10 Cozy Things To Do in Washington This November


November is the time for bundling up in warm sweaters, sipping hot apple cider, and soaking in the last of the autumn season. We invite you to join us in Washington this month to indulge in a classic New England experience filled with arts and culture experiences, picturesque views along the rolling hills of Litchfield County, fabulous seasonal specials at our local restaurants, and much more. Take a look at our roundup of 10 cozy things to do in Washington this month:

Averill Farm @deecuisine

1. Enjoy Apple Cider Donuts at Averill Farm

Averill Farm is one of the most popular family destinations to visit in Washington during the fall. While you’re there, you can enjoy a traditional apple and pumpkin picking experience, get a taste of their freshly baked apple cider donuts, and browse through local honey, jams, freshly baked goods, and more delicious bounty at their farm stand! Averill Farm is open daily from 9:30am-5:30pm.

Hiking at Steep Rock @7parcheesy7

2. Explore hiking trails with a view

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, the fall season is a perfect time to explore Washington. With an abundance of hiking trails and biking routes, you can enjoy some of the best views in the Litchfield Hills. Try Steep Rock Association’s trails, where you’ll find the iconic Henry Thoreau Bridge or panoramic views of Litchfield Hills from Waramaug’s Rock. And be sure to check out KC&E Adventures for a self-guided e-bike experience in the Litchfield Hills.

Farmers Market at Judy Black Park

3. Visit the Farmer’s Market for fall bounty

The Washington Farmer’s Market at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is the perfect opportunity to pick up fresh locally grown produce and many gourmet goods, including artisan cheeses, pasture-raised meats, freshly baked breads, and more. The Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm through November 18th, 2023.

Hickory Stick Bookshop @haleyamcintosh

4. Find your next great read

Those crisp autumn days are the best time to cozy up and start a new book! Visit Washington’s beloved Hickory Stick Bookshop to find your next read. Whether you can’t wait to crack open the latest best-sellers or you’re looking for something new in a specific genre, the staff at the Hickory Stick Bookshop have you covered with personalized recommendations for your TBR list.

Performance by Frederick Gunn School’s Theatre Program

5. Enjoy an evening performance

There’s always a special performance or cultural experience to inspire in Washington! Tune in for an Organ Concert featuring David Baranowski on November 3rd at the First Congregational Church, or come out for the Frederick Gunn School Theatre Program’s performance of “Silent Sky” on November 9th, 10th, and 11th at the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center. Check out our Events Calendar for many great cultural events this fall.

GW Tavern in Washington

6. Savor a taste of autumn

Indulge in the flavorful offerings at one of Washington’s fabulous restaurants this fall. Enjoy the cozy New England ambiance and classic entrees at the GW Tavern or get a taste of this season’s rich autumn flavors at The Community Table. For a dining experience with a view, book a table overlooking Lake Waramaug at the Hopkins Inn, or dine at the heated patio with gorgeous riverside views at The White Horse Country Pub. No matter where you dine, you’ll be sure to enjoy savory appetizers, fabulous entrees, and delicious desserts.

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Washington Art Association Gallery @kenisebarnesfineart

7. Find inspiration in the arts

There’s lots of inspiration to be found when the world around us is full of magnificent colors and enchanting views. This November, see where your creative flow takes you with an art class with the Washington Art Association. From drawing to ceramics and painting, there’s a workshop for all different interests and experience levels. And if you’d rather simply admire the arts, then plan a day of gallery-hopping to view the many fabulous exhibits on display at the galleries this fall. View our roundup of art exhibits in Washington

Hopkins Vineyard @_ceejs

8. Delight in wine tastings with a view

Enjoy a crisp fall afternoon with gorgeous views of the resplendent foliage over Lake Waramaug or cozy up in the Wine Bar at Hopkins Vineyard to enjoy a glass or two of delicious local wine! Hopkins Vineyard offers award-winning wines by the glass or bottle, along with a delicious selection of cheeses and country pâtés served with fresh bread. The ultimate New England autumnal experience!

Gunn Historical Museum’s award-winning “Washington, Connecticut: An American Story”

9. Take a step back in time

If you love history, be sure to visit the Gunn Historical Museum’s award-winning exhibit, Washington, Connecticut – An American Story which features artifacts, stories, and photographs from Washington’s past. And visit the Institute of American Indian Studies to learn about Native American history and culture through their many exhibits. You can even take part in Wigwam Escape for a fun escape room experience.

Fall views of Lake Waramaug @elcamion_ct

10. Soak in the last of the fall foliage

Washington is a perfect town for a fall adventure, and getting lost is just part of the journey! Whether you are leaf peeing from the comfort of your car or venturing out through to the trails, you’ll find scenic views and fabulous foliage all around. Take a look at our Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Washington for the best scenic routes to take when you visit Washington this November!

We hope you have a wonderful time exploring Washington this fall!

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