The town of Cornish in northwest Sullivan County was once the home of one of America’s foremost sculptors: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) and the well-known Cornish Art Colony (existing between 1885 and 1930). Visitors can go to Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, which preserves the sculptor’s home, gardens, and studios. Cornish’s rich historical heritage is embellished by natural attractions, with views across the Connecticut River. Cornish is also home to four covered bridges on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world.
If you are in the Cornish area in August, go to the yearly Cornish Fair, held the third weekend. Fair-goers can enjoy fruits and vegetable exhibits, horse and oxen pulling, 4-H shows, crafts, children’s activities, live entertainment, vendors, amusement rides, and more.