Douglas Samaha Oriental Rugs

744 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT

(203) 263-4243. Woodbury's premier collection of antique, collectible and new decorative handmade Oriental rugs from around the world displayed in our spacious showroom. We offer safe, quality, lanolin hand washing and master restorations to include binding, overcasting, refringing and reweaving of any size hole and repiling of wear. A tradition for 3 generations. Wed. – Sat. 12-5 or by appt.

Elemental Garden, LLC.

259 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 217-2464. Specializing in fine English, French & American antique garden ornament, furniture & decorative accessories of the 18th, 19th, & early 20th Century. Largest authentic garden antiques selection on the East Coast. No reproductions. Call ahead suggested. Thurs.-Sat. 11-5; Sun. 12-5. By appt. Mon. thru Wed. Visit our online store.

Farmhouse Antiques

495 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-6400. A unique selection of farmhouse style décor combining early American and primitive antiques with one-of-a-kind repurposed home furnishings. Our inventory is artfully displayed in our two stories 2600 sf. showroom. We feature custom farm tables made to order from reclaimed wood. Design services are available from home staging to complete interiors. Wed. – Sat. 10 -5, Sun. 12-4, and by appt.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

Off Rte. 6. (203) 263-3711. Flanders offers a year round schedule of environmental programs for all ages on nature, farming, and art. They hold several annual events and a summer series for kids. Flanders stewards 2,100 acres of conserved land, with hiking trails at their major nature preserves open year-round to the public from dawn to dusk. www.flandersnaturecenter.org for programs, events and trail maps.

G. Sergeant Antiques

88 Main St., North, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Phone: (203) 266-4177. Fax: (203) 266-4179. Featuring distinctive 17th, 18th & 19th Century English Continental and American furnishings and accessories from fine estates. Thirty years of providing the finest in period pieces to private collectors, museums and the trade. Estates and Individual items purchased. Closed Tues.

Geppetto's Toys

682 Main Street, South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Sherman Village, Rte. 6. (203) 266-4686. An area shopping destination for 30 years, Geppetto's features an extensive selection of distinguished children's toys from around the world including: baby toys, fine plush, blocks and building sets, science projects, crafts, puzzles, games, dolls, art supplies - and a great selection of children's books. Lego, Playmobil, Ravensburger, Thomas Trains, Haba, Steiff, Kaloo, Gund, Breyer, Corolle, and many more. Free gift wrapping. Open 8-5 daily, Sunday 11-2. The toy store worth the trip!

Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden

49 Hollow Rd., (off Rte. 6) , Woodbury, CT 06798.

((203) 263-2855. Simple but elegant home of John Rutgers Marshall, his wife, nine children and three slaves who lived in the "glebe" during the Revolutionary War where the first American Bishop of the Episcopal Church was elected in 1783. The house has fine period paneling and an 18th century Woodbury furniture collection, and gift shop. Site of only garden in the U.S. designed by Gertrude Jekyll. May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 1-4; Nov.-Mar. by appt. Adm.

Hurd House Museum and Garden

Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 266-0305. The 17th c. Hurd House in Woodbury is unique in New England because it consists of two houses that were joined to form one. It has a traditional herb garden of culinary, medicinal and household herbs.

Hurd House, Old Woodbury Historical Society

Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

Box 705. (203) 266-0305. hurdhousect@yahoo.com. A fine example of an early home, circa 1680 and colonial herb garden. Jun.-Oct., Sun., 2-4, or by appt. Free. District 2 – One room schoolhouse open one Sun. each month or by appt. Open house Thanksgiving morning 10-noon, and Christmas Festival 1st Sat. in Dec.

Kettletown

1400 Georges Hill Rd,, Southbury, CT 06488.

Southbury. On Lake Zoar, exit 15 off I-84, to Rte. 67 south, right on Kettletown Rd., right on Georges Hill Rd. Park's name derived from purchase of land from Native Americans for one brass kettle. 68 campsites, fishing, hiking, swimming, youth group camping, picnicking. Charge: Camping, Day Use, Weekends and Holidays. Campground Office: (203) 264-5678 (May- Sept.). Park Office: (203) 938-2285.