Scenes of Summer in Washington: 2023 Edition

Lake Waramaug @ginahansel.lmt

There is so much to love about Washington, and these lazy, hazy days of summer are at the top of our list! From exploring scenic vistas, to getting hiking and biking in the beautiful outdoors, indulging in incredible shopping and dining experiences, or taking part in the exciting events around town… Take a look at all the ways to celebrate this magificent summer season in Washington. Happy summer!


Summer rides with KC&E Adventures


Soaking in the sun at Lake Waramaug State Park


Taking on the Steep Rock Association’s Hiker’s Challenge


Girls’ weekend at The Mayflower Inn & Spa


Summer fashion finds at Five Janes


Indulging in a Classic Burger at The White Horse


Exploring the Shepaug River


Author talks and book signings at the Hickory Stick Bookshop

Waramaug's Rock @meganordway

Hiking up to catch the panoramic view from Waramaug’s Rock


Picnics and wine tastings at Hopkins Vineyard


Kids in the Garden program with Gunn Memorial Library and Steep Rock Association


Our four-legged friends visiting the Depot


Randy Palumbo’s immersive art installation and wine tastings Spring Hill Vineyards


Fishing at Lake Waramaug State Park


Plein air painting at Hollister House Garden


Boat life on Lake Waramaug


Music on Main on Thursday evenings in New Preston Village


Picturesque countryside views

Washington Friends of the Music

Washington Friends of Music Summer Concert Festival

Movies @the Park @judyblackpark

A beloved summer tradition! Movies @the Park at Judy Black Memorial


Scenic drives around Lake Waramaug at sunset

What are your favorite scenes of summer in Washington?

To share your Washington experiences with us, tag us at @explorewashingtonct