Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Kent

Antiques

Rolling River Antiques

An eclectic collection of worldwide antiques.

Rolling River Antiques
27 N. Main Street, Suite #3
860-318-6410

 

 

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.


22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860.927.1700
rtfacts.com

Instagram: @rtfacts

 

Arts

Craven Contemporary Art Gallery

 

Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary
Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary Art Gallery

An art gallery in Kent offering a curated collection of contemporary art. Craven Contemporary specializes in photographs but also shows paintings, prints, drawings, and media works.

4 Fulling Lane in Kent Barns
Kent

646.431.4506
cravencontemporary@gmail.com
Instagram: @cravencontemporary

Eckert Fine Art Gallery

Jane Eckert

Jane Coats Eckert’s roots are in 19th and early 20th Century American Artists on whom she wrote and lectured. She has curated shows on Rauschenberg at three museums and specialized in art by Roy Lichtenstein, Christo, Robert Indiana, and James Rosenquist. In recent years since relocating to the quaint village of Kent, Ct. Jane has placed important artworks with museums and collectors by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Girogio de Chirico, Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, and John Chamberlain. This is a leading gallery and consultant on post-war and contemporary art.

Kent Barns
12 Old Barn Road
Kent
860.592.0353


www.janeeckertfineart.com

Instagram: @eckertfineart

 

James Barron Art 

James Barron is a private art dealer specializing in modern and contemporary American and European art, dividing his time between Rome, Italy and Kent, CT.


917.270.8044
jamesbarronart.com

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Director and owner Kenise Barnes has degrees in Fine Art and in Women’s Studies. She gained early experience as the specialist in charge of contemporary art at Christie’s East. With more than 20 years experience in the arts, Kenise is a gallery director, independent curator, exhibition juror and art advisor. She has galleries in both Larchmont, NY, and Kent, CT.

7 Fulling Ln, Kent (Kent Barns)
www.kbfa.com

Instagram: @kenisebarnesfineart

 

Kent Art Association

Kent Art Association provides emerging and established artists a venue to display artwork to a wide audience, recognizes artists for their achievements, and presents art related programs for the education of artists and the public since 1923. 

Kent Art Association
21 S. Main Street
860-927-3989

 

 

Morrison Gallery

A wonderful gallery that exhibits the work of emerging regional artists, contemporary luminaries, and modern masters. They represent many local artists such as Robert Andrew Parker and Gary Komarin, as well as legends like Hans Hoffman, Cleve Gray, and Wolf Kahn. The large main gallery allows for the exhibition of major works and large scale sculpture, while adjoining rooms provide a more intimate setting for smaller pieces.
www.morrisongallery.com

Ober Gallery

This art gallery specializes in Contemporary, Russian Non-Conformist, German Neo-Realist, and Reductive Art. 

Kent Barns
6 North Main Street
Kent
860.927.5030 
obergallery.com

The Good Gallery

Tim Good, the owner of the gallery, represents a number of talented artists such as Tina Close, Denny Good, Yuka Imata, Leah McCloskey, Ed Muszala, Erin Nazzaro, Eleanor Rahim, Dorrie Rifkin, Katie Ré Scheidt, Peter Seltzer, and Martha Wakeman. The gallery space is in a charming 1850’s post and beam building.

The Good Gallery

23 S. Main Street
Kent 

860.927.5065

 

Beauty

David Gavin Salon

Cuts, colors, and blow outs at this Kent staple.

David Gavin Salon

25 N. Main Street
860-927-4671

 

 

Henna By Elyse

Providing unique henna artistry for individuals, groups, and events. Will come to you or your event. 

Mobile Business
Henna By Elyse
813-389-0737

 

 

Kent Hair Studio

Kent Hair Studio

A hair salon offering great service to clients of all ages. They have four professional stylists to assist you in your new look. They offer multi-dimensional color services, single-process color, foils, facial waxing, perms, sets, and up-dos as well as haircuts.

