Pomfret, CT

Pomfret offers beautiful vistas, winding country roads, stone walls, and an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. Town government has been sensitive to maintaining the rural environment and historic charm that makes Pomfret the quintessential New England Community.

We are a community of approximately 4,200 located in Windham County, 60 miles from Hartford, 70 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Worcester, MA, and 40 miles from Providence, RI, with easy access to I-395 and Route 101. We are nearby to many attractions such as the casinos, theater, UCONN, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, just to name a few. Scenic Route 169 is particularly picturesque as it winds its way through town from Brooklyn to Woodstock. We have many lovely homes that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Pomfret is an ideal place for outdoor recreation with several State Parks, including Mashamoquet, Wolf Den and the Air Line Trail with extensive walking, hiking, mountain bike and horse trails. The Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret offers spectacular birding and is known for its extensive grassland habitats.

Along The Trail

Pomfret Proprietors


Close to home…far from ordinary. Quiet country roads lead you to pastoral byways, historic landmarks, unique shops, and exceptional restaurants.

1. Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret

218 Day Road

The 700-acres of Bafflin Sanctuary is open year round and actively managed for grassland, shrubland, and woodland birds. It is a nationally recognized Important Bird Area with over 200 species of birds observed.

2. Lapsley Orchard

43 Orchard Hill Road

Lapsley Orchard remains a pioneer of production and marketing. It is a grand example of a New England farm stand at its best.

3. Rucki’s Abington General Store

489 Hampton Road, Abington

A Pomfret mainstay for 65 years.

4. Watercure Farm Distillery

426 Mashamoquet Road

Connecticut’s first Farm Distillery, located at the former entrance to the historic Gwyn Careg Estate. We feature many spirits crafted from Pomfret farms.

5. Sharpe Hill Winery

108 Wade Road

Sharpe Hill Vineyard has received over 450 medals in International tastings and is located in the town of Pomfret – just minutes from scenic Route 169. Fine dining by reservation.

Where to Eat

1. Baker’s Dozen

24 Mashamoquet Road (Rt. 101)

Locally owned Baker’s Dozen has been serving delicious coffee and baked goods to the Quiet Corner since 1980. The Cardinal family is dedicated to providing their customers with the best service, fresh coffee and homemade goodies. 860-928-6469

2. Pizza 101

16 Mashamoquet Road (Rt. 101)

Classic New England Style Pizzeria located in Pomfret Center. Local and family owned and operated for over twenty-five years. Dine-in or take out. Beer and Wine available. 860-928-5566

3. Vanilla Bean Café

450 Deerfield Road

Located in a restored, early 19th century barn. House-made soups, sandwiches, and light dinners comprise the basic menu with daily specials. Baked goods are available every morning. Wine and beer available as well. Seats 90 inside and 40 outside. Great live music on weekends. 860-928-1562

4. Grill 37

37 Putnam Road

Quaint place for a seasonal menu of American cuisine, including steaks & seafood, plus a bar & deck. Family friendly with a menu that will make everyone happy. 860-315-5540

5. We-Li-Kit Ice Cream

728 Hampton Road (Rt. 97)

Sixth generation diverse family farm. Homemade ice cream with all ingredients mixed in by hand. Seasonal flavors and sundaes and fresh waffle cones. Chowder and clam cakes in the spring and fall. April – October. 860-974-1095

6. AirLine Grill

405 Mashamoquet Road (Rt. 101)

Local family owned and dedicated to providing delicious food to everyone. We offer hand formed burgers, freshly made chili, freshly made chowder, hand cut and hand dredged onion petals, freshly baked rolls, and locally sourced ciabatta rolls. 860-315-1095

Recreation & Trails

Miles of beautiful multi-use trails, acres of awesome open space, and the Quinebaug River Water Trail make Pomfret an excellent stop for year-round outdoor recreation. Between Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Connecticut Audubon, Wyndham Land Trust, and Town owned lands and recreation fields, there is an abundance of options to get outside and commune with Mother Nature. Do you prefer hiking, cycling, mountain biking, or paddling? Is bird watching, plein air painting, or forest bathing your thing? Imagine an afternoon indulgence at a winery, distillery, local eatery, orchard, or ice cream stop. There’s golf and disc golf, corn hole and tennis courts, and much more. Take some time to disconnect from technology and connect with nature. You’ll be glad you did!

1. Pomfret Recreation Park

(Tennis, basketball, disc golf, corn hole courts)
576 Hampton Rd. (Route 97)

2. Mashamoquet Brook State Park

(Wolf’s Den, camping, hiking, Brayton Grist Mill & Marcy Blacksmith Museum)

3. Natchaug State Forest

(Multi-use trails, fishing, picnics)

4. Wyndham Land Trust


5. Chase Kimball

Memorial Forest

6. Vineyard Valley Golf

34 Brayman Hollow Road

7. Pomfret Forest

145 acres of multi-use trails.

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