Greenwood Glass Studio

3 Robertsville Rd., Riverton, CT 06065.

(860) 738-9464. Visit the Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery of Peter Greenwood located inside the historic Union Church (1829) in the charming village of Riverton. There is a large showroom displaying blown glass chandeliers, wall sculptures, glass furniture, lighting, vessels, paintings, and jewelry. Group tours, demonstrations, and glass blowing workshops available Tues. through Sat. 9-5. Please call ahead to confirm hours.

Hotchkiss Fyler House House Museum and Garden

192 Main St., Torrington, CT

(860) 482-8260. There is nothing more soothing than floating flowers and the sound of water. The Hotchkiss Fyler House, a Victorian Mansion in Torrington has an elegant water garden built in 1948 that provides a cool oasis. A flagstone walkway leads to a pergola with a bench that overlooks the house and water garden. 

Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-8260. Victorian Mansion c. 1900 remains elegantly furnished as the family lived in it; parquet floors, mahogany paneling, Louis XV parlor, glass, porcelain & painting collections. Apr. 15 - Oct. 31. Open Wed. thru Sat. noon - 4. Victorian Christmas starting mid-December.

Jerram Winery

535 Town Hill Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057.

Rte. 219.  (860) 379-8749. In a historic district, taste the wine, chat with the winemaker, walk the vineyards and perhaps have a picnic lunch with one of our award-winning wines. Open Fri. -Sun. 11 -5, May -Dec. Jan. - Mar. weekends Sat. - Sun. 12 -4. Call first. Closed April. Open most Monday holidays.

John A. Minetto


6 miles north of Torrington on Rte. 272. Picnicking, fishing, hiking, x-country skiing. (860) 482-1817. Charge: none.

Karen Rossi Studios

27 East Main St., Torrington, CT 06058.

(860) 305-6579. Visit the Torrington workshop and gallery 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. Join Karen on the first Thursday of every month for Arts Walk. Karen and her fellow artist neighbors host meet and greets, highlighting their work along with visiting artists, with wine receptions from 4-7 pm. Please see website for show and class schedules, as well as seasonal hours. Appointments encouraged.

Kelley Transit Company

30 Railroad Square, Torrington, CT 06790.

P.O. Box 237,  (860) 489-9243 or (800) 243-5106. Your Litchfield Transportation Connection since 1860 to New York, New Jersey, Boston or anywhere in the US/Canada. We offer Motorcoach, Small buses, Wine Tours and Shuttles for weddings, special occasions & tours. Call our office for information.

KidsPlay Children’s Museum

61 Main St., , Torrington, CT 06798.

(860) 618-7700. KidsPlay is a hands on interactive museum ideal for children and families. Wed.-Sun. 10-4. For more information about programs, events and party rentals..

Lake McDonough

Rte. 219, Barkhamsted, CT

Barkhamsted.  Rte. 219. Row boats to rent mid-April - Labor Day. Weekdays 10 - 8 weekends 8 - 8. Swimming: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10-8. Picnicking, hiking, Braille Trail, fishing through Nov. Parking: charge. (860) 379-3036 or (860) 278-7850. Operated by the Metropolitan District Commission. 

Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks

170 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057.

Rte. 44. (860) 693-6791. Fax: (860) 693-4844. Located on the scenic Farmington River with white water and flat water canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals. River and lake trips are offered guided or unguided for all levels of experience. Sales & Service. Complete line of high quality canoes and kayaks. We sell new and used equipment. Open seven days a week with over 30 years of experience.