When it comes to outdoor excursions, Lovers Leap State Park has an abundance of options. Spanning 160 acres, the park has beautiful hiking trails and historic ruins to explore. Cross the Berlin Iron Bridge to see the rock formation that gave the park its name. This is where legend has it that an Indian princess and her true love jumped over rather than be separated. Beyond the bridge lies the Housatonic River, where you can kayak or go rowing. Candlewood Lake, the largest in the state, has easy-access boat launches for boating, plus swimming and fishing.
Fresh Farmer's Food
Delight after delight is what you will find at the New Milford Farmer’s Market. Residents know this is one of the best places to find an ample selection of organic produce and eggs as well as handmade soaps, fresh meats and maple syrup. On holiday weekends, there is also live music and children’s activities. At Harris Hill Farm, visitors can forage into the “Pick your Own Pumpkin” Patch to select just the right one for a jack-o-lantern. Get in a wagon and go for an old-fashioned hayride, and load up on Indian corn, winter squash, and hay bales while you are there.
Famous Flea Market an
New Milford is the proud home of the largest and most famous flea market in the area, the Elephant’s Trunk. Dozens of friendly vendors beckon to visitors with the lure of hidden treasures and great flea market finds. Books, accessories, home decor and much more are waiting for discovery. For a blend of antiques and modern items, the downtown shops have everything from vintage clothing to rustic furniture. You can easily spend an entire day here and still want to see more. However, there is always tomorrow, and New Milford and all its charming stores will still be waiting.