Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT 06793.

 (860) 868-0518. Situated on 15 wooded acres with trails, garden areas, and a replicated 17th century Algonkian Village. Fun, interactive and exciting programs, workshops and festivals for all ages. Wide range of exhibits featuring Woodland Native American cultures from 10,000 years ago to present day. Changing temporary exhibits highlight Native Peoples. Children's Discovery Room. Four Directions Gift Shop. Open year-round, Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Adm: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids (ages 3-12).

J. Seitz & Co. -- Spirited Style for You and Your Home

9 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-0119. Spirited Style for You and Your Home. Distinctive settings of upholstery (featuring Mitchell Gold, Cisco Brothers & John Derian), furniture, home accents, antiques, women's and men's fashion, apothecary, gifts, on two floors covering 5000 sq. feet overlooking New Preston Falls. A favorite haunt of collectors, decorators, and celebrity clients who are attracted to the shops exclusive and uncommon offerings. Open Mon.-Sat. 11-5:30; Sun. 11-5.

Lake Waramaug

30 Lake Waramaug Rd, New Preston, CT 06776.

Kent. Off Rte. 45, New Preston. Scenically, few bodies of water in CT. can rival the unspoiled beauty of Lake Waramaug. 77 campsites, bathrooms, showers, concession, swimming, scuba diving, picnicking, fishing, canoe & Kayak rentals, car-top boating. Charge: camping, weekends and holidays. Campground Office: (860) 868-0220 (mid May – Sept 30). Park Office: (860) 868-2592.

New Preston Kitchen Goods

11 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-1264. A unique kitchen resource for inspired cooks. Stop in for whatever your kitchen lacks, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We can also help you set a perfect table with stylish merchandise from Alessi, iitala, Sabre, Ekelund, Simon Pearce, Chilewich and more. Keep us in mind when you need a gift, too. Open Mon. - Sat. 10:30 – 5:30, & Sun. Noon until 5. Closed Tues.

PRIVET HOUSE

13 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

Route 45. (860) 868-1800. A charming shop housed within a centuries old building, Privet House bills itself as "An Emporium of Home Goods, Antiques and Curiosities". Within a welcoming and visually striking environment, proprietors Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano pride themselves on building an exquisitely curated collection of goods for the home, person...and, just possibly, the soul. Open daily, 11-5:30. Closed Tues.

Privet House

13 East Shore Road, Route 45, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868.1800. A charming shop housed within a centuries old building, Privet House bills itself as "An Emporium of Home Goods, Antiques and Curiosities". Within a welcoming and visually striking environment, proprietors Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano pride themselves on building an exquisitely curated collection of goods for the home, person...and, just possibly, the soul. Open Daily, 11:00-5:30. Closed Tuesday.

Roxbury Land Trust - Mine Hill Preserve

Mine Hill Road, Washington, CT

Mine Hill Road, (off Rte. 67) Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: (860)350-4148. 360-acre Mine Hill Preserve, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site of a 19th century iron ore mining complex. Nine self-guiding interpretive signs at the Mine Hill Preserve — a 19th century iron-making complex now on the National Register of Historic Places — have been created. Installed in three groupings near the remnants of the roasting ovens and blast furnace used to process the iron ore, the signs tell the story of the rise and fall of the industrial venture. The signs weave together renderings of what Mine Hill looked like during its heyday from 1865 to 1872; a step-by-step description of how the iron was mined and processed from ore to steel; a detailed explanation of how the blast furnace worked; and a diagram of the labyrinth of tunnels that lie beneath Mine Hill.

Washington Art Association

4 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT 06794.

(860) 868-2878. Changing exhibitors, fine art classes, workshops and lectures. Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Call for Sunday hours. Closed Monday.