Artisans Guild of Norfolk

9 Station Place, Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 542-5055. Artful objects from the practical to the whimsical. Locally crafted. Carefully selected. Always something new. Featuring jewelry, knits, woodenware, pottery, savories, handmade greeting cards, children's book and toys and season & holiday works. Ample free parking. Call for hours.

Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument

Lower Rd., North Canaan, CT

North Canaan, Lower Rd., off Rte. 44. The furnace, on the National Register of Historic Places, once produced iron for the manufacture of railroad car wheels. It is CT's best-preserved example of a technology that has vanished. Historical interpretation, historical tours, picnicking and fishing. (860) 482-1817. Charge: none.

Burr Pond

384 Burr Mountain Rd, , Torrington, CT 06790.

Torrington. Rte. 8, Ext. 46.  Site of Borden’s first condensed milk factory. Scenic trail encircles 88 acre pond. Concession, water, bathrooms, picnicking, fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, canoe & kayak rentals. Charge: daily. Park Office: (860) 482-1817.

Campbell Falls

Old Spaulding Rd., Norfolk, CT 06058.

Norfolk. 5 miles north of Haystack Mt., Rte. 272, left on Old Spaulding Rd. Trails wind thru woodland to splashing cascades. Picnicking, stream fishing, hiking. (860) 482-1817. Charge: none.

Dennis Hill

Norfolk, CT 06058.

Norfolk. Rte. 272. A unique pavilion (1,627 ft.) provides a panoramic view of the Litchfield Hills. Picnicking, hiking, x-country skiing. (860) 482-1817. Charge: none.

Five Points Gallery

33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 618-7222. Located in a historic downtown this gallery features changing shows of high caliber contemporary art of emerging and established regional, national and international visual artists in three galleries. Thurs. – Sun. 1 – 5.

Haystack Mountain

Rte. 272, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Norfolk.  Rte. 272. Views of the Berkshires & peaks in New York from a 34 ft. stone observation tower (1,716 ft.). Tower 1/2 mile trail from parking lot. Picnicking and Hiking. (860) 482-1817. Charge: none.

Hotchkiss Fyler House House Museum and Garden

192 Main St., Torrington, CT

(860) 482-8260. There is nothing more soothing than floating flowers and the sound of water. The Hotchkiss Fyler House, a Victorian Mansion in Torrington has an elegant water garden built in 1948 that provides a cool oasis. A flagstone walkway leads to a pergola with a bench that overlooks the house and water garden. 

Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-8260. Victorian Mansion c. 1900 remains elegantly furnished as the family lived in it; parquet floors, mahogany paneling, Louis XV parlor, glass, porcelain & painting collections. Apr. 15 - Oct. 31. Open Wed. thru Sat. noon - 4. Victorian Christmas starting mid-December.

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Rte. 44. Box Office (866) 666-6306. Live intimate concerts year-round featuring great musicians of many genres – everything from Leann Rimes, Judy Collins, and Todd Rundgren to Spyro Gyra, and Toad the Wet Sprocket – all in an acoustically pristine, beautifully renovated 19th century Music Hall. With 300 seats there isn't a bad seat in the house. Creative American cuisine is served in the Bistro before every show or dine in the full service Mezzanine during the show