Barkhamsted Historical Society

100 East River Road, Pleasant Valley, CT 06065.

(860) 738-2456. Tour Squires Tavern a late 1700's house and one of the oldest taverns in Pleasant Valley that offers collections reflecting the history and material culture of Barkhamsted. Open May – Nov. on Wed. 9 am – noon, and Sun. 1-3 pm.

Burr Pond

384 Burr Mountain Rd, , Torrington, CT 06790.

Torrington. Rte. 8, Ext. 46.  Site of Borden’s first condensed milk factory. Scenic trail encircles 88 acre pond. Concession, water, bathrooms, picnicking, fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, canoe & kayak rentals. Charge: daily. Park Office: (860) 482-1817.

Connecticut Valley Winery, LLC

1480 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, CT 06057.

Rte. 202.  (860) 489-Wine (9463). The Ferraro family invites you to come and enjoy their distinctive award-winning wines. Browse Judy's Gift Shop. Open mid Feb. – Dec. Sat. & Sun. noon to 5. Open Fri., Sat. & Sun. during Passport Program - May - Nov. 12-5 p.m. Gift certificates available. Last tasting 4:30. On the CT Wine Trail.

Farmington River Tubing

92 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057.

Located inside Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area. . Spend a few hours riding a specially designed innertube down 2.5 miles of the wild and scenic Farmington River. Open Memorial Day through mid-Sept. Call ahead for current hours and river conditions (860) 693-6465.

Five Points Gallery

33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 618-7222. Located in a historic downtown this gallery features changing shows of high caliber contemporary art of emerging and established regional, national and international visual artists in three galleries. Thurs. – Sun. 1 – 5.

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.

Jerram Winery

535 Town Hill Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057.

Rte. 219.  (860) 379-8749. In a historic district, taste the wine, chat with the winemaker, walk the vineyards and perhaps have a picnic lunch with one of our award-winning wines. Open Fri. -Sun. 11 -5, May -Dec. Jan. - Mar. weekends Sat. - Sun. 12 -4. Call first. Closed April. Open most Monday holidays.

John A. Minetto


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.