Joseph Stannard Design

Station Place, Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 542-5212. A companion enterprise to Joseph Stannard Antiques offers handsome contemporary furniture, lighting, and accent pieces created exclusively by Joseph Stannard in bronze, iron, stone, and specialty woods. Open most weekends 12-5, weekdays by appt. or chance.

Karen Rossi Studios

60 Estey Rd., Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 305-6579. Visit the Norfolk workshop of narrative artist/designer Karen Rossi. Highly regarded for her original metal sculptures, she also imports her whimsical characters of hobbies and professions, known as Fanciful Flights. Open Houses usually held the second Saturday of every month. Appointments suggested. Visit website for show schedule.

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. 

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.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Rtes. 44 & 272, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Yale. School of Music. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate. (860) 542-3000. Concerts at an old world estate in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of Northwestern CT. Performances by internationally acclaimed musicians including pianist Emanuel Ax, and the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. Visitors are encouraged to picnic or stroll the grounds before concerts. Performances: June thru August. Thurs.-Sat.

Norfolk Farmers Market

19 Maple Ave., Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 379-1775. Outdoor markets scheduled every Saturday mid-May thru mid-Oct. offering vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses straight from local farms! One-of-a-kind Artisan wares and fresh baked goods. Enjoy live music and good company! Free parking. Rain or shine. 10 – 1. Visit the website for weekly vendors and special events.

Norfolk Farmers Market

19 Maple Ave., Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 379-1775. Outdoor markets scheduled every Saturday mid-May thru mid-Oct. offering vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses straight from local farms! One-of-a-kind Artisan wares and fresh baked goods. Enjoy live music and good company! Free parking. Rain or shine. 10 – 1. Visit the website for weekly vendors and special events.

Norfolk Farmers Market

19 Maple Ave., Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 379-1775. Outdoor markets scheduled every Saturday mid-May thru mid-Oct. offering vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses straight from local farms! One-of-a-kind Artisan wares and fresh baked goods. Enjoy live music and good company! Free parking. Rain or shine. 10 – 1. Visit the website for weekly vendors and special events.

Norfolk Historical Society Museum

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 542-5761.Housed in the former Norfolk Academy (1840), once the Town Hall & Jail, on the Village Green. Seasonal exhibitions emphasize the unusual history of Norfolk. Visit Norfolk Country Store Exhibit or view one of our ever changing, award-winning exhibitions. June thru mid-October, Sat. & Sun. 1-4, or by appt.