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.

Housatonic Anglers Guide Service

26 Bolton Hill Rd., Cornwall, CT 06753.

(860) 672-4457. Rob Nicholas, FFF Certified Casting Instructor, operates Housatonic Anglers (since '93), the longest running guide service on the Housatonic. Rob specializes in guiding and instruction only. His in depth knowledge of the Housatonic & other local streams will make your day of fly-fishing a memorable one. Float and walk/wade trips on a variety of beautiful rivers include a delicious homemade lunch. Our season runs from mid April to Nov., 7 days. All trips include equipment, custom tied flies and leaders. Rob and his wife Nell are always happy to recommend accommodations in one of the area's fine Inns or B&B's.

Ivy Mountain State Park

Goshen, CT

Goshen. From Jct. Rte. 63 and 4, take Rte. 63 north for 0.6 mi., turn right on Ivy Mountain Rd. take for 1.3 mi. to the trailhead at the end of the road. Hike to summit to pick wild blueberries in early summer.

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

39 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green. (860) 567-9693. Specializing in fine American furniture and paintings from the 18th - early 19th century with a choice selection of folk art, and decorative accessories. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10:30-5; and Sun. 11-4:30.

John A. Minetto

CT

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..

Labyrinth At the Wisdom House

229 East Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

Connecticut’s first outdoor labyrinth can be walked daylight hours only at Wisdom House Retreat Center. (860) 567-3163. Call to schedule your walk. Donation