Hike, Stay, Eat, Shop in the Last Green Valley
Majilly, Pomfret Center
Colorful, hand-painted pottery by Italian craftsmen and exhibited in an airy 19th-century barn (the adjacent Victorian farmhouse is also a B&B). 888-625-4559; majilly.com
Scranton’s Shops, South Woodstock
A group shop in a former smithy, with a mix of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and gifts. 860-928-3738
Pick up a copy of this brochure, listing no fewer than 21 places to sample a scoop, or download the PDF. mysticcountry.com
Creamery Brook Bison, Brooklyn
A bona fide bison farm offering year-round guided tours and wagon rides for groups. Reservations required. 860-779-0837; creamerybrookbison.net
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Sterling & Franklin
Family farm raising free-range turkeys and geese; Brown Cow Cafe with farm-fresh ice cream; and Milkhouse Bakery with pies, cookies, and muffins. 860-564-0248; ekonkhillturkeyfarm.com
Mik-Ran’s Sugarhouse, Brooklyn
Sugaring season is February/March: 3,000 taps; free samples and sugarhouse tours; lots of maple products year-round. 860-774-7926
Safe Haven Farm, Hampton
Baby alpacas galore in the spring and fall. What’s cuter than a cross between a fawn and a fuzzy little swan? 860-455-1101; safehavenalpaca.com
Click here for a route through Brooklyn, Pomfret, Putnam, Eastford, and Hampton, for a visit in Connecticut’s Last Green Valley.
Please Note: This article 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.