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LOW: 379 feet at the Railroad Station
HIGH: 1,405 feet atop Mauwee Peak
LAND AREA: 49.6 square miles
STATE LANDS: Kent Falls State Park. Lake Waramaug State Park, Macedonia Brook State Park, Wyantenock State Forest
FEDERAL LANDS: Appalachian Trail, St. John's Ledges


Town of Kent, Incorporated in 1739

Kent CT Real Estate Kent Homes For Sale

Welcome to the Town of Kent. Incorporated in 1739, Kent has had a history as a farming community and thriving iron ore producer. It is now a rural community of about 3,000 residents in Litchfield County in the scenic northwest corner. It has a lively mix of rural life, education, and the arts.

Discover the Charm of Kent, CT

Kent, CT StationKent is primarily residential, with some small industries and farms. The downtown area has become a day trip destination for many. While there are many small hamlets, such as South Kent and Bulls Bridge, the obelisk Civil War Soldiers Monument at the intersection is a dramatic assurance that you have arrived in downtown Kent. The monument is in the center of town at the intersection of State Route 7, a major north-south road, and Route 341, an east-west road. The downtown area is a mix of residential homes, shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Most of the businesses are owner-operated, so take the time to stop and talk to the owners about town.

Education is important to Kent. As well as the public elementary school, which was recently renovated, it is home to three private preparatory schools: Kent School, South Kent School, and Marvelwood School. Art is well represented in the many galleries downtown.

The town also offers old-fashioned ways to enjoy life, such as hiking, biking, camping, and fishing at State Parks and local parks. For those inclined, it even offers scenic drives. Those who live in Kent often comment on how lucky we are to have such a great place to call home. Please enjoy our website to learn more about Kent. 

Park & Recreation in Kent CT

The Town of Kent has two parks, which fall under the jurisdiction of the Kent Park and Recreation Department: Kent Commons Park and Emery Park.

Kent Common Park is located off Swift Lane, just east of the intersection of Routes 341 and 7. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and features two tennis courts, a toddler playground, and a pavilion. A park pass is required to use the tennis courts and reserve the pavilion, which may be purchased in the Park and Rec office.

Emery Park is located on Route 341E (Segar Mountain Road) and features 200 acres that are deeded for recreational use. The park features a spring-fed swimming area, picnic areas with grills, hiking trails, a playground, and the Merck Fountain. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Swimming is available seasonally from 11am to 7pm and a park pass is required to swim. Passes may be purchased at the park during these hours or in the Park and Rec office.

Please note that information about Kent Falls State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, and Macedonia Brook State Park, including camping information, may be obtained from the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, under whose jurisdiction these parks fall.

Programs in Kent, CT

After School
Kent Park and Recreation offers an After-School Program Monday through Friday from school end to 5:30pm at Kent Center School. The program is open to kindergarten through eighth graders. Youngsters may attend on a regular or drop-in basis. Pre-registration is required. Register on the Kent Park and Recreation site.

Fall Soccer
Kent Park and Recreation participates in the Northwest Soccer League, a recreational multi-town league for travel teams at the Under-8, Under-10, and Under-12 levels. The U-8 program features coed teams that play small-sided games, 5v5, without a goalie. The emphasis at this level is to develop passing and dribbling skills and sportsmanship. The U-10 and U-12 teams can be both coed and girls, depending on the registration. The three travel teams practice one weeknight and play games on Saturdays from the first weekend after Labor Day into early November. The U-10 teams featured a jamboree at the end of the season, while the U-12 teams participates in a tournament, reflecting the season's standings. Registration information is typically announced in June, with a registration deadline of mid-August. Instructional programs, featuring one weeknight practice, are offered for kindergarten and first graders. Registration forms for those programs are distributed at the beginning of September. Register on the Kent Park and Recreation site.

Winter Basketball
Adams League Youth Basketball is open to Kent youngsters in grades four through eight. The league features one weeknight practice and Saturday morning games in the Kent Center School gymnasium. Teams are coed with an emphasis on refining basketball skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. Participants each receive a team T-shirt sponsored by local businesses. Park and Recreation offers instructional basketball programs for grades one, two, and three. These programs, separated by grade, meet weekly during January and February. Register on the Kent Park and Recreation site.

Spring Baseball/Softball
Park and Rec offers a sanctioned Little League team with Cornwall for Kent and Cornwall youngsters ages 9 to 12; tryout required; Farm Team Little League team for Kent youngsters in grades 4-6 or players whose league age is 12 by Aug. 1; Minor League for third graders; Sr. Travel Softball for girls in grades 5 and 6 and Jr. Travel Softball for girls in grades 3 and 4. Each of these teams features weeknight practices and games, as well as some Saturday games. Park and Rec also offers instructional programs for Kent youngsters in grades kindergarten, first, and second. Register on the Kent Park and Recreation site.

Berkshire United Soccer Club
Kent youngsters may participate in the Berkshire United Soccer Club, which fields teams in the fall and spring. The fall teams feature Division I-level teams, while the spring teams include Division I and II teams. For more information about BUSC, visit

Ongoing Program

Dog Obedience – classes for beginning dog obedience for owners and their dogs will be announced for spring, summer and fall.

Tai Chi - classes are held at the Kent Community House on select weekday evenings, schedule subject to change throughout the seasons.

Special Events

The Kent Park & Recreation Department also holds annual events such as the Sping EGGstravaganza, Pumpkin Painting Night, and a Summer Concert Series. Learn more about the current events!

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