Bear Mountain

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society Office

44 Railroad St., Falls Village, CT 06031.

P.O. Box 206. (860) 824-8226. Among the displays at the museum are artifacts from the local railroad lines, the Ames Iron Works, war items, domestic displays, and local business artifacts. Genealogy and local history research material is available. Open by appt. while museum is being renovated.

Green River Gallery

1578 Boston Corners Rd., Salisbury, CT

1578 Boston Corners Rd., Millerton, New York 12546. (518) 789-3311. Green River Gallery offers 19th and 20th century American art, with emphasis on the art of ERIC SLOANE. Paintings, bronze sculpture and early American furniture, appraisals, consulting. Located in a historic 1775 Colonial just North of Millerton. Year-round, Sat. 10-5, & Sun. 12-5, or by appt.

Johnnycake Books

12 Academy Street, Salisbury, CT 06068.

(860) 435-6677. Relax in an intimate bookshop of 5,000 rare and collectible titles housed in a 19th century cottage surrounded by perennial borders in the Salisbury village. Architecture/design, decorative arts, gardening, cooking, book arts, literary first editions, illustrated, leather-bound sets, travel, sport, and Litchfield County history. Open Thurs.-Mon. (inc. Sun.) 11-5, 7 days during summer.

Lauray of Salisbury

432 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068.

Phone: (860) 435-2263. Ooffers an outstanding selection of unusual indoor plants. Specializing in Orchids - Cacti - Succulents - Begonias - Gesneriads. Open by appt. Call ahead to avoid disappointment. 

Lime Rock Park

497 Lime Rock Road, Lime Rock, CT 06039.

(860) 435-5000. Lime Rock Park, on the National Registry of Historic Places, is New England's Road Racing Home, bringing world-class sports car racing to the gorgeous Northwest Corner of CT for the past 59 years. Major spectator events include Memorial Day Weekend "Spring Opener" featuring Trans-Am & the Royals Car Show; Rotary Club Independence Day Fireworks, July 4; IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship, July ; and Historic Festival, the best in vintage racing and concours d' elegance, Labor Day Weekend. Free parking & paddock access, kids 12 and under free, veterans and active military free. Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs. Summer and winter autocross for any licensed driver, too!

Mount Riga State Park

Salisbury, CT

Salisbury. At jct. Rte. 44 and 41 in Salisbury, take Rte. 41 3.2 mi. to Under Mountain Trail parking on left. Bear Mountain is the highest summit in CT 2,316 ft. with spectacular views. Follow 1.9 mi. Undermountain Trail to the Appalachian Trail to Bear Mountain or for a more difficult route take Undermountain Trail to Paradise Lane (1st branch of trail on right) to Appalachian Trail to Bear Mountain. Trails lead past remnants of Northwest Connecticut's Iron Age. An iron forge near Mount Riga was one of the state's first, supposedly casting anchors for Old Ironsides. The trail gains over 1,500 ft in elevation in 2 miles. Views include fields, orchards, Twin Lakes, Sages Ravine, and Mount Everett. The Appalachian Trails provides Ball Brook and Brassie Brook campsites near Undermountain Trail for backpackers.

Music Mountain

Music Mountain Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031.

Off Rte. 7. Oldest continuous chamber music festival in the U.S.; jazz and popular music series also performed in the acoustically perfect concert hall. Weekend concerts June-Sept. Schedule & tickets: Box Office: (860) 824-7126.

O'Hara's Landing Marina

254 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.

(860) 824-7583. O'Hara's Landing Marina offers food, fun and fishing on beautiful Twin Lakes in Salisbury, CT. Boat rentals, sales and service. Launching ramp, dock space by the day or season. Tackle and accessory sales. https://www.facebook.com/OHarasLandingMarina

Passports

14 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068.

(860) 435-8855. A treasure trove of antiques and accessories for your home and garden. Our collection includes 19th and early 20th century country furniture from around the world. Additionally, we are an exhibitor of 19th century American and European garden statuary and ornamentation at the annual Trade Secrets Show in Sharon, CT. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4.