New Milford

Antiques

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

Sundays since 1976 (April–November), this verdant field is given over to dealers hawking everything from vintage tchotchkes and house plants to cottage furniture, military memorabilia and old signs. So basically, a little of everything. Get their morning-mist early, fill your thermos and begin your rummage. There’s no such thing as junk at the Trunk!

www.etflea.com

Arts

Bank Street Theater

With four screens, this trusted moviehouse usually shows current Hollywood movies. Every year they host the Manhattan Short Film Festival screenings, which are definitely worth seeing.
www.bankstreettheater.com

Gregory James Gallery

This art gallery represents prominent regional artists and offers creative custom framing.

93 Park Lane Rd
(Route 202)
860.354.3436
gregoryjamesg@aol.com
gregoryjamesgallery.com

The Harts Gallery

This new art gallery is named after a former tenant of the space: Hart’s 5 & 10, which closed in 1998. Owners Carmen and Evan Abramson — both artists — say their goal with the gallery is to focus on building community and inspiring change through questions raised by contemporary art. The gallery will function as a commercial venue for the sale of contemporary art, as well as a non-profit space offering community outreach through guest artist lectures, youth art, and film workshops taught by gallery artists, live performances, independent film screenings (at neighboring Bank Street Theater), and arts education classes taught in both Spanish and English. The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 8 pm, Sundays from noon to 3 pm and by appointment.

The Harts Gallery
20 Bank Street
New Milford
917.913.4641
www.thehartsgallery.com

The Silo Gallery at The Hunt Hill Farm Trust

Situated in a converted hay barn, this gallery features regional artists and craftspeople. From artists’ talks and workshops, to musical concerts and poetry readings, this cultural center has much to offer. Their opening receptions always draw a crowd.
www.hunthillfarmtrust.org

Causes

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen

Since it serves meals every day of the week, this group is always looking for donations and volunteer help.

860.350.6612

Pratt Nature Center

Volunteer your time at this wonderful nature center. It can use help with animal care, office work, land maintenance and events. Visit the Wants and Needs page on its website. When cleaning out your basement or garage, think about donating discarded items to the center.
860.355.3137
www.prattcenter.org 

Eats

Bank Street Coffee House

This is a great place to meet friends, have a coffee, hot chocolate or tea. Located in downtown New Milford, the space is casual and cozy. Their egg sandwiches, bagels and muffins are yummy. Free wifi, too.

56 Bank Street

860.350.8920

www.bankstreetcoffee.biz

Clamps

This roadside burger joint that was established in 1939 (little has changed since, other than SUVs barreling past) cooks up a host of authentic, regional summertime food. Try the scrumptious burgers with fried onions. A classic not to be missed.

518 Route 202

Dagwoods New American Lounge

Owner Kevin Richardson and Chef Tommy Stevens have opened up this new restaurant on Bank Street. Nachos, sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken, barbecue pork sandwiches are just a few of their offerings. Flatbread pizzas are $12.00 each. A popular one is the Bianca—it has pistachios, goat cheese, mozzarella, truffle oil, and honey. There are 3 kinds of mussels: Belgian, French, and House- style. Wines and beers are on the menu, and specialty cocktails are coming soon. Weeknights until 10 pm, and weekends until 11 pm. Reservations are needed for parties of more than four. Takeout available.

Dagwoods New American Lounge
21 Bank Street
New Milford
860.915.0215

Executive Cuisine

Everything is made with fresh ingredients at Executive Cuisine, a corporate flight catering, wedding catering and a gourmet deli. Their somewhat bland, generic name belies the fact that this is a top notch venue that offers a wide selection of prepared sandwiches and salads as well as items from local purveyors, sophisticated entrees, sides and desserts. Specials are offered daily as well as custom menus that can be catered to your liking.

12 Elm Street
860.350.4884
www.executivecuisinect.com

Great Brook Sugarhouse

Operated by The Youth Agency, the Sugarhouse is open to the public and syrup is sold year round. Educational tours of the sugaring operation are available. Call for info and availability. Open house weekends, which include displays of early sugaring techniques, are held during March. Call ahead for dates and time. 

140 Park Lane
(Route 202)
860.354.0047

GrindStone Coffee Espress

This drive-through quite simply serves the best coffee in town.

287 New Milford Turnpike
203.417.7811

Harris Hill Farm

This farm is located just off of Route 109, with beautiful views. They sell pumpkins on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October. You can pick your own.
106 Ridge Road
860-354-5856
HarrisHillFarm.com

Love – The Little Organic Vegetarian Epicuria

Owner Aldina Zullo has opened this organic gourmet cafe and catering business at The Green Spot gardening center on Route 202 across from the firehouse. On the menu are organic juices, hot and cold beverages, homemade lemonade, iced coffee and iced tea, espresso, chais and mochas, cappucino and latte, smoothies, soups, salads, belgian waffles, sourdough pizza, and paninis. Only organic ingredients are used.

