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Kent CT wins Yankee Magazine Best Place for Leaf Peeping!

Kent CT wins Yankee Magazine Leaf Peeper awardKent CT wins Yankee Magazine Best Place for Leaf Peeping! Kent beat out Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for the best place for leaf peeping in New England. No surprise to me or to many who live in the area. Lower Litchfield County is full of eye candy, and the small town of Kent, CT is no exception!

According to Yankee Magazine, it is not just about the trees, it is an overall viewpoint. I already knew there was much to see and do in Kent, the center of Kent is full of wonderful little stores, antique shops, great restaurants. The Appalachian Trail runs through Kent, making it a great place to hike. The Housatonic River cuts through Kent, CT, perfect for fishing, kayaking, canoeing. Route 7 wanders through Kent, CT providing some of the best eye candy going.

South Kent School in Fall


Kent CT

If you are looking for a place to leaf peep this year, come to Kent, CT. Enjoy the view, hang out downtown and shop, catch a bite to eat. I know I will be there with my camera, how about you? After all, Yankee Magazine says

Kent, CT is the best place to leaf peep, and so do we!


Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comment balloon 11 commentsAndrea Swiedler • August 25 2010 01:54PM


Beautiful write up on leaf peeking! Just noticed this morning a few colorful leaves on the ground.

That is a great picture of the train addition to the house.

Love the change of seasons. Keep taking photos to share.


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 8 years ago

Andrea, what a beautiful and vibrant color you captured!  Fall is on the way, can't wait to see more of your masterpieces.

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) over 8 years ago

Those photographs of Kent, CT are just gorgeous.  I can only imagine what it must be like in person during Fall.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 8 years ago

Leaf Peeping - Now there is a label for a delightful activity, Andrea!  The colors in certain areas on the east coast are so amazing in autumn. . .You can almost see the light as it jumps from leaf to leaf!  Spectacular colors and pictures!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

Andrea, I do love both of those photos!  Amazing colors!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

OK. You win the prize for not only the Best Leaf Peeping location, but also for being the first to officially end Summer with this Fall flavored blog!!!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 8 years ago

Craig is right, your photos brought my summer to an end.  Here's to some exciting leaf peeping this fall!

Posted by Dan Quinn, Dan Quinn (The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Margaret, thank you, I am glad you like them. I am armed and ready for the change of seasons, LOL.

Rita, Fall is on the way, you can see it in the trees, they are beginning to turn a bit less green, and in some spots they are actually fall colored. We have a ways to go yet though.

Myrl, we have called them "leaf peepers" for quite a while. You know who they are by their driving habits, I will say no more. Thank you!

Pat, thanks. I do love fall, it is my favorite time of year.

Craig, where is my prize? LOL, thank you!

Dan, leaf peeping is always exciting, thanks!


Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago


Sounds like a lovely place to spend some time.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 8 years ago

Ann, Kent is a wonderful place, so beautiful, very artsy place too. I can hardly wait to join the leaf peepers for some photos again this year!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Andrea this is a reminder that the fall is just around the corner.  I love Kent CT and I think I might have to visit during the fall.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 8 years ago