5 Landmark Lane
860-927-3342

 

Lore’s Nail Spa

The perfect place to enjoy a luxurious mani and pedi in a relaxing atmosphere.

Lore’s Nail Spa
17 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-1020

 

Clothing

Boomerang Consignment

Thrift & Consignment Store. Find designer clothing and bags, vintage furs, and lots of great basics.

21 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-318-5535
Boomerang Consignment

Farms

Camps Road Farm

This 50-acre farm in Kent offers pastured chicken and pork from their farm store but their main gig is making beer through Kent Falls Brewing. They offer farm tours during the summer though October on Saturdays at 2pm.

33 Camps Road, Kent
860.717.0701
www.campsroadfarm.com

Instagram: @kentfallsbrewing

Rock Cobble Farm & Community Farmers Market 


Every Saturday from 9 am -1 pm
Kent Barns
Kent

Fitness

Kent Fitness by Workout with Alex Stamatiou

With Alex Stamatiou as your personal trainer, you will work together to find and reach your goals, whether it’s strength and conditioning, functional fitness, weight loss, nutrition counseling or working on problem areas.

Kent Fitness 

27 North Main Street
Kent

Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center
64 Maple Street, Kent
860-248-0165

W. Rhythm Fitness

Zumba instructor Wanessa Anderson  launched W. Rhythm Fitness Studio in December of 2015. They offer a variety of Barre classes, Zumba, Restorative Yoga, Personal Training, and more including massage and a salt room for energy healing.

W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main Street, 
Kent
203.788.7818


wanrhythmfitness@gmail.com

Instagram: @wrhythmfitnessstudio

Food

Cozzy’s Pizzeria

Great place for a quick bite, serving great casual pizza, wraps, appetizers, salads and more!

6 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent CT

860-927-1551

www.facebook.com/CozzyPizza/

 

Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant & Inn

53 N Main St., Kent
860-927-3509

Dolph and Audrey Traymon opened the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant on January 20, 1973. The Traymon family has maintained their personal commitment to fine food, music, and service for over four decades.

The menus and specials are constantly changing to reflect the seasons using local farms to provide ingredients whenever possible. Specialties of the House are prepared at table-side and include Caesar Salad for Two & Filet Mignon au Poivre. Fresh fish, pasta, and poultry round out the lunch and dinner menus. Full bar. Old school vibe.

frank. food company

frank cafe in kent, ct

frank. offers delicious, elevated home cooking in the center of Kent. Built around a celebration of community, frank. is tirelessly focused on all things local—local growers, local residents, and local events. Everyone is welcome to come in, grab some delicious homemade food, and stay awhile—or take it away. Open breakfast and lunch. Closed Tuesdays.

14 N Main St.
Kent
860.592.0400 

frankfoodco.com
Instagram: :@frankway

 

J.P. Gifford Market & Catering

If you are strolling along Kent’s picturesque main drag, stop at this popular gathering place to indulge in a hot cup of coffee and an outstanding sandwich. Whenever possible, the proprietors buy locally grown products.  Their takeaway dishes are wonderful and the desserts, muffins and breads are baked on the premises each day. Full service catering.

12 North Main Street
860.592.0200
www.jpgifford.com

Kent Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9am – 12noon
May 8 – October 10

Kent Green
Kent

Kent Pizza Garden

Kent Pizza Garden was born in 1970 from a couple’s passion to share authentic recipes from their family in Greece to local area residents. Serving much more than pizza, outdoor dining, and full bar.

Kent Pizza Garden
17 Railroad Street
860-927-3733

 

Kent Wine & Spirits

Thorough wine and liquor selection. Weekend tasting events. Happy to give advice.

