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Hike, Stay, Eat, Shop in the Last Green Valley

Hike, Stay, Eat, Shop in the Last Green Valley
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by in Mar 2009

Go to and click on “Campgrounds” for a full listing (more than 35).


85 Main, Putnam

The Golden Lamb Buttery, Brooklyn

Mansion at Bald Hill, South Woodstock
A former Gilded Age estate, it’s gone green, with a seasonal menu and local produce. 860-974-3456;

Still River Cafe, Eastford

The Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret

Connecticut Wine Trail
Pick up a “passport” and get it stamped as you travel through the vineyards and wineries, many in the Last Green Valley. 860-267-1399;


Antiques Marketplace, Putnam
All antiques, all the time. In fact, the entire downtown is like one big antiques market. 860-928-0442;

Celebrations, Pomfret Center
Ten rooms of original art and gifts in a colorful 1885 Queen Anne. 860-928-5492;

The Christmas Barn, Woodstock
Twelve rooms of everything Christmas in a 1795 barn. 860-928-7652;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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One Response to Hike, Stay, Eat, Shop in the Last Green Valley

  1. Paulette Baker March 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    I used to live around the corner from the Golden Lamb, and there were often sheep in the road. On my way home one afternoon, I saw a car with New York plates pulled over to the side so that the driver could get out and take pictures of the woolly creatures. One of the sheep decided to take advantage of the man’s lack of attention — and open door — and was halfway into the driver’s seat before the guy noticed.
    I’ve been back on Long Island Sound for many years now, but that memory always brings a chuckle.

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