Audubon Center at Bent of the River

185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488.

(1.5 mi. from Exit 14, I-84). (203) 264-5098. 700 acres with 15 miles of trails. No pets. Located on the Pomperaug River - Designated an important bird area. Open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library/Museum

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470.

(203) 426-4533. Our library is a showcase for the tour of Newtown. Excellent collection of library materials and displays of historical materials relating to Newtown. We also have antique books and genealogy collections.

Kettletown

1400 Georges Hill Rd,, Southbury, CT 06488.

Southbury. On Lake Zoar, exit 15 off I-84, to Rte. 67 south, right on Kettletown Rd., right on Georges Hill Rd. Park's name derived from purchase of land from Native Americans for one brass kettle. 68 campsites, fishing, hiking, swimming, youth group camping, picnicking. Charge: Camping, Day Use, Weekends and Holidays. Campground Office: (203) 264-5678 (May- Sept.). Park Office: (203) 938-2285.

Matthew Curtiss House

44 Main St, Newtown, CT 06470.

(203) 426-5937. 18th century saltbox circa 1750 displays 300 years of Newtown material culture, including furniture, paintings, and decorative accessories. Open house and living history demonstrations one Sun. per month Mar.-June, Sept.-Dec. Lecture Series second Mon. each month Sept.-May at CH Booth Library. Antiques Show at Fairfield Hills Campus, House & Garden Tour.

McLaughlin Vineyards

14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482.

(203) 426-1533. McLaughlin Vineyards is located on a 160 acre farm along the Housatonic River in scenic Sandy Hook. A multi-seasonal operation, the winery features wine tastings, wine education classes, hiking trails, picnicking, vintage baseball games, special events, corporate and private functions and a country store filled with gourmet and wine related items, and their estate-tapped, produced and bottled, pure maple syrup. Open daily Jun.-Dec. 11-5. Jan. – May Wed.-Sun. 11-5. Sunday Music Series May – Oct. On the CT Wine Trail.

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.

Paugussett State Forest

Newtown, CT

Newtown. Jct. Rte. 6 and 25 (at flagpole) take Rte.6/25 for 0.2 mi., turn right on Hanover Rd. (1.1 mi), turn left on the Boulevard (0.5 mi.), turn right on Echo Valley Rd. (1.3 mi), bear left on Sanford Rd., entrance on right. Fishing, hunting, mountain biking. For boat launch ramp: at jct. of Boulevard and Hanover Rd., turn left on Boulevard follow for 2.3 mi to ramp that provides access to Lake Lillinonah, a dammed section of the Housatonic River. Hiking on blue blazed trails. The Lillinonah Trail is closed Dec. – March due to bald eagle nesting.

Second Company Governors Horse Guard

CT

4 Wildlife Dr., Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown, CT 06010. Phone: (203) 270-9246. One of the oldest Army Horse Cavalry Units in the U.S. This all-volunteer State Militia Unit has a herd of 36 horses that performs in special events and parades. Cavalry military training of horse and rider takes place throughout the year. The public is welcome to visit the horses during regular drill hours April - Oct. Thurs. 7-10 pm and Nov. - March on Sun. 10 am - 2 pm. Annual Open House in September. If you are planning to observe a mounted drill, please call or email thehorseguard@gmail.com. All dates are subject to change, and some drills do not include mounted activities.

Southbury Plaza Shopping Center

100 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488.

(203) 264-0780. Conveniently located immediately off of I-84 on Rte. 67, the Southbury Plaza is a large regional shopping center with over two dozen popular national stores and local specialty retail shops and services. Whether shopping for fashion apparel, groceries, sporting supplies, a meal, or a bottle of your favorite wine you will find it at the plaza! Visit for free coupons and more information on the center's stores.

The Jewelry Cafe

220 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

(203) 262-8599. Do you love handmade, artisan jewelry? We are a jewelry artist co-operative featuring the work of the region's top jewelry designers. We've also sprinkled in handbags and premium chocolates. Inspired? Take a seat at our "Bead Bar" and make something of your own design! Group Tours welcome. Open Tues., Wed., Fri. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7, and Sat. 10-5. Closed Sun. and Mon. Artist Demonstrations can be arranged for groups, please inquire (203) 262-8599.