Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT 06401.

(203) 736-1053. Once an active dairy farm, the 150-acre landscape encompasses mature woodlands, open fields, and several wetland types. This includes a two-acre pond and streams and hardwood swamp. The visitors center is the hub of the park with classrooms and nature store and houses several exhibits, provides space for our "animal ambassadors" and CT wildlife rehabilitation clinic. Interpretive center 9 to 5 daily. Trails open sunrise to sunset.

Fascia’s Chocolates, Inc.

44 Chase River Rd., Waterbury, CT 06704.

(203) 753-0515. The Fascia Family has handcrafted premium chocolates since 1964. Authentic gelato made onsite and a cakery satisfy all sweet cravings. The Chocolate Experience & Tour allows participants to make-their-own chocolate bar and learn about chocolate at the same time. Reservations recommended. Scheduled weekends Sept. – June with summer schedule in July & August.

Fascia’s Chocolates, Inc.

44 Chase River Rd., Waterbury, CT 06704.

(203) 753-0515. The Fascia Family has handcrafted premium chocolates since 1964. Authentic gelato made onsite and a cakery satisfy all sweet carvings. The Chocolate Experience & Tour allows participants to make-their-own chocolate bar and learn about chocolate at the same time. Reservations recommended. Scheduled weekends Sept. – June with summer schedule in July & August.

Gateway Limousine, Inc.

74 Mattatuck Heights Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705.

(203) 753-5466. Providing the highest level of ground transportation service with our fleet of luxury sedans, six and eight passenger stretch limousines, vans, 16 or 24 passenger luxury coaches, and 31 passenger mid size motor coach. Offering the ultimate in Litchfield County winery tours, airport transportation, nights-on-the-town, cultural events, casino trips, and award winning weddings. Gateway is proud to be the most and highest reviewed limousine service on www.weddingwire.com. Please visit our website www.gatewaylimos.com, or email us at quotes@gatewaylimos.com for more information.

General David Humphreys House, Derby Historical Society

37 Elm St., Ansonia, CT 06401.

(203) 735-1908. The Humphreys House 1698 c. is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War officer and friend of George Washington who later became our nation's first ambassador. The house has been restored to its mid 18th c. appearance, incorporating elements of Lower Naugatuck Valley history from the pre-colonial, colonial, revolutionary, and federal periods. Year-round Mon.- Fri. 1–4, Summer hours: July – Aug. 9 – noon. Mon. – Fri. Adm. Adults: $5., Seniors & Children 8-16 yrs. $3.

Kellogg Environmental Center

500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, CT 06418.

 (203) 734-2513. The Center offers workshops, exhibits, nature activities, scout programs, nature walks and family programs throughout the year. Tues.-Sat. 9-4:30.

Kellogg Estate- Osborne Homestead Museum and Garden

500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, CT 06418.

(203) 734-2513.At the Kellogg Estate in Derby, the formal front garden dating to the early 1900s has five main flower beds filled with colorful annuals and a border bed with a mix of day lilies, iris, peonies, yucca and a variety of annuals. Frances Osborne Kellogg's love for roses can be seen in a garden planted with over 120 different hybrid tea rosebushes. A rock garden and butterfly garden are also part of the design.

Larkin State Bridle Trail

816 Church St, Naugatuck, CT

Larkin State Park Trail, trail begins at Hop Brook Lake Dam on Rte. 63, Waterbury/Naugatuck Line. It follows abandoned railroad line through Naugatuck, Middlebury, Oxford and Southbury for 10.7 miles. Horseback riding, x-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking. Canopied with deciduous trees for most of its 10.4 miles, the Larkin State Park Trail (a.k.a. Larkin Bridle Path) is primarily a wilderness trail, with wooded vistas, wetland views and sparse residential development. Park Office: (203) 938-2285. Charge none.

Larkin State Bridle Trail

Rte. 63, Naugatuck/Waterbury Line, CT 06010. Phone: Park Office: (203) 729-8840. Trail begins at Hop Brook Lake Dam on Rte. 63, Waterbury/Naugatuck Line. It follows abandoned railroad line through Naugatuck, Middlebury, Oxford and Southbury for 10.7 miles. Horseback riding, x-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking.

Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702.

(203) 753-0381. Featuring American art and regional history. Permanent and changing art exhibits include American Giants: Church, Kensett, Calder and Sage. Interactive regional history exhibit engages all age groups. Museum hours: Tues. – Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5. Adm. Adults $7; Seniors $6; Members and children under 16 free.