American Legion and People

West River Road, Barkhamsted, CT

Barkhamsted. 1 mile north of Pleasant Valley on West River Rd. Rugged forest terrain with steep, rocky hillside adjacent to Farmington River. 30 campsites in pine woods, youth group camping, bicycling (roads only), canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, fishing, hiking, field sports, hunting, x-country skiing, snowmobiling. Charge: Camping. Campground Office: (860) 379-0922 (May- Sept.). Park Office: (860) 379-2469. Museum Seasonal. 

Carol Wallace Gallery and Commission Artist, Illustrator, and Designer

Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

Sycamore Studio.  (860) 379-4286. Artist Carol Wallace accepts commissions of barns, homes, inns, landscape, and gardens in Litchfield Hills and Fairfield County. Watercolor and acrylic paintings & pen and ink drawings.www.preserveamerica.com. www.DaisyDogEnterprises.com.

Carol Wallace Gallery and Commission Artist, Illustrator, and Designer - Sycamore Studio

Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

. (860) 379-4286. Carol's artwork is featured throughout Unwind's companion brochure, Touring. For custom drawings and paintings of Litchfield County scenes, please call Ella's Limited Fine Art Gallery in Bantam, CT (860- 567-4768) or contact the artist directly at Sycamore Studio. www.preserveamerica.com.

Enders State Forest

Barkhamsted, CT

Barkhamsted. From jct. of Rte. 219 and Rte. 20 take Rte. 219 west for 1.2 miles and turn into the Forest on left. The centerpiece of this wild parcel of land is a beautiful series of Mountain Brook's cascades that descend into a narrow gorge passing through stands of hardwoods and evergreens. An informal network of trails allows visitors to explore both sides of the river where evidence of old impoundment walls remain.

Greenwood Glass

3 Robertsville Rd, Riverton, CT 06065.

(860) 738-9464. Visit the Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery of Peter Greenwood located inside the historic Union Church (1829) in the charming village of Riverton. There is a large showroom displaying blown glass chandeliers, wall sculptures, glass furniture, lighting, vessels, paintings, and jewelry. Group tours, demonstrations, and glass blowing workshops available Tues. through Sat. 9-5. Please call ahead to confirm hours.

Greenwood Glass Studio

3 Robertsville Rd., Riverton, CT 06065.

(860) 738-9464. Visit the Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery of Peter Greenwood located inside the historic Union Church (1829) in the charming village of Riverton. There is a large showroom displaying blown glass chandeliers, wall sculptures, glass furniture, lighting, vessels, paintings, and jewelry. Group tours, demonstrations, and glass blowing workshops available Tues. through Sat. 9-5. Please call ahead to confirm hours.

Hartland Historical Society/Gaylord House Museum

141 Center St., Rte. 20, West Hartland, CT 06091.

(860) 309-8016. 1845 Colonial house furnished with a period bedroom and living room, also changing exhibit room and a tool collection. Open 1st Sun. May-Oct. 2 - 4, or by appt.

Lake McDonough

Rte. 219, Barkhamsted, CT

Barkhamsted.  Rte. 219. Row boats to rent mid-April - Labor Day. Weekdays 10 - 8 weekends 8 - 8. Swimming: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10-8. Picnicking, hiking, Braille Trail, fishing through Nov. Parking: charge. (860) 379-3036 or (860) 278-7850. Operated by the Metropolitan District Commission. 

Peoples

East River Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

Rte. 44 to Rte. 318 in Barkhamsted go across the steel bridge, left on West River Rd., park 1 mi. on left. 200 year old pines in the Mathies Grove offer an ideal site for picnicking adjacent to the Farmington River. Fishing, hiking, Bicycling (roads only), canoeing, kayaking, field sports, youth group camping, hunting, x-country skiing, snowmobiling. Flush toilets, Museum seasonal. Campground Office: (860) 379-0922 (May-Sept.). Park Office: (860) 379-2469. Charge: Weekends and Holidays, camping.

The American Museum of Tort Law

654 Main St., Winsted, CT 06098.

(860) 379-0505. Come visit the only museum of law in the United States. The American Museum of Tort Law offers everyone a chance to learn about this important pillar of our democracy – the law of wrongful injury. Visitors will learn about the cases that have protected our health, safety, and welfare, through a variety of interactive exhibits and a movie. In addition, visitors will learn about the importance of the right to trial by jury. Open Apr. – Dec. Wed. – Mon. 10:30 – 5. (Closed Tues.) Call for private tour information Jan. – Apr.