Besides the pure beauty of Appalachia, the park also boasts extensive trails, campgrounds, a venue for large group picnics, a small hilltop lake and of course, Macedonia Brook. Visitors can also take advantage of the numerous grills set up around the park. From peaks on the Blue Trail, hikers can take in fantastic views of the Catskill Mountains and the Taconic Mountains. Macedonia Brook State Park was first opened in 1918 with a donation of 1,552 acres (6.28km2) from White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield. Since then, it has now grown to a size of 2,300 acres (9.3km2) and is used for outdoor recreation throughout the year. Kent is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. The population was 2,858 at the 2000 census. The town is home to three New England boarding schools: South Kent School, Kent School and The Marvelwood School. The Schaghticoke Indian Reservation is also located within town borders.