
in Connecticut. The unimproved Rt. 130 leads east to South
Kent, passing on the right Pickett Rock, with a fine west
view, and on the left South Kent School, established in
1923 as an offshoot of Kent School.
a mile east of South Kent (1st left turn) is the location
of the Kent Iron MInes, an important source of ore. Exploitation
began soon after the settlement. Of the early furnaces,
one was located on Forge Brook, at the entrance to Macedonia
Park, where the oak timbers can still be seen under the
water. There was a forge at East Kent, ore being transported
up the mountain on horseback. By 1845 there were three
blast furnaces in operation, employing 280 hands and turning
out 3,000 tons a year. The picturesque ruin of one of
the furnaces stands just north of Kent village, across
the R. R. opposite Gilbert's store.
Kent Village there is a Community House, an annual art
exhibit, and a World War Memorial Library, in Colonial
style, designed by Heathcote M. Woolsey. Crossing the
river to the west on R. 341, we come to Kent School with
its attractive buildings, an Episcopal preparatory school
for boys on the self-help system, established in 1906
by Father F. H. . Sill. Going 1 1/2 miles farther a road
turns north to Macedonia Brook State Park, the gift of
the White Memorial Foundation in 1918, a tract of 1830
acres along the beautiful Nodine Hollow Brook and on the
slopes of the adjacent hills. The park has facilities
for picnicking and camping.
the west bank of the Housatonic, just behind Kent School.
a country road leads in 11/2' miles to the Schaghticoke
Dolph Traymon at the piano Wine Specator "Best of Award of
Excellence" 1992 - 2006. CT Magazine "Best Continental
Cuisine in Litchfield County 2004". 860.927.3509
.Garden Pasta & Grill 17 Railroad
Full catering services. Daily breakfast, wonderful lunch
menu & dinners. Picnic boxes, gift baskets & kitchen tools.
27 North Main Street 860.927.4371
Voted Best Take-Out/Litchfield County. Panini, sandwiches, salads,
breakfasts, ice cream, freshly-made gelato. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. summer
til 8 p.m. Wi-fi hot spot.
7 Old Barn Road 860.927.5083
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
Quality Chinese food.
Take out or dine in. Stop by our restaurant to pick up a menu.
8 Landmark Lane 860.927.4809
24 South Main 860.927.0048
THINGS TO DO
the place where the river divides" in Mohegan, a Native American
language. You are climbing Schaghticoke Mountain and soon will pass
through a reservation by the same name. There are only a few Schaghticokes
in Connecticut today, but they are politically active. The trail
follows numerous switchbacks over the next 2.8 mi. to the top of
the mountain at 1300 ft. Though this is a Connecticut hike, the
trail crosses the New York state border two times on the way up
and on the way down, all on Schaghticoke Mountain.
Bulls Bridge Golf Course
Bulls Bridge Golf Club is a unique golf adventure, set
in beautiful New England. The private Tom Fazio designed course
is one of the top golf courses in the state of Connecticut.
(860) 927-7135 www.bullsbridgegolfclub.com
Bycicle Tour Group
getaway adventures designed and guided by cycling professionals.
Van supported routes are available for all ability levels, with
no pressure to ride fast or to bike on difficult terrain
is a town located the scenic northwest corner of Litchfield
County, Connecticut, on the Housatonic River, alongside the border
with New York. Incorporated in 1739, Kent has had a history as
a farming community and thriving iron ore producer. It is now
a rural community of about 3,000 residents. It has a lively mix
of rural life, education and the arts, well represented in the
many galleries downtown. Nearby parks & recreation: Kent Falls
State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Macedonia Brook State Park,
resident Henry Kissinger often conducts his television interviews
from the town. Also, Seth MacFarlane, creator of the show,"Family
Guy," was born and raised here. Patti LuPone, and Lynn Redgrave
also live here. Kent is also home to three highly regarded New
England prepratory boarding schools; The Kent School, The South
Kent School and The Marvelwood School (Actor Ted Danson is a graduate
of The Kent School).
While a great number of well-known artists have been shown
in the gallery (Calder, Dine, Krasner, Pollock, Stella,
etc.), the main focus is on those who have not yet received
wide recognition, but are clearly deserving it.
Wander through rooms of dog-themed items in a three-storey
Foreign Cargo Gallery
Upstairs features authentic and museum quality
artifacts, antiques, and furniture. Unique Handicrafts,
Antiques, African, Asian and Pacific Island Art or Wearable
Art and Jewelry
Kent Cultural Arts Council
Join us for live music held on the Kent Land Trust Field
on Route 7.
“The Saturdays of Summer” Concerts
Audrey King P.O. Box 463 Kent, CT 06757
Heron American Craft
We represent over 100 American craftsmen in wide range of
work from ceramics and blown glass, to jewelers and fiber
collectors will find signed original works by renknowned
masters including David Armstrong, Cleve Gray, Herb Abrams,
Eric Sloane, Paul Suttman, Peter Woytuk, and others, in
addition to work of mid-career and emerging artists showing
specializes in Contemporary, Russian Non-Conformist, German
Neo-Realist, and Reductive Art.
Paris New York Gallery
Local legend, Jacques Kaplan's gallery has been located
in a caboose for 20 years and was the first fine art &
sculpture gallery in Kent
Kent Station Square 860.927.4152
Gallery At Kent Art Association
This 83 yr. old association hosts representational paintings
and sculptures by prominent northeast artists
21 S. Main St. Rte. 7 (860) 927-3989. www.kentart.org
Belgique Patisserie & Chocolatier
Named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of
the "best new faces of New England," this Belgian-owned
shop is set in a charming Victorian carriage house and features
exquisite European desserts, baguettes/breads, fresh Belgian
chocolates made on site, and handmade ice cream/sorbets.
1 Bridge St. (on the corner of Rtes. 7 & 341), Kent,
CT 06757. (860) 927-3681.
Dine on great steaks, fresh seafood or enjoy
the salad bar. Maybe just a cocktail at the copper top
333 Kent Road 860.927.1000 firstname.lastname@example.org
28 North Main 860.927.1555
Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company
We feature over 100 Varieties of Coffees and Teas. Cappuccino,
espresso, coffee, chai, hot chocolate and teas sold by
the cup. Frozen cappuccino and fruit drinks to cool you
in the summer. We also offer fresh-baked muffins, cookies
and biscotti. Hand-dipped truffles,fudges and assorted
chocolates including sugar-free and exotic tea chocolates
made on premises. Open daily 7-5.
8 Main St., Rte. 7, Kent, CT 06757 (860) 927-1445
Macedonia Brook State Park
300-acre Park, originated with a 1,552-acre gift from the
White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield in 1918. The park's
exciting terrain has resulted from the slow wearing down
of its hard rock formation base. The Blue Trail crosses
Cobble Mountain and several other peaks, offering outstanding
views of the Catskills and Taconics
159 Macedonia Brook Road
(860) 927-3238 http://dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/parks/macedonia.htm
Kent Falls State Park
Home to Connecticut's highest waterfalls. A staired
path leads to the summit of the 200-ft. cascading falls,
and a pleasant picnic area
rt 7 North of town
a re-creation of Eric Sloane’s art studio and a display
of 18th-century tools.
Conn. Antique Machinery Association Museum..which
will appeal to the gearhead in anyone 31 Kent Cornwall Rd
(860) 927-0050 www.ctamachinery.com