Love – The Little Organic Vegetarian Epicuria
354 Litchfield Road (Route 202)
(at The Green Spot)
New Milford
475.529.5971
www.thelovepicuria.com

Lucia Ristorante

This authentic Italian restaurant can be a bit pricey, but the meals are high quality and the setting pleasant. Our favorite dish is their homemade cavatelli baresse with broccoli rabe, Italian sausage, slivered garlic & extra virgin olive oil. Impressive wine selection. Banquet and catering services.

51 Bank Street
860.355.5100
www.luciaofnewmilford.com

New Milford Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9 am – 12 noon
May 11 – October 27

Town Green
1 Main Street
New Milford
www.localharvest.org/new-milford-farmers-market

Northville Market

Fresh produce, gluten free foods, organic meats, and a take out deli, this grocery store is the best in the lower corner. Progenitor to the Bantam Market.

860.799.4015
301 Litchfield Rd
www.northvillemkt.com

Salsa

Fresh, authentic, Southwestern fare is can be found at this pleasant Mexican hot spot. Burritos, fajitas, tacos are all home-made hits. They also have a full bar (margaritas, anyone?).

31 Bank Street
860.350.0701
www.salsarestaurantct.com

Sullivan Farm

In February and March, the staff and students tap over 1600 trees, producing some of Connecticut’s finest maple syrup.   

140 Park Lane
860.354.0047

Thai Charm

This restaurant offers traditional Thai dishes. From appetizers, soups and salads, to Thai curries, Vegetable dishes, Fried Rice, and Noodles. The dining rooms are pleasant and fill up quickly during dinner. Takeout is also available.

Thai Charm
218 Kent Road
New Milford
860.799.5271

www.thaicharmct.com

Upper Crust Cucina

The prosciutto and fig pizza; roasted eggplant pizza; and the goat cheese and spinach ravioli are some of our favorite dishes at this Northern Italian style family restaurant. Pasta is house-made; they also have gluten-free pizza. Catering and private parties. Take out is available.

860.350.0006
373 Litchfield Road
www.theuppercrustcucina.com

Fitness

Mind-Body Connection

Into Pilates?  Then this place is a must for you. Pilates machines, barre and mat classes are all offered in this clean studio. Personal training is available as well.

143 West Street Unit W
860.350.3643
www.mind-bodyconnection.com

The New Milford Sports Club

“The Club,” as it is known to the locals, is filled with natural light and great energy. The spacious facility, conveniently located in the downtown area, is loaded with fitness machines, weights, gadgets and treadmills. With 52 classes per week—which range from aquatics to zumba—there is something here for everyone. Work out with a personal trainer; swim laps in the salt-water (yes, we did say salt water!), Olympic-size pool; or schedule a Pilates session on the reformer in the beautiful private studio. There are two racket ball courts as well. When your muscles ache, (or even if they don’t!) there is a certified massage therapist on staff who will work out all those knots. The Café has delicious energy-restoring shakes to recharge your engine, and a nice assortment of salads and wraps, for a quick convenient meal. The Club also offers a very nice child care service. Exercise with confidence (for a small fee) while your little ones are looked after in a safe, clean, happy environment.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 5:30am – 10:00pm,
Sat-Sun, 7:00am – 6:00pm

130 Grove Street
860-350-1003
www.newmilfordsportsclub.com

Goods

Bank Street Book Nook

A small shop with varied and interesting selection of books.  It’s hard to leave without buying one of their nifty gift items.

www.bankstbooknook.com

Berkshire Lighting Gallery

Lighting products, lamp repairs, and great service at this family-run business.

www.berkshirelighting.com

Bike Express

We found a great selection of bicycles and gear at this little bike shop. Nice, friendly staff, too. And they do repairs.

www.thebikexpress.com

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

Sundays since 1976 (April–November), this verdant field is given over to dealers hawking everything from vintage tchotchkes and house plants to cottage furniture, military memorabilia and old signs. So basically, a little of everything. Get their morning-mist early, fill your thermos and begin your rummage. There’s no such thing as junk at the Trunk!

www.etflea.com

Play

Retro toys that take you back to your childhood. Fun books, gadgets, and jokey stuff. Not only for kids. We like it too!

www.iloveplaytoys.com

Spruce Home & Garden

A lifestyle store with lovely offerings, Spruce carries unique furniture, accessories, garden items, and table settings. Garnishing from local artisans, every item makes a statement. Did we mention how much we like their candles, lotions, soaps, and shampoos from Archipelago and Olivina?

