Elijah Hopkins was the first in our family to move to Lake Waramaug from Massachusetts . In 1787 after returning from the Revolutionary War, Elijah bought our land and established the Hopkins Farm. Our acreage on Lake Waramaug has seen many forms of agriculture including, the raising of sheep, race horses, grain crops, tobacco, and in more recent years dairying, and grape growing. Not forgetting the family vegetable garden and orchard as well as various livestock considered necessary for survival by every country family in times past.