Kent Wine & Spirits
24 N. Main Street
860-927-3033

 

Kingsley Tavern

Take a break while shopping in Kent and grab a seat on the cozy, window-box-lined front porch of the Kingsley Tavern on Main Street. Southwestern American and South Asian offerings dot the menu, with a Saigon sandwich (think Bahn Mi) of pork belly, grilled shrimp, or tofu, and a Southwest Salad with grilled shrimp and fried tortilla strips. Even the Roasted Beet Salad with oranges and citrus vinaigrette takes a Latino turn with toasted pepitas.
Friendly owner Anna Gowan and Chef Charles Dietrich, use locally sourced meat and vegetables to keep it simple with great ingredients, and the menu tells you exactly where, say, that burger comes from (Hurlburt Farms).

Closed Mondays.

Kingsley Tavern
14 North Main StreetKent
860.592.0261
kingsleytavern@gmail.com

Namoo Korean Barbeque Restaurant

Diners rave about this authentic Korean restaurant in the center of Kent.

Namoo Korean Barbeque Restaurant
12 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-1122

 

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

Offering a wide array of authentic Asian Fusion Food, such as Curry Chicken, Hunan Beef, Szechuan Pork, Kung Po Shrimp and much more at this family run Chinese restaurant.

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
1 Landmark Lane
860-927-4809

 

Swyft Restaurant

A modern tavern in a historical setting, serving wood-fired, farm-driven pizzas, shareable small plates, and seasonal entrees that aim to both comfort and inspire. Working closely with nearby Rock Cobble Farm, the food at Swyft follows the flavors of the seasons. Wood-fired pizza, craft beers, natural wines, progressive small plates, in a casual fun atmosphere.

Kent Barns
3 Maple Street, Kent
860.592.0404


orehillandswyft.com

Instagram @swyftct

Furniture

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.


22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860.927.1700
rtfacts.com

Instagram: @rtfacts

 

St. John’s Bridge

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad Street
860-927-3315

 

 

Goods

H.A. Dunne & Co.

Impressive collection of black and white vintage photographs of New York City, mostly from between 1880 and 1950. As well, antique maps, advertising posters and crate labels and other ephemera. And tasteful frames to boot.

www.hadunne.com

Heron American Craft Gallery

Specializing in artisan-made ceramics, glass and jewelry, there’s also a nice selection of clothing.

www.heronamericancraft.com

House of Books

This independent indie bookstore has been a Kent literary landmark since the 1970’s. House of Books offers best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, classics, local area interest books, independently published titles, works by local authors and a children’s section. Additionally, this bookshop also plays host to a number of author book talks and signings and a monthly book club.

4 N Main St, Kent
www.hobooks.com

Kent Greenhouse and Gardens

We can’t drive past this nursery without being compelled to stop. One can never have too many hostas! From landscaping trees to flowering shrubs, green inspiration surrounds.

www.kentgreenhouseandgardens.com

RT Facts
R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.


22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860.927.1700
rtfacts.com

Instagram: @rtfacts

 

Terston

Gorgeous clothing, jewelry and housewares, this is one of our favorites. You won’t be able to leave empty-handed!

www.terston.com

The Covered Wagon Country Store

Home Goods Store in Kent. Offering snacks, old style candies, home goods, and many items unique to this historic area of the countryside.

27 N. Main Street, Suite 2B
The Covered Wagon Country Store

860-927-0927

 

 

 

Landmarks

Bull’s Bridge

Bulls Bridge is one of the few functional covered bridges remaining in Connecticut.  Built in 1842, the bridge was one of the few ways to cross the Housatonic River from New York State, and was intended to bring more traffic into the area. In addition to the scenic wooden bridge, the area features waterfalls, rapids, overviews, a small gorge, and hiking trails.
About 3 miles SW of Kent on Bull’s Bridge Road

Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace

Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books, and an avid collector of Americana. His extensive collection of hand tools is displayed in a building gifted to the State in 1969 by Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based tool manufacturing company, to mark their 125th anniversary. The collection tells a fascinating story about bygone times and the great American heritage of craftsmanship.
31 Kent Cornwall Rd
www.cultureandtourism.org

Kent Iron Furnace

The Kent Iron Furnace, located on the grounds of the Sloane-Stanley Museum, began production of pig iron in 1826 and continued for almost 70 years. The remains of the granite blast furnace with its Gothic arches can be seen just below the museum. A diorama explaining the local iron industry is in the museum lobby.
31 Kent Cornwall Road
www.connecticutexplored.org

Seven Hearths, Kent Historical Society

Seven Hearths is the prized possession of the Kent Historical Society, an imposing pre-Revolutionary house located in the heart of the Flanders Historic District in Kent.

4 Studio Hill Road, Kent
Seven Hearths, Kent Historical Society

860-927-4587

 

 

Lodgings

Kent Victorian Inn

Built around 1860, the Kent Victorian is a charming and comfortable home located in the heart of Kent, Connecticut. Choose from five uniquely appointed rooms to make this your home away from home.

81 North Main Street
Kent​
kentvictorian.com
Instagram: @kent_victorian

Starbuck Inn

A Bed and Breakfast specializing in hotel-level service and the warmest bed and breakfast hospitality.

Starbuck Inn
88 N. Main Street, Kent
860-927-1788

 

The Inn at Kent Falls – CLOSED

CLOSED.

107 Kent Cornwall Rd
www.theinnatkentfalls.com

Outdoors

Appalachian Trail River Walk

Part of the legendary Appalachian Trail, the River Walk trail is flat, well maintained and easy to follow. It is about 4 to 5 miles along the river. Enter the trail from either side, Cornwall or Kent. Enjoy the many types of birds, insects, mammals, water fowl, and plant life.
www.ctxguide.com

Cuyler Rink

Ice skating.

South Kent School
40 Bulls Bridge Road
South Kent

Kent Falls State Park

Located 5 miles north of Kent on Route 7, this park has a trail loop that goes over the falls and into the forest, and is a designated trout park. But the main attraction is the stunning waterfall dropping 250 feet in under a quarter mile. There’s swimming in the basin at the bottom of the falls. Beautiful all year round. Bring the kids and have a picnic. Can be crowded on weekends in the summer.
www.berkshirehiking.com

Lake Waramaug State Park

This popular state park consists of 95 acres and is located in Kent. The breathtaking views from the small beach on Lake Waramaug are  wonderful. There’s swimming, picnic tables, barbeque grills, kayak and canoe rentals. The campground is very popular, too.
www.lakewaramaug.com

Macedonia Brook State Park

Hike the Blue Trail across Cobble Mountain and other peaks for outstanding views of the Catskill and Taconic mountains which offer splendid foliage viewing.

159 Macedonia Brook Road
Macedonia Brook State Park

860-927-4100

 

Nadal Rink

Ice skating.

Kent School
Macedonia Road

Pond Mountain Natural Area

Pond Mountain is a unique spot nestled in some hills between the Skiff Mt. area and Macedonia State Park.

Pond Mountain Natural Area

20 Fuller Mountain Road, Kent

 

 

Rink at Kent School

If you like open skating, this is the place for you. Check the local papers for schedule.
www.kent-school.edu

Wellness

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is a therapist owned practice providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. They have a unique culture where the patients and their rehabilitation are the primary concern. Its therapists are highly trained with many special certifications, treatment is scheduled two patients per hour, and individualized care is a cornerstone of Access’ core values.

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness
64 Maple Street
860-927-4559

 

 

Blondin Shea Eyecare

Dr. Matthew Blondin has been serving the eye care needs of the Torrington and Kent communities since 1979. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1978. He is both DPA and TPA certified, and currently offers a complete range of eye care services including blood pressure screening and glaucoma testing.

Blondin Shea Eyecare
5 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-0501

 

 

Kent Yoga and Bodyworks

Alina Hernandez is an 800 hour certified RYT teacher. Her long established studio in Kent offers yoga, roller, and gentle core classes. Students of all levels are welcomed. Private classes and massages can be scheduled.

Kent Yoga and Bodyworks
2 Green Pastures Lane, Kent
Conveniently located on the Kent Green
(917) 923-8886

Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center
64 Maple Street, Kent
860-248-0165

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