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.

Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 438-5795. A Cass-Gilbert Jr. designed theater built in 1938 offers year-round musical performances Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Conservatory of Dance plus live theater, children's shows and movies.

Ridgefield Theatre Barn

37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 431-9850. A charming, heated and a/c converted dairy barn. Productions: comedies, dramas & musicals, presented cabaret style at candlelit tables. Audience invited to bring food & beverage.

Saltana Cave Spa - Salt Cave

590 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 969-4327. Entering Saltana Cave you are surrounded by tons of Himalayan salt rocks just as if you were in a famous European salt mine. Relax in zero gravity chairs, listen to soothing music and unwind during your halotherapy treatment. Sessions every hour. Adult sessions: Tues.- Fri. 11 -7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4. Children sessions (1-8) Tues.-Fri. 12 & 5 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am & 1 pm. Salt therapy is known to significantly improve respiratory issues and allergies in children and adults. Fairfield County's first and only therapeutic Himalayan Salt Cave.

Seth Low Pierrepont

50 Barlow Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Ridgefield. I-84, Exit 3 to Rte. 7 south to Rte. 35 south to Rte. 116 north to Barlow Mountain Road. Park was part of the estate of Seth Low Pierrepont, an American diplomat and philanthropist. Boating, fishing, hiking on several trails. Park Office: (203) 938-2285. Charge: none.

Weir Farm

735 Nod Hill Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06897.

735 Nod Hill Rd., Rte. 7 to Rte. 102 west, 2nd left on Old Branchville Rd., left at first stop sign on Nod Hill Rd. Ridgefield/Wilton. (203) 834-1896. Once the home and workplace of J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), this park is now considered to be the best preserved landscape associated with American Impressionism. Workshops & classes: (203) 761-9945. Grounds open daily dawn to dusk. Visitor Center open year-round; hours vary seasonally.