Kent Things to Do
Kent Falls located just 5 miles outside the small downtown area of Kent is a series of waterfalls that drop 250 feet over the course of .25 miles. Though it is sometimes considered the largest waterfall in the state of Connecticut, it is more accurately known as the largest grouping of waterfalls.
The beauty of the Kent Falls is not missed on any of its visitors. A path to the right allows guests to climb and view the quarter-mile of beauty that is missed when looking from the ground level. The hike is easy and a must as it has many beautiful photo opportunities along the way. There are also permanent picnic areas with tables and grills located along the base.
Many families might enjoy a stop at the Kent Falls for the grill outs. The children in the meantime can play in the small natural pool at the bottom of the waterfalls without much concern. There is a large open area as well for big group gatherings.
Kent Falls is a can't miss if in the area. It’s a place of beauty and serenity. Be sure to visit it the next time you are driving in Western Connecticut.Related to:
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
This house located just outside of Kent's downtown was painted to resemble the American Flag after the World Trade Center destruction of September 11th. Though I am not sure whether they have any tours or information, you must stop and visit to take pictures outside of this postcard-type house. It's truely brilliant.Related to:
Houses a re-creation of Eric Sloane's art studio from his former house and a collection of early American tools donated by Sloane himself. Some of these tools date back to the 1700's. These tools were made by hand and Sloane considered them works of art. The visitor will note that they are worn smooth by the palms of the hands of the people that used them.
I had a wonderful time although the rooms were crummy. You need slippers for the shower and if you...more
88 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 06757, United States
Good for: Families
107 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent, Connecticut, 06757, United States
Good for: Business
Best sandwich in town! Hot Panini sandwiches grilled fresh. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had. Deli sandwiches also available as well as house made soups, salads & desserts. The house made gelato (Italian Ice Cream) is to die for. Don't bother with any other sandwich in town.
Favorite Dish: The Cappuccino Latte Gelato is incredble.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Skiing and Boarding
The best restuarant in town, and possibly the only one I really visited in the small town of Kent is rightly named, Kent Pizza, a.k.a. KP's. The store owner, Chuck, built the restaurant years back, but recently renivated it and it now includes a breath-taking bar for such a small town. Included with the price of the meal on week and weekend nights is the company of the small town fire department. Chuck makes them feel at home, as he does all of his customers. Nice selection of Ale and Spirits, but also they have very good Pizza. KP has that hometown community feeling that everyone is always looking for! Tell them I sent you and if you visit the bar please don't forget to tell Megan, Rachel, Chuck or Sara I said hello!
Favorite Dish: Pizza and Spirits!!Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
- Wine Tasting
Established in 1973 this family owned restaurant, wine bar, and pub hosts a continental cuisine offering lunch, dinner, and pub fare. The wine list of Fife 'n Drum has been awarded by "Wine Spectator," and continues to delight even the slightest of wine tasters.
The restaurant also has a gift shop and Inn that travelers with need of bed and bath can enjoy. With nightly piano dinners, the Fife 'n Drum is sure to treat.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp and Chicken Breast Piccata served in a limon, caper white wine sauce. You won't find anything better for an hour's drive.
The best in compact discs, cassettes, DVD, guitar strings, accessories and more. They offer Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Opera, Lounge/Vocalist, Soundtracks, Reggae, Rap, Pop, R & B, Compilations, World, Country, Irish/Celtic, Folk and Childrens' Music. They also buy and sell used CDs.
I can without a doubt say that Colonial Records is my favorite music shop in the United States. The service and quality is amazing, as are the prices.
You will find no place in Kent that you would like to spend more time shopping, and that is a promise.
What to buy: You can find any type of musical recording at Colonial Records. CD's, Tapes, DVDs, Bootlegs, etc. An amazingly wide variety of music selection.
What to pay: You can expect to spend anywhere from $2-20 USD at Colonial Records. Whether it be used CD's, Tapes, DVDs, Bootlegs, etc... they will treat you fairly.
Kent Local Customs
The town of Kent is known around the tri-state area as being a premiere art town. Containing no less than three art galleries, Kent invites those who enjoy the visual arts as well as those who create them to come and stay for a while.
At the stop light in the city center you will find streetside art created by various Kent artists. The art in the photo is of apples and soda cans. You might even notice that the function of it is to relax and use the bench towards the left.
This is a very intriguing and important point of interest within the town. In the past they have had two small grazing sheep and recently placed prowling cats. Though I am not sure the reasoning behind the selections of the annual art choices, I do know that they change every year and I am as equally excited to return to find out what this summers art is going to be.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Kent Off The Beaten Path
Kent is a port city of the Appalachian Trail so to speak, and while walking around the town you will meet many AT hikers with many AT stories. You might enjoy an hour hike, a day hike, a month hike, or the entire thing which takes around three months.
To enter the trail in Kent, take Bulls Bridge to Route 341.
The picture here shows bits of the Appalachian Mountains. If you have questions, please ask.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking