Art has a strong hold on the hearts of the town of Kent, making it a haven for artists and gallery owners. Visitors enjoy many fine restaurants, boutiques and shops in the downtown area.
The diverse population of Kent includes weekenders from New York City, famous actors and actresses, and well-known fashion designers. All enjoy the peaceful solitude of Kent; the beautiful historic homes, mixed with contemporary designs.
There is certainly no shortage of recreation in Kent, with an abundance of local and state parks in reach. Kent Falls State park on Route 7 has an enjoyable quarter mile long trail that rises 250 to deliver stunning views of the 17 waterfalls on Falls Brook as it makes its way to the Housatonic River. The park also offers a quaint covered bridge and cozy picnic areas.
The Sloane Stanley Museum located at the Kent Furnace site, also on Route 7, features an eye catching display of early American tools, donated by artist and author Eric Sloane. Another historic feature in this cultural gem of a town is Bulls Bridge, a well photographed covered bridge.