Woodbury

Antiques

Farm Fresh Home

From recycled industrial objects, refurbished furniture, and beautiful plates and glasses, as well as new, environmentally friendly, and local. Takes a bit of time to really see everything.

107 Main Street North (Route 6)
203.263.6400

George Champion Modern Shop

Pristine Herman Miller in the middle of the country. Indeed.

www.championmodern.com

Jennings & Rohn

Seventeenth- to twentieth-century sundry curios, décor and collectibles.

www.jenningsandrohnantiques.com

Maison St. Germain

Woodbury may be known as the Antiques Capital of Connecticut—with its plethora of  great antiques shops specializing from French Canadian to 20th Century Modern—but one of our favorites is this unassuming and delightful vintage shop. It hosts an explosion of colors, shapes, and textures. You won’t walk away empty-handed once you peruse the space bursting with all things vintage— from painted furniture, art, clothing, kitchen items, jewelry, and home accessories, all at affordable prices. