Litchfield History Museum

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(Corner of East and South St.) (860) 567-4501. Investigate the evolution of a small New England town through exhibits and activities in seven galleries. Discover Litchfield while learning about national, social, cultural and political history. Museums open mid-April - Nov. Tues.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1-5. Adm. Research library open year round Tues.- Fri. 10-12, 1-4. Gift Shop open year round.

Litchfield Horticultural Center LLC

258 Beach Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-3707. (Rte. 202 to Milton Rd., 1st right onto Beach St., 2 mi. on right). A retail nursery displaying hundreds of fine quality trees, shrubs, unusual annuals & perennials and elegant display gardens. A knowledgeable staff offers design, installation & maintenance services for all your landscape needs. Truly a destination stop! Open April – Nov. Mon.-Sat. 9-4 & Sun. by appt.

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc.,

P.O. Box 69, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-6285. Fax: (860) 361-6288. A 35-year-old non-profit dedicated to the arts and arts education. Special Events: The Litchfield Jazz Festival, August at Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen CT. Litchfield Jazz Camp, runs one to four week sessions from July - August at Canterbury School, New Milford, CT. www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary

55 Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-2062. Self-guided tours available on Sat. & Sun. 10 - 4, excluding holidays. Guided tours available for members. Specialty visits for photographers, school groups and clubs by appt. Adm. $10. per adult, and includes admission for one child. Additional children $5. each.

Lourdes in Litchfield Shrine Grotto

83 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-1041. Replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France. This 170 acre shrine built by the Montfort Missionaries and dedicated as a place of peace, prayer & pilgrimage. Open daily dawn to dusk. Pilgrimage Season May-Oct. Tues.-Sun. Mass in the Grotto 11:30 am, Sun. afternoon prayers & devotions 3 pm. Spectacular hillside Stations of the Cross path. Free admission. Gift Shop & Snack Bar. Handicapped accessible.

Marie Louise Trichet Gallery

229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-3163. An alternative space in an alternative place. Featuring works of local, national & international artists. Open Mon.- Sat. 10-4. Blog: www.atwisdomstable.blogspot.com

Miranda Vineyard

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT 06756.

(860) 491-9906. Ideally located in the rolling Litchfield Hills, near covered bridges, antique shops and historic inns. Its bright and airy tasting room and large exterior deck make an excellent place to sit, relax, have a glass of wine and enjoy the company of good friends. Open Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12 - 5 with extended summer & holiday hours.

Mohawk

Cornwall, CT 06796.

Goshen/Cornwall. 6 miles west of Goshen off Rte. 4. 260 acre park offers hiking, lookout tower/overlook, x-country skiing, fishing, picnicking & black spruce bog. Youth Group Camping. Privately operated Mohawk Mountain Ski Area (860) 672-6100 located in the park offers groomed down hill skiing on 23 trails. Park Office: (860) 491-3620. Charge: none.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

46 Great Hollow Road, Cornwall, CT 06753.

Off Rte. 4. (860) 672-6100. Connecticut's largest ski and snowboard resort, with 25 trails and 8 lifts (including 2 carpet lifts) on more than 125 skiable acres with snowmaking serving 99% of our terrain. Our rustic Main Lodge offers a full range of services, including lift tickets, group sales, delicious food, a full-service rental/repair shop, and the Snowsports Discovery Center. Parents enjoy watching their little ones from The Perch, our newest lodge, conveniently sited overlooking the dedicated children's learning area.

Mt. Tom

Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Litchfield/Washington. 3 miles west of Bantam Rte. 202. One mile hiking trail to stone tower at summit of Mt. Tom 1,325 ft. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating/non-motor, scuba diving, canoe & kayak rentals, bathrooms, concession. Charge: daily. Park Office: (860) 868-2592.