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Kent is a lovely town in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut.

The Housatonic River at Kent


Kent is quite upscale, with many large, tasteful mansions and estates on its outskirts. There are many quite old (18th- and early 19th-century), well-kept houses to see. On weekends, many people come by car and motorcycle from the New York City metropolitan area, significantly increasing vehicle and foot traffic in town.

Get in[edit]

Former Kent Train Station

By car[edit]

US Route 7 is the major north-south route that goes through the center of town, intersecting with State Route 341, which goes on a meandering path from east to northwest, enabling access from the Metro North train at Wassaic, New York.

By train[edit]

The former train station at Kent has not functioned for a long time. However, the Metro North station at Wassaic, New York enables access from New York City. From Wassaic, you need to take a cab, rent a car, or get someone to pick you up.

By plane[edit]

  • Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY, with flights going to Philadelphia, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Detroit. It is about 80 minutes away
  • Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in New Haven, with a flight going to Philadelphia. It is about 90 minutes away
  • Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, with dozens of flights going worldwide. It is about 100 minutes away
  • LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York, with dozens of flights going worldwide. It is about 100 minutes away
  • JFK Airport in Queens, New York, with dozens of flights going worldwide. It is about 2 hours away

Get around[edit]

This striking house is right at the center of town

The small center of town can be accessed by walking. To go further, you will need at least a bicycle if not a motorized vehicle. You also may be able to rent a canoe or another kind of boat with which to enjoy the Housatonic River.


  • The Kent Falls are quite dramatic.



There are antique stores throughout the area.

First Congregational Church of Kent




Go next[edit]

  • Sharon is directly to the north.
  • Amenia, New York is to the northeast.
Routes through Kent
PittsfieldSharon/Cornwall  N US 7.svg S  New MilfordDanbury

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