The Cathedral Pines is a 42-acre nature conservatory and old growth forest that invites visitors to come and ramble around in its trees for a while. There are also an incredible number of birds in this part of the country, so if you are at all into bird watching, this is a great place to take your binoculars and enjoy some of the best that this part of the country has to offer. Even driving around Cornwall is an exercise in enjoying nature and the history – the West Cornwall Covered Bridge was built back in the early 1900s, and is still in use today. Another great place to swing by is the Cornwall Bridge Railroad Station, which was erected in 1930 and showcases typical period architecture from this time. This is also a great place to come if you’d like to hit the slopes and ski – the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is one of the most popular in the area and offers some fine snow for intrepid adventurers to enjoy, either downhill or cross country.
Cornwall is a great place to visit if you’d like to get away from the cities of New England and spend some time in its wilds without getting to far away from it all. After a day spent among nature, you can come back to downtown Cornwall and enjoy what it has to offer. The accommodations here are nice and the restaurants are fine. Be sure to swing by Cornwall when you next find yourself in Connecticut – there are many reasons to seek out this small hamlet in the hills, and when you are relaxing in the woods you might find that you never want to leave.