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NEW HARTFORD (AND NEARBY)

Jerram Winery -Located in the historic Town Hill section of New Hartford, the site of the original town settlement dating to the early 1700s. Because of its elevation, the vineyards enjoy a relatively long growing season that enables the vines to produce grapes with the sophisticated maturity necessary for the production of high quality wines. The Gallery has an exciting line-up of local artists who display their work throughout the Summer and Fall. More…

Chatterleys – Located within one of Connecticut’s treasured buildings at 2 Bridge Street in the center of historic New Hartford. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers an old-fashioned setting with up to date cuisine. Enjoy the outside patios and the ‘Old Tavern’ tradition of being a haven of merriment for people to gather. More…

Brewery Legitimus – Features on premise beer sales and a taproom. Their mission is to provide the craft beer drinkers of Connecticut with high quality, innovative Belgian and American style ales created and brewed with an attention to detail and balance. Ever changing food truck options and live music provide a lively background to their great beer. More…

Parrott Delaney Tavern – New Hartford’s first craft beer bar and an exciting new addition to the town’s culinary scene. Their mission is to serve you the finest craft beer, wine and cocktails alongside delicious classic meals with a twist. Join them for live music and an array of exciting events. More…

Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks – With locations on the Farmington River, Main Stream is ideally situated for river trips on flat water and Class I and II rapids. Experienced guides and instructors lead trips for boaters of all experience levels. The store sells new, used and consignment boats, and rents kayaks, canoes and SUPS (stand up paddleboards). More…

Farmington River Tubing – Experience 2.5 miles on the wild and scenic Farmington River in specially designed river tubes. Traveling over three sets of rapids, you’ll experience a thrill as you splash through the white water. Open Memorial Day through Mid-September. More…

Hollister House Garden – Beautifully situated on a sloping, terraced site in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, it is an old-fashioned garden in the manner of famous English gardens, formal in its structure but informal and rather wild in its style of planting. Summer events include wine & nibbles, photography, music and garden study seminars. More…

Collinsville Canoe & Kayak – A family owned business located in Collinsville on the Farmington River since 1990, the store carries the largest in-stock inventory of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards in New England. In addition to the store, there is a Paddling School, Rentals and Paddling Parties. More…

Matterhorn Mini Golf – A one-of-a-kind, Swiss-themed, miniature golf course in northwest Connecticut. Learn about cheese, chocolate and even the Hadron Collider as you putt your way through 18 holes of adventure in Switzerland. There’s something for everyone at Matterhorn. More…

Whiting Mills – The historic Whiting Mills building has been turned into studios for dozens of master artists, photographers, wood workers and cabinet makers, craftspeople, unique shops for quilting, hobby store (miniature railroad), and gallery. Their semi-annual Open Studio events enjoy a reputation for being a destination for the public to enjoy meeting resident and guest artists. More…

The Collinsville Antiques Co. of New Hartford – 22,000 sq. feet of one floor shopping bliss offering hundreds of thousands of items including furniture, lighting, jewelry, collectibles and just cool stuff. Enjoy breakfast and lunch, a hot or cold beverage, and Buck’s French Ice Cream, right on site at the Cruisin Café, or go outside and lounge on the spacious outdoor deck. More…

The Warner Theatre – Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace, the Warner Theatre was described then as “Connecticut’s Most Beautiful Theatre”. Completely renovated and expanded, the theater focuses on community performance-oriented education programs, local productions and touring shows. Summer shows include “A Year with Frog and Toad” and “Mary Poppins”. More…

Pleasant Valley Drive-In – The theater sits on a 3 acre lot near the west branch of the Farmington River. With a capacity for up to 250 cars, the theater maintains the nostalgic American drive-in appeal. Open weekends in early spring through fall (including early October if there is warm weather). Also open on Thursday nights during peak summer season. More…

Infinity Hall – Built in 1883 in picturesque Norfolk in northwest Connecticut; Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare. Newly renovated, the historic building features its original proscenium stage and wood, as well as many other notable details. More…


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