American Clock & Watch Museum

100 Maple St., , Bristol, CT 06010.

off Rte. 6, (I-84 Exit 38W/31E). (860) 583-6070. Promoting the history of American-made clocks and watches, the museum houses the largest display of American production clocks in the world. Special emphasis is placed on Connecticut clockmaking. Situated in the National Register's Historic District of "Federal Hill." Open daily 10 - 5, Mar. 28 – Nov. 30. From December 1 - March 31 Friday - Sun. 10 am - 5 pm. Closed December 24, 25 and Jan. 1.  Adults: $6, Seniors $5., Children 8 -15 $3., under 8 free. Group rates.

Bristol Center for Arts and Culture

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

Rte. 72 (860) 585-5411. Fax: (860) 314-0483. Housing New England Carousel Museum, with working carousel, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Fire History, a gallery of work by Glo Sessions and a gallery of changing exhibitions. Party rentals & youth group sleepovers. Special needs accessible. Open Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat., 10 - 5, and Sun. noon – 5.  Adults $5., Seniors $4.50, Children $2.50.

Bristol Historical Society

98 Summer St., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 583-6309. The former Bristol High School in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood houses exhibits, the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame and the Memorial Military Museum. Hours vary. Call for program information.

Burlington Fish Hatchery

34 Belden Rd., Burlington, CT 06013.

Off Rte. 4. (860) 673-2340. DEEP fish production facility where 115,000 pounds of Trout & Salmon are raised annually to restock state lakes, ponds and rivers. Open daily 8 - 3:30. Visitors are welcome. Hiking trails accessible in nearby Nassehegon State Forest.

Burlington Historical Society

George Washington Turnpike, Rte. 4 , Burlington, CT 06013.

P.O. Box 1215. (860) 673-3815. Located in the Elton Tavern, a Federal-style house circa 1810 overlooks the town green. The house served as a private home and then as a public house and inn. Today lovely heirloom gardens surround the house that displays furniture and artifacts preserving Burlington's treasured past.

Buttermilk Falls

Lake Hill Rd., Terryville, CT

Trails lead to scenic vistas. White Rock's (jct. Rte. 262 and 6 in Plymouth take Rte. 262 for. 3.4 mi. and park in unmarked pull off on right.) blue blazed trail leads to views of Naugatuck River and Rte. 8. Enter Greystone (jtc. Rte. 262 and Rte. 6 in Plymouth take Rte. 262 south for 4.9 mi. to trailhead) through barred gate, cross bridge and follow the blue blazes to the summit that has views of the Naugatuck River Valley and Waterbury. Mountain biking and hiking.

Carriages & Country Weddings - Wood Acres Farm

68 Griffin Rd., Terryville, CT 06786.

(860) 583-8670. Making Memories & Dreams Come True – Since 1972! Couples may enjoy a Country Carriage or Sleigh Ride on 25 acres of endless wooded trails, with complimentary refreshments served afterwards in our country home. Group rides also available with bonfire. Horse Drawn Carriages and Wagons for hire...our place or yours. The Perfect Gift Certificate! All rides are private and by reservation. Unique Banquet Barn & Garden Setting for Weddings & Special Events. www.woodacresfarm.com or www.mycountrywedding.com.

Carriages & Country Weddings -Wood Acres Farm

68 Griffin Rd., Terryville, CT 06786.

(860) 583-8670.  Making Memories & Dreams Come True – Since 1972! Couples may enjoy a Country Carriage or Sleigh Ride on 25 acres of endless wooded trails, with complimentary refreshments served afterwards in our country home. Group rides also available with bonfire. Horse Drawn Carriages and Wagons for hire…our place or yours. The Perfect Gift Certificate! All rides are private and by reservation. Unique Banquet Barn & Garden Setting for Weddings & Special Events. www.woodacresfarm.com or www.mycountrywedding.com.

 

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Rd., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 583-1234. Self guiding trails lead through a variety of habitats in this 70 acre sanctuary owed by the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut. Interpretive building with exhibits and live animals.

Harwinton Historical Society

Litchfield Rd., Rte. 118 , Harwinton, CT 06791.

(860) 482-7978 or 485-0610. harwhistsoc@gmail.com. Restored 1840 schoolhouse & a replica 19th c. barn displaying an extensive collection of farm tools. Open by appt.