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Known as “Home of the Covered Bridge,” Cornwall is home to one of only three surviving covered bridges in Connecticut, built as early as 1762.  Cornwall is a hub for people who love the outdoors, with an abundance of hiking, biking, running, skiing, watersports and fishing opportunities.  Our town is located right on the Housatonic... Read More

Known as “Home of the Covered Bridge,” this quiet town in northwest Connecticut, offers a ski mountain, a state forest, and the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, still in service today. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is the largest in Connecticut with 25 trails and 7 lifts on 330 acres of land. This town is also located along the Housatonic River, offering recreational activities such as river rafting, canoeing and fly fishing. Enjoy Mohawk State Forest and hike through the rugged hills of this wildlife sanctuary.

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Facts about Cornwall

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1740.

Named from:

  • This town was named from the southwest county of England, Cornwall.

County:

  • Litchfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War hero, co-founder of the state of Vermont.
  • Ira Allen, one of the founders of the state of Vermont.
  • Sam Waterston, actor.
  • Alexandra Paul, actress.
  • Oliver Platt, actor.
  • Marc Simont, political cartoonist and illustrator of children’s books.
  • Oscar Serlin, Broadway producer.

Top Five Attractions:

  • West Cornwall Covered Bridge.
  • Mohawk Mountain Ski Area.
  • Mohawk State Forest.
  • Cornwall Bridge Pottery.
  • The Wish House.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Cornwall Farmer’s Market, May-October.
  • Mohawk Mountain Fall Festival Craft Show, October.

Quality of town/city:

  • Known as “Home of the Covered Bridge,” this quiet town in northwest Connecticut, offers a ski mountain, a state forest, and the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, still in service today. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is the largest in Connecticut with 25 trails and 7 lifts on 330 acres of land. This town is also located along the Housatonic River, offering recreational activities such as river rafting, canoeing and fly fishing. Enjoy Mohawk State Forest and hike through the rugged hills of this wildlife sanctuary. 

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