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.

Morris Historical Society Museum, Old Town Hall and 1772 Mill School

12 South St, Morris, CT 06763.

(860) 567-1776. Pedlar's wagon, country doctor's buggy, & sleigh; antique & ice cutting tools; Military memorabilia; Bottle collection, Morris Academy exhibit; Archives. July and Aug. Sat. 1-4. Free.

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.

Museum of Fire History

95 Riverside Ave., , Bristol, CT 06798.

(860) 585-5411. Housing New England Carousel Museum, with working carousel, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Fire History, a gallery of work by Glo Sessions and a gallery of changing exhibitions. Party rentals & youth group sleepovers. Special needs accessible. Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. noon – 5. Adults $5., Seniors $4.50, Children $2.50.

New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 585-5411. Displays one of the largest collections of carousel art in the country including working carousel. Magical place for individuals and groups. Guided tours, group tours, facility rental, birthday parties, gift shop, & youth group sleepovers. Open Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat., 10 - 5, and Sun. noon – 5. Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Children age 4 – 14 $3.50. Children Age 1-3 $2. Under age 1 admitted free. One free ride on the carousel with each admission.

Nutmeg Conservatory For The Arts

58 Main St., , Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-4413. The Nutmeg is a non-profit that offers professional training and a performance center located in central downtown Torrington. Tours offered to visitors along with opportunities to view ballet classes. Enrollment information along with events and performance calendar available.

Nutmeg Conservatory For The Arts

58 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-4413. The Nutmeg is a Non-profit that offers professional training and a performance center located in central downtown Torrington. Tours offered to visitors along with opportunities to view ballet classes. Enrollment information along with events and performance calendar available at www.nutmegconservatory.org.

Oliphant Design

29 West St., On the Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. (860) 567-8199. Something modern and sophisticated to be discovered on the Litchfield Green... A unique jewelry, clothing, custom furniture, home decor and gift store unlike any other in Litchfield County, packed with a treasure trove of unusual and distinctive items including our exclusive brand items. The OLIPHANT jewelry collection is a wonderful mix of vintage and contemporary handcrafted pieces featuring chunky bold statement necklaces, cuff bracelets with an array of colorful stones, vermeil semi-precious drop earrings and much more. Our lifestyle store features exclusively LEE Industries furniture, Matouk linens, Sferra and Lynn Chase as well as a wonderful selection of designer fabrics. It's the new favorite haunt and not to be missed! Visit us in person or on our website.