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Kent

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

The Housatonic River at Kent

Understand[edit]

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.

See[edit]

  • The Kent Falls are quite dramatic.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

There are antique stores throughout the area.

First Congregational Church of Kent

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Sharon is directly to the north.
  • Amenia, New York is to the northeast.
Routes through Kent
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