Meandering along Route 7, the picturesque countryside of flyfisherman casting out into the Housatonic River is a scene that always draws you in. The town of Cornwall is comprised of several hamlets, including West Cornwall with its infamous covered bridge which crosses the Housatonic creating a nostalgic entryway to a town with abundant charm. Covered Bridge Electric Bikes offers bicycle rentals that allow you the adventure yet ease of riding Cornwall’s rolling hillsides. Down the way along Rte 7 you can also stop by Clarke Outdoors to gear up for a day on the river with tube rentals and other outdoor equipment. Further into Cornwall you’ll find Housatonic River Outfitters where you can arrange for a guide to take you out on the river to give it a go at joining the flyfishing scene.
Cornwall is home to Connecticut’s largest ski area, Mohawk Mountain, a family-friendly venue for skiing or riding. Mohawk State Forest spans over 4,000 acres, with a majority of the land in Cornwall, making it an ideal destination for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and camping. The fire tower and bog walk in Mohawk State Forest are musts for any first time visitor. Cream Hill Lake offers residents a gorgeous backdrop for a swim in the lake off the town’s beach.
After a day of adventure, Cornwall Country Market always has freshly made goods as well as basic staples – a true country store experience.
Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge, and West Cornwall each proudly host their own post office, but truly each is a beautiful and critical piece of Cornwall’s colorful landscape and closely-knit community.