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2. New Hartford a Charming Village on the Farmington River

At the junction of Rte. 8 and Rte. 44 in Winsted, take Rte. 44 east to the center of New Hartford, a charming village nestled on the banks of the Farmington River. Elias Howe built the first practical sewing machine here in the cellar of the Old New Hartford House on Rte. 44.

Proceed to the junction of Rte. 44 and Rte. 219, where you can take two side trips.

To visit Mainstream Outfitters follow Rte. 44 east for 2 miles.Mainstream offers guided and unguided canoe and kayak trips on the Farmington River. Just beyond is Satan's Kingdom where tubs are available to rent for a scenic and thrilling ride on the Farmington River.

Retrace your steps to the center of New Hartford and the junction of Rte. 44 and Rte. 219.

To reach Jerram Winery, located in the area where New Hartford was originally settled in the early 1700's take a left on Rte. 219 south and follow for 2.5 miles. Because of its elevation, the vineyard enjoys a long growing season and offers wine tastings and tours of the vineyard and gardens.

Retrace your steps back to the junction of Rte. 219 and Rte. 44.