Monastic Art Shop, Abbey of Regina Laudis, O.S.B.

273 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751.

(203) 266-7637. Monastic crafts, cards, beeswax candles, Abbey perfumes and creams, monastic CDs, books (including "The Ear of the Heart" autobiography of Mother Dolores Hart), religious gift items, pottery, Abbey farmstead cheeses and homemade breads (as available), honey and herbal products. Open daily except Wed. 10 - 12 and 1:30 - 4. (Closed Jan. 15 through Feb.) 18th-century Neapolitan Crèche, restored by conservators and designers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, open daily 10 - 4 except Mon. & Tues. (Closed Jan. 15 - Easter). Daily Mass 8 a.m. Vespers 5 p.m. (Sunday 4:30 p.m.) at Abbey Church.

Monique Shay Antiques & Design

920 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-3186. Specializing in Canadian country antiques. Large selection of painted and natural pine tables, armoires, cupboards and chairs. Open 10-5 daily and weekends, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4.

New Morning Market

129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Rte. 6.  (203) 263 -4868. Litchfield County's premier market for all things organic and local. Discover the region's largest selection of fresh organic produce (local in season); local pasture raised dairy, eggs and farmstead cheeses; humanely raised meat, poultry and sustainably raised seafood. You'll love the award winning prepared food counter, full service grille, organic juice and fair trade coffee bar – eat in or take out. Browse the extensive wellness department hosted by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open 7 days.

Old Bethlem Historical Society Museum

4 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

Intersection of Rte. 61 and Rte. 132. (203) 266-5196. Display of 19th century tools, photos, pictures, paintings, clothing, plus special show each year. Jun.-Aug., Sun. 1-4.

Old Town Hall Museum and Library

524 South Britain Road, South Britain, CT 06487.

Rte. 172. (203) 405-3124. Historic museum c. 1873 located in Southbury's First Town Hall and adjacent Library c. 1904 has periodic exhibits of local artifacts, historical and genealogical materials, books and manuscripts of the areas country life. Museum open Wed. 10 - noon, or by appt. Library Tues. 6 – 8.

P.H. Miller Studio, Frame-Makers

495 Main St., Woodbury, CT

(203) 263-3939. The P.H. Miller Studio showroom displays the studio's handmade frames, mirrors, and home accessories. Each P.H. Miller Studio gilded frame, mirror, and home accessory is made entirely in the Woodbury, CT studio. Services include handmade custom frames for paintings and mirrors, conservation art handling services, gilding and restoration. Shipping available. Open year round. Tues.-Sat. 9:30-5:30, best to confirm. Located on Rte. 6 across from the Curtis House.

Pantry and Hearth at The 1775 Barn

994 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-8555, cell (203) 232-4331. In business 28 years, Pantry & Hearth, specializes in superior quality Pilgrim, 18th and early 19th C. high country furniture and accessories in original surface and paint, early lighting, paintings, folk art and 17th C. English needlework. We stand behind everything we sell

Quassy Amusement Park

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 06762.

Rte. 64. Box 887.  (203) 758-2913. 1-800-FOR-Park. Fax: (203) 598-7261. Affordable family fun! Rides include the award-winning "Wooden Warrior" roller coaster. "Splash Away Bay" waterpark, beach, restaurant, redemption arcade, entertainment. Park specializes in birthday parties and catered outings. All-day writstbands or individual ride tickets available. Parking fee charged. Late April– early October.

Roxbury Land Trust

Mine Hill Rd., Roxbury, CT 06783.

Off Rte. 67. (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.

Salt of the Earth

787 Main St South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

203-586-1172. We embrace and celebrate the power of nature's oldest crystal with several Himalayan Salt Treatment Rooms utilizing Halotherapy. In addition to our salt therapy, Salt of the Earth offers an array of other holistic healing methods to help you restore balance through touch, heat and energy. Spa is open Tues.- Sun. Mondays private appt. only. Cave sessions start on the hour from noon to 7 pm weekdays, Sat. 11 – 5 and Sun 12 – 5. Refer to website for spa hours and a list of all services.