Blue Jay Orchards

125 Plumtrees Rd., , Bethel, CT 06801.

(203) 748-0119. Pick your own apples early Sept. thru early Nov. Wagon Rides to our "Pumpkin Patch" on Sat. & Sun. during October. We offer a wide variety of farm fresh apples, pies, breads, sweet cider, cider donuts, gift shop, and so much more. Open daily 10-5. Sept. - Dec.

Blue Jay Orchards

125 Plumtrees Rd., Bethel, CT 06801.

Off Rte. 6. (203) 748-0119. Pick your own apples early Sept. thru early Nov. Hayrides to our "Pumpkin Patch" on Sat. and Sun. during October. We offer a wide variety of farm fresh apples, pies, breads, sweet cider, cider donuts, gift shop, and so much more. Open daily 10-5. Sept. - Dec.

Collis P. Huntington

Sunset Hill Rd., Redding, CT 06896.

Redding. At jct. Rte. 58 and Rte. 302, take Rte. 58 south, left on Sunset Hill Rd. Anna Hyatt Huntington's life like sculptures of bears and wolves are a highlight of the park. Canoeing, x-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing in 5 ponds. Park Office: (203) 938-2285. Charge: none.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 743-5200. The museum maintains the John and Mary Rider House (c. 1785) with exhibits reflecting life before, during and after the Revolutionary War; the John Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790) details the processes used in hat production and displays a variety of Danbury hats; the Marian Anderson Studio has exhibits celebrating the life of world renowned contralto Marian Anderson, and maintains the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize winner and father of modern American music Charles Ives. Take a self-guided walk around Ives birthplace (interior closed). Sat. 10-4.

Danbury Railway Museum

120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 778-8337. Over sixty vintage locomotives and railroad cars are on display; some are open for tours. Educational exhibits of railroad artifacts and photographs. Four operating model train layouts. Train rides on weekends in rail yard April thru Nov. Summer Hours: June, Jul., Aug. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Winter Hours: Sept. thru May Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 3-12 yrs. $4, Children 2 yrs. & under free. Train rides extra. Special prices for events – call for details.

Ives Concert Park

43 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 837-9226. Entertainment destination and nationally recognized outdoor amphitheater, for more than 40 years honoring the memory of Danbury native Charles Ives, one of America's greatest music composers. Hosts annual Summer Concert Series, Spring – Fall, pop, rock, R&B, blues, jazz, swing, classical, country, folk, bluegrass, Broadway; seating capacity 5,000; 3,000 reserved, 2,000 lawn seating, & jumbo video screen.

Lonetown Farm Museum

43 Lonetown Rd, Redding, CT 06875.

(203) 938-9095. Headquarters for the Redding Historical Society. The Museum sponsors annual exhibits and events. Memorial Day – Labor Day, Monthly openings, or by appt.

Military Museum of Southern New England

125 Park Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 790-9277. Dedicated to the preservation of our nations military history. Over 10,000 artifacts covering all of the armed services of the United States. We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! Open Tues. -Sat. 10–5; & Sun. noon- 5. Closed Non-Patriotic Holidays. Winter hours: Nov.- Mar. Fri. – Sun. only.

Musicals At Richter

100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury, CT 06813.

(203) 748-6873. Connecticut's longest running outdoor theater, since 1985, provides quality family entertainment with a series of musicals from June - August. Also offers Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshops and Fairy Tale Theater - theater for children, by children.

Putnam Memorial

499 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, CT 06896.

Redding. Jct. of Rte. 58 and Rte. 107. Site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam. The site has remains of the encampment, reconstructed log buildings, monuments and a museum. Interpretive trail, picnicking, pond fishing, youth group camping, ice-skating. Park Office: (203) 938-2285. Charge: none.