Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06794.

(860) 868-0525. Litchfield County's largest independent bookstore, serving its readers for over 60 years, and recently named "Best Country Bookstore" by Yankee Magazine, offers a wide selection of general interest books and an extensive children's collection of books, games and toys. Gifts, puzzles, cards, stationery, and one of a kind offerings from local artisans are also available. Free giftwrapping. Author talks and book signings. A place where readers and writers meet. Mon.-Sat. 9:30- 5:30 & Sun. 11-5.

Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT

Washington's Hollister House Garden begun in 1979 by George Schoellkopf and Ron Johnson is an American interpretation of classic English gardens, such as Hidcote, formal in its structure but informal in its style of planting. The paths, walls and hedges that define the progression of the garden spaces meld seamlessly with the lush landscape that creates a perfect backdrop. (860) 868-2200.

Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT 06793.

(860) 868-2200. (860) 868-2200. Hollister House Garden is an intimate formal garden in the English style. Dramatically situated on a gently sloping hillside behind a charming 18th century farmhouse, the garden is planted profusely with both familiar and exotic species. Various separate "rooms" are defined by walls and hedges.

Hopkins Vineyard

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-7954. High above the shores of beautiful Lake Waramaug in the Litchfield Hills of the Western, CT Highlands, Hopkins Vineyard offers tasting and sales of award-winning estate bottled wines grown on 30 acres adjacent to the winery. The Hayloft Wine Bar serves wines by the glass and the Vineyard Shop has a unique selection of gifts and locally grown goods. Family owned farm since 1787 welcomes visitors and hosts special events year round. Winery hours: Jan.-Feb.: Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5; Mar.-Apr.: Wed.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6; May-Oct.: Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-6; Nov.-Dec.: Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5. On the CT Wine Trail.

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.

Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT 06793.

 (860) 868-0518. Situated on 15 wooded acres with trails, garden areas, and a replicated 17th century Algonkian Village. Fun, interactive and exciting programs, workshops and festivals for all ages. Wide range of exhibits featuring Woodland Native American cultures from 10,000 years ago to present day. Changing temporary exhibits highlight Native Peoples. Children's Discovery Room. Four Directions Gift Shop. Open year-round, Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Adm: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids (ages 3-12).

J. Seitz & Co. -- Spirited Style for You and Your Home

9 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-0119. Spirited Style for You and Your Home. Distinctive settings of upholstery (featuring Mitchell Gold, Cisco Brothers & John Derian), furniture, home accents, antiques, women's and men's fashion, apothecary, gifts, on two floors covering 5000 sq. feet overlooking New Preston Falls. A favorite haunt of collectors, decorators, and celebrity clients who are attracted to the shops exclusive and uncommon offerings. Open Mon.-Sat. 11-5:30; Sun. 11-5.

Lake Waramaug

30 Lake Waramaug Rd, New Preston, CT 06776.

Kent. Off Rte. 45, New Preston. Scenically, few bodies of water in CT. can rival the unspoiled beauty of Lake Waramaug. 77 campsites, bathrooms, showers, concession, swimming, scuba diving, picnicking, fishing, canoe & Kayak rentals, car-top boating. Charge: camping, weekends and holidays. Campground Office: (860) 868-0220 (mid May – Sept 30). Park Office: (860) 868-2592.

Madeline West Antiques

373 Main Street, South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-4604. Our shop offers an interesting collection of 18th through early 20th century antique furniture, paintings and porcelains. Set in a charming 19th c. home that will take you back to a time of quiet elegance. Open Thurs. thru Sat. and Mon. 11-5, Sun. 12–5. Closed Tues. & Wed.