The northwestern hills of Connecticut were once the lands of the Indians. Route 7 was once their path to walk along the beautiful Housatonic River. Eventually that path became a towpath for early settlers, farmers, travelers and their cows, horses and assorted other animals.
Today, Route 7 and the Housatonic River take you to the Appalachian Trail, Lime Rock Raceway, Tanglewood and the historic summer homes and gardens of the wealthy in Lenox and Lee, Massachusetts to tour. Canoe, fly-fish or kayak the Housatonic River or walk its banks and trails.
Visit local farm stands and farmers' markets for their fabulous, fresh produce. Meander along Kent's Main Street, only steps away from Starbuck Inn. Enjoy the used-book sale at the Library, shopping for gifts you won't see anywhere else, and strolling from bakery to chocolate shop to tea house. Have lunch at the bakery, handmade chocolate truffles at the chocolate shop, and finish with champagne and salmon at the tea shop, all within steps of each other. Eat outdoors and watch the world go by.