8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3716.
Come celebrate Connecticut's farming and conservation heritage and share in a wonderful sense of community Sept. 19 at the 23rd annual Open Farm Day at The Nature Conservancy's Sunny Valley Preserve. Take a hay ride, pet farm animals, play a game and enjoy a selection of delectable goodies at Sunny Valley Preserve, a more than 1,850-acre preserve that straddles the Housatonic River in New Milford and Bridgewater.Last year, more than 1,000 people stopped by and joined the fun. This year's event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Admission is FREE. Just head over to 8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford! Visitors can check out wool-spinning or maple-syrup making. They can dissect an owl pellet with "How Cool is That?!" Stop by our petting zoo and meet some gentle farm animals. Visit with our good friend Bruno, an African Spur-Thighed Tortoise and his friends from The Pratt Nature Center and explore their nature displays. Make sure to stop by our farm stand, and purchase some fresh produce to take home.Open Farm Day is rain or shine.