Spring in Washington

Springtime in Washington is irresistible, with nature beckoning at every turn. From flowering trees to meals alfresco, spring welcomes visitors to Washington with its scenic vistas and tactile outdoor experiences. Celebrate all that spring has to offer with these favorite Washington experiences this spring.

Get outside!

Get outside and enjoy the springtime renewal of nature! Take a hike and enjoy the views on any one of Washington’s Steep Rock Association trails, or explore the nearby Mount Tom State Park, Mount Bushnell, and Lake Waramaug State Parks. Washington has plenty to offer for the nature lover with outdoor adventures.

Steep Rock Preserve. Photo credit: @arlo_the_aussiedoodle
Steep Rock Preserve @usaspringbok

Gardens in bloom

There are colorful blooms and beautiful sites to enjoy spring in all five villages of Washington. If you love gardens as we do, then come visit the stunning Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens right in the heart of Washington Depot to enjoy the beautiful gardens in bloom and enjoy a picnic under the pergola. And don’t miss the spectacular Hollister House Garden, a destination for avid gardeners, and the Shakespeare Garden at the Mayflower Inn and Spa.

Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens
Hollister House Garden. Photo credit: @sandradesautels

Meals alfresco

Dine outdoors and watch the river go by at one of our famed historic taverns, The White Horse or GW Tavern. Or enjoy music alfresco at the Hopkins Inn or The Owl Wine & Food Bar, and visit our local vineyards for seasonal tasting events and live entertainment.

Owl Wine & Food Bar
The White Horse Tavern

Outdoor markets

Check out the early farm bounty at the Washington Farmers Market at Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens, or get fresh local produce at any one of our area’s many farms including the Flirtation Farms and Waldingfield Farm stands. Or you can stop by The Smithy or The Washington Food Market for locally grown produce!

Farmers Market at The Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens
Waldingfield Farm in Washington, CT

Spring fever

Invite your favorite someone to share the romance of spring in the rolling hills of Litchfield County. Go on a scenic drive through the five villages of Washington, followed by a romantic picnic beside the Shepaug River, or revive and renew with a massage for two and romantic dinner at the Mayflower Inn and Spa.

Shepaug River
Mayflower Inn & Spa

Did you know that Washington is a trending locale for engagement photos – and weddings too? Don’t forget to tag @explorewashingtonct to share your springtime photos as you explore Washington!


Top Photo: Hollister House Garden. Photo credit: @gigi_a_melo