Audubon Center at Bent of the River

185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488.

(1.5 mi. from Exit 14, I-84). (203) 264-5098. 700 acres with 15 miles of trails. No pets. Located on the Pomperaug River - Designated an important bird area. Open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.

Kettletown

1400 Georges Hill Rd,, Southbury, CT 06488.

Southbury. On Lake Zoar, exit 15 off I-84, to Rte. 67 south, right on Kettletown Rd., right on Georges Hill Rd. Park's name derived from purchase of land from Native Americans for one brass kettle. 68 campsites, fishing, hiking, swimming, youth group camping, picnicking. Charge: Camping, Day Use, Weekends and Holidays. Campground Office: (203) 264-5678 (May- Sept.). Park Office: (203) 938-2285.

Larkin State Bridle Trail

816 Church St, Naugatuck, CT

Larkin State Park Trail, trail begins at Hop Brook Lake Dam on Rte. 63, Waterbury/Naugatuck Line. It follows abandoned railroad line through Naugatuck, Middlebury, Oxford and Southbury for 10.7 miles. Horseback riding, x-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking. Canopied with deciduous trees for most of its 10.4 miles, the Larkin State Park Trail (a.k.a. Larkin Bridle Path) is primarily a wilderness trail, with wooded vistas, wetland views and sparse residential development. Park Office: (203) 938-2285. Charge none.

Larkin State Bridle Trail

Rte. 63, Naugatuck/Waterbury Line, CT 06010. Phone: Park Office: (203) 729-8840. Trail begins at Hop Brook Lake Dam on Rte. 63, Waterbury/Naugatuck Line. It follows abandoned railroad line through Naugatuck, Middlebury, Oxford and Southbury for 10.7 miles. Horseback riding, x-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

203) 729-9039. Naugatuck is the home of architectural treasures designed by Stanford White, Henry Bacon and Theodate Pope Riddle. The museum located in the former train station has collections that illustrate the industrial, educational, and family life of the town. Of particular interest is the history of the rubber industry. Open Wed., Thurs., Fri. 12 – 4, & Sat. 10-2.

Old Town Hall Museum and Library

524 South Britain Road, South Britain, CT 06487.

Rte. 172. (203) 405-3124. Historic museum c. 1873 located in Southbury's First Town Hall and adjacent Library c. 1904 has periodic exhibits of local artifacts, historical and genealogical materials, books and manuscripts of the areas country life. Museum open Wed. 10 - noon, or by appt. Library Tues. 6 – 8.

Oxford Historical Society, Twitchell-Rowland House

60 Tower Lane, Oxford, CT 06478.

(203) 888-0230. Dedicated to the history of water mills, agricultural and local history with changing exhibits. Open year-round 2-4, or by appt.  1st & 3rd Sun.

Seymour Historical Society Museum

59 West St., Seymour, CT 06483.

(203) 888-7471. The Society's museum offers changing exhibits of local memorabilia and displays collections of Seymour artifacts, including photos, school memorabilia and local military photos/items. Special programs offered throughout the year. Tours by appt.

Southbury Plaza Shopping Center

100 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488.

(203) 264-0780. Conveniently located immediately off of I-84 on Rte. 67, the Southbury Plaza is a large regional shopping center with over two dozen popular national stores and local specialty retail shops and services. Whether shopping for fashion apparel, groceries, sporting supplies, a meal, or a bottle of your favorite wine you will find it at the plaza! Visit for free coupons and more information on the center's stores.

The Jewelry Cafe

220 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

(203) 262-8599. Do you love handmade, artisan jewelry? We are a jewelry artist co-operative featuring the work of the region's top jewelry designers. We've also sprinkled in handbags and premium chocolates. Inspired? Take a seat at our "Bead Bar" and make something of your own design! Group Tours welcome. Open Tues., Wed., Fri. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7, and Sat. 10-5. Closed Sun. and Mon. Artist Demonstrations can be arranged for groups, please inquire (203) 262-8599.