Brookside Farm, Connecticut Pure Maple Syrup

79 East Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-3890. Started in 1999 as a second act to corporate careers, the owners' overall goal is to promote the resurgence of sustainable agriculture in Connecticut. On their 30 acres farm, they produce hay (for horses) and maple syrup (for people). Their maple syrup won 3 rd place in the 2014 International Maple Syrup tasting contest. Call ahead to see the syrup operation.

Casa Bacchus Wine Shoppe

10 South St., On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-1117. chrisjeans@msn.com. Come visit our wine shop specializing in satisfying the discriminating palate and educating tomorrow's connoisseurs. We provide a great selection, excellent prices and a fun atmosphere to learn and appreciate fine wines and spirits. Free delivery, wine cellar design/construction and party planning consultation available. Mon. – Thur. 11-7, Fri. – Sat. 11 -8, Sun. 11 – 5.

Casa Bacchus Wine Shoppe

41 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green. (860) 567-1117. Come visit our wine shop specializing in satisfying the discriminating palate and educating tomorrow's connoisseurs. We provide a great selection, excellent prices and a fun atmosphere to learn and appreciate fine wines and spirits. Free delivery, wine cellar design/construction and party planning consultation available. Mon. – Thur. 11-7, Fri. – Sat. 11 -8, Sun. 11 – 5.

Cricket Hill Garden

670 Walnut Hill Road, Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-1042. Fax: (860) 283-5508. Cricket Hill Garden specializes in peonies as well as unusual edible plants for the landscape. Visit in May and June to see the peonies in bloom. Potted plants available throughout the season. All plants and produce are grown organically in accordance with CT NOFA's Farmers Pledge.

Haight-Brown Vineyard

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

1 mi. east of Litchfield Green, off Rte. 118.  (860) 567-4045. Winery and visitors center overlooking the historic Town of Litchfield. "Connecticut's First Established Winery" is open 7 days a week May – October. Open Fri. thru Sun. off season. Call for hours. Private events or Group Tours by appt. Wine tastings, specialty gift shop, and our delightful vineyard walk. Check website for Wine Education Classes, and other special events. On the CT Wine Trail.

Hayseed, Country Couture and Lifestyle

3 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green. (860) 567-8775. The mojito of litchfield county, a refreshing playground of easy style blending form with function, color with light. over ice. always fun. always curious. and very bumpkin beautiful. open daily. peace out.

Humaston Brook State Park

White Rd., Northfield, CT 06759.

Northfield. From Rte. 254 in Northfield take Knife Shop Rd. 0.2 mi. to dam. Park preserves Northfield Pond, once the power source for the Northfield Knife Company formed in 1858 and manufactures of the finest pocketknives in the world. Trail leads to factory ruins and anvil stones. Waterfall in spring and fishing available.

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

39 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green. (860) 567-9693. Specializing in fine American furniture and paintings from the 18th - early 19th century with a choice selection of folk art, and decorative accessories. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10:30-5; and Sun. 11-4:30.

Labyrinth At the Wisdom House

229 East Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

Connecticut’s first outdoor labyrinth can be walked daylight hours only at Wisdom House Retreat Center. (860) 567-3163. Call to schedule your walk. Donation

Landmark Community Theatre at the Thomaston Opera House

158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-6250. Completed in 1884 as a multi purpose building with hardwood floors and opulent ceiling frescoes it has long been hailed as "the finest opera house in the valley". Today this historic theater presents year round dramas and musicals. Performances Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. Matinee at 2 pm.