Crossing Covered Bridges

If you love old bridges, Connecticut has you covered — three times, in fact. Drive across historic, covered Bulls Bridge and Cornwall Bridge, and stroll across the covered pedestrian bridge at Kent Falls State Park. In every case, you'll love the journey as much as the treasures you'll find on the other side.

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Bulls Bridge and Kent Falls State Park Cornwall Bridge Pottery Lake Waramaug Ballooning in the Litchfield Hills
Kent Falls State Park

Bulls Bridge and Kent Falls State Park

From Route 7 in Kent, take Bulls Bridge Road to go through Bulls Bridge, a covered timber truss built in 1842. The 109-foot-bridge spans the Housatonic River. Explore the village of Kent and pick up a takeout lunch at one of several spots, such as The Kent Market or Panini Café & Gelateria.

Take your picnic to Kent Falls State Park. Cross over Kent Falls Brook via by a 37-foot covered pedestrian bridge, built in 1974. At the park, enjoy your lunch by a dramatically cascading waterfall. Hike the quarter-mile trail alongside the falls.

Cornwall Bridge Pottery

Cornwall Bridge Pottery

Head north on Route 7, take 128 east and drive across the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, built in 1841. The 242-foot-long covered timber truss bridge, painted red, spans the Housatonic River.

Lake Waramaug State Park

Lake Waramaug

From Cornwall Bridge, head south along Route 63 to New Preston. Spend the night on 680-acre Lake Waramaug, one of the state’s most photogenic lakes.

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Ballooning in the Litchfield Hills

Rise and shine for an early-morning hot-air balloon ride over the Litchfield Hills. Aer Blarney Balloons, in Litchfield offers champagne flights. Keep your eyes peeled for covered bridges.

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