New Milford Historical Society

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 354-3069. Visit c. 1815 Knapp House, c. 1796 Boardman Store, and Galleries with 18th &19th century furniture, paintings by Ralph Earl, Richard Jennys, Woldemar Neufeld, costumes, New Milford pottery, pewter, & toys. Archives and genealogy. Changing exhibits. Open year-round. Tues. – Fri., Sun. 12-3 or by appt.

Pratt Center

163 Paper Mill Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

Off Rte. 202.  (860) 355-3137. 205-acre nature preserve with hiking trails over diverse terrain offering woods, meadows, streams, pond, and bird watching. Hike up Mt. Tom (1,040 ft.), and enjoy the view. Trails open dawn to dusk. Center open 9 – 5 Mon. – Fri., & on weekends for programs.

Robertson Jewelers

43 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776.

two locations: On the Green, 2 Bank St., New Milford, CT 06776. (860) 354-5365 and Litchfield Commons, Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. (860) 567-8495. Robertson's enchants you with its dizzying array of the world's best gems artistically crafted with platinum and gold into tasteful, elegant treasures. As trusted fine jewelry experts since 1945, we offer custom creations, antique restorations, fine jewelry repairs, and service on Rolex and other fine timepieces. Mixed with Pandora and Elle designs are Movado watches plus some of the best Antique and Estate jewelry around! We will ship anywhere. Stop in and say hi, browse around and be ready for excitement! Members American Gem Society.

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.

Sherman Historical Society

10 Rte. 37 , Sherman, CT 06784.

At the 1829 David Northrop House of local history. (860) 354-3083. Seasonal. Also visit a 200 year old mercantile, The Old Store Museum & Gifts across the road. Open Thurs. – Sun. noon – 4, Apr. – Dec. (860) 350-3475.

Sherman Playhouse

Junction Rte. 37 and Rte. 39, Sherman, CT 06784.

(860) 354-3622. The 88th season will feature dramas, comedies and musicals. Fri. & Sat. Performances at 8 pm and Sun. matinees at 2 pm.

Sunny Valley Preserve, The Nature Conservancy

8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 355-3716. Over 1,850 acres of farm and natural land including diverse habitats and 15+ miles of trails for daylight hiking. Call weekdays for maps.

The Rustic Country Barn

101 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 354-4145. Fax: (860) 354-6091. Come explore The Rustic Country Barn which specializes in Reclaimed Barnwood Furniture, (avg. age of wood 100+ years), handcrafted from solid wood in basic Shaker & Country styles, including our own custom line of barnwood kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We also offer painted & distressed furniture from solid hard and soft woods. All furniture is available in stock or custom, and made in the USA. Also take time to shop in our old-time general store filled with linens, pictures, wrought iron, pottery, Connecticut souvenirs, jams, honey, and many handcrafted one of a kind items, and so much more.

The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm

44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 355-0300. Taught by top chefs. Both hands-on and demonstration. Custom and Private Groups/parties, Corporate Teambuilding, Junior Chef and Kids Classes, Gingerbread Classes, for all ages. Current cooking classes can be viewed. www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

Off Rte. 202. (860) 355-0300. Housed in a converted hay barn, c.1800, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Main Gallery exhibits works by emerging and established visual artists. The New Talent Gallery features art students from area colleges, universities, and middle and high schools. Gallery is also available for special events. Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5.