www.sprucehomeandgarden.com

The Silo Store

In addition to their cooking classes/workshops with well-known chefs and food writers, The Silo has a well-stocked shop that carries an array of serving dishes, cookware, kitchen must-haves, beautifully turned wooden bowls by local artists and other handmade gift items worth checking out. Support your local artists!

www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/index.php?/shop/

Landmarks

Boardman’s Bridge

Built in 1888 with an overall length of 188 feet, Boardman’s Bridge is the longest of only three lenticular through trusses remaining in the state (as of August 2001). It is also notable for its ornamental detail: floral-motif cresting atop the portals, winged orb finials, and builders plates listing the names of the New Milford selectmen at the time of its construction. The bridge is now bypassed by a modern structure but remains open for pedestrian use. It was one of the first Berlin bridges to be listed on the National Register (May 13, 1976).
Boardman Road at Housatonic River,
NW of New Milford
www.past-inc.org

Lover’s Leap Bridge and State Park

Lovers Leap Bridge is the one of only three lenticular through trusses remaining in the state (as of August 2001). Located in a scenic setting high above a deep wooded gorge, it is notable for its large size, highly originalcondition, and wealth of ornamental detail: fleur-de-lis cresting atop the portals, orb finials, railings with cast-iron rosettes, and builders plates listing the names of the New Milford selectmen at the time of its construction. The bridge is now bypassed by a modern structure and is closed even for pedestrian access. It was one of the first Berlin bridges to be listed on the National Register (May 13, 1976). According to local legend, this was the spot where a young Native American girl, distraught over love, threw herself into the rushing water below.
Grove St.
www.past-inc.org

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm

In existence for almost 300 years, Hunt Hill Farm was the home of Ruth and Skitch Henderson since 1968. Managed by an all volunteer board of directors, professional staff and dedicated volunteers, the Henderson Cultural Center is comprised of The Skitch Henderson Museum, The Silo Gallery, The Hunt Hill Land Preserve, and The Silo Store and Cooking School.
44 Upland Rd.
www.hunthillfarmtrust.org

Outdoors

Drady Rink

Open weekday mornings for skating: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m., and Fridays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. through February. The fee is $5 per skater per session.

Canterbury School
101 Aspetuck Avenue

Great Brook Sugarhouse

Operated by The Youth Agency, the Sugarhouse is open to the public and syrup is sold year round. Educational tours of the sugaring operation are available. Call for info and availability. Open house weekends, which include displays of early sugaring techniques, are held during March. Call ahead for dates and time. 

140 Park Lane
(Route 202)
860.354.0047

Pratt Nature Center

Walk the meadows, hike the mountain, or feed the farm animals. Pratt’s scenic 201-acre nature preserve has five hiking trails. The White Trail will take you to the top of Mt. Tom. Indian Caves Trail begins after you cross the foot bridge alongside the W. Aspetuck river, and will take you to the Indian caves on the left. A map is posted at the kiosk. Check their website or facebook page  for workshops and events.
860.355.3137
www.prattcenter.org

Sullivan Farm

In February and March, the staff and students tap over 1600 trees, producing some of Connecticut’s finest maple syrup.   

140 Park Lane
860.354.0047

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Pratt Nature Center

Walk the meadows, hike the mountain, or feed the farm animals. Pratt’s scenic 201-acre nature preserve has five hiking trails. The White Trail will take you to the top of Mt. Tom. Indian Caves Trail begins after you cross the foot bridge alongside the W. Aspetuck river, and will take you to the Indian caves on the left. A map is posted at the kiosk. Check their website or facebook page  for workshops and events.
860.355.3137
www.prattcenter.org

Twin Star Herbal Education

Located in historic downtown New Milford, across from the Bank Street Coffee House and above the Alpenhaus Restaurant on the corner of Bank and Railroad Street, Twin Star Herbs occupies a beautiful and spacious studio. Director Lupo Passero runs herbal education classes, energy healing classes, an herbal apothecary and boutique.

Twin Star Herbal Education
65 Bank Street
New Milford

203.313.7883
www.twinstarherbal.com

Wellness

Twin Star Herbal Education

Located in historic downtown New Milford, across from the Bank Street Coffee House and above the Alpenhaus Restaurant on the corner of Bank and Railroad Street, Twin Star Herbs occupies a beautiful and spacious studio. Director Lupo Passero runs herbal education classes, energy healing classes, an herbal apothecary and boutique.

Twin Star Herbal Education
65 Bank Street
New Milford

203.313.7883
www.twinstarherbal.com