Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 438-4519. The Aldrich is the only museum in CT devoted to contemporary art and one of the few non-collecting museums in the US. Solo exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists are complemented by gallery-based education programs that help adults, families, and students connect to our world through contemporary art. Mon., Wed. - Sat. 10 – 5. Sun. noon - 5, Tues. closed. Free adm. third Sat. of every month. Adm. $10 adults, $5 seniors & students. Children under 18 free.

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.

Books on the Common

404 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

(203) 431-9100. Now in its 31st year, Books on the Common is located in historic downtown Ridgefield and features a wide selection of books for adults and children, along with cards, toys and unique gifts. Voted Best Bookstore by the 2014 Fairfield County Weekly readers poll.

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.

Keeler Tavern Museum and Garden

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 438-5485. Ridgefield's Keeler Tavern's circa 1910 walled garden designed by Cass Gilbert is included in the Garden Conservancy's Open House Directory as an outstanding example of design and horticulture. From the Garden House visitors look out at a sunken garden with brick walls, arches, a reflecting pool and award winning flowerbeds composed of more than 100 varieties of annuals and perennials.

Keeler Tavern Museum

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 438-5485. Docents lead visitors through this 1713 landmark as they experience life across three centuries, from dodging a visible 1777 British cannonball, to enjoying the brick-walled garden and pavilion created by renowned 20th century architect-owner Cass Gilbert. Collections include artwork, costumes, documents and furnishings. Tours: Feb.-Dec., Sat., Sun., & Wed. 1-4. Last tours begins at 3:30. Adm.

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.

nancy O

23 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 431-2266. Style meets creativity at nancy O. Visit our unique fashion and gift boutique and find a fabulous selection of gifts, jewelry, clothing and fashion accessories. Explore our Knitting Studio and discover an extensive collection of fine yarn, creative inspiration and expert guidance. Mon. – Wed. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 10 - 7, Fri. – Sat. 10- 5:30. Closed Sun.

nancy O

23 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 431-2266. Style meets creativity at nancy O. Visit our unique fashion and gift boutique and find a fabulous selection of gifts, jewelry, clothing and fashion accessories. Explore our Knitting Studio and discover an extensive collection of fine yarn, creative inspiration and expert guidance. Mon. – Wed. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 10 - 7, Fri. – Sat. 10- 5:30, Sunday closed.