Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation by the east coast of the United States may like to try Litchfield County. There are many interesting things to do and see in this scenic area of North America. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and campgrounds.
Litchfield County has a few beaches at places such as Litchfield Town Beach, where holidaymakers can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Numerous watersports can be done in this region including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, white water paddling and swimming. Anglers will find many lakes, ponds and other waterways for some good fishing. Many walking, cycling and horse riding trails are open to visitors with guided tours provided as well. There are several golf courses in Litchfield County including an 18-hole course at the Candlewood Valley Country Club in New Milford. Fitness centres and spas are located here too as well as swimming pools and tennis courts. Numerous restaurants, bars and inns are located here offering a wide range of cuisine from around the world including Italian, Chinese, French, Japanese, Mexican and Thai as well as local fare. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the grocery stores and markets in the area. Tourists will find many stores selling arts and crafts, gifts and souvenirs as well as larger department stores in the larger cities.
Litchfield County has numerous galleries open to the public including Beaux Arts Gallery in Woodbury and Artwell in Torrington. The county also houses a few museums such as the Railroad Museum of New England and the Lock Museum of America. Holidaymakers will also find some interesting historic buildings such as Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem. Tourists may enjoy White Flower Farm in Litchfield or they may like to visit the Haight Vineyard for a spot of wine tasting. Visitors to Litchfield County will find plenty of entertainment at the cinemas and theatres in the area such as the Warner Theatre at Torrington. New York City is just 100 miles south of Litchfield and has many fantastic attractions.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 23 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation is 46 inches with rainfall fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is May with an average rainfall of 4.5 inches.
The drive from Litchfield County to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York can take approximately two hours depending on traffic. Passengers can fly direct to JFK from other U.S cities including Los Angeles, Miami and Washington as well as Montreal and Toronto in Canada. Visitors from countries outside the U.S can fly direct from major cities such as Beijing, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Sydney. There are car rental companies situated at each terminal including Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent a Car, Enterprise, Hertz and National Car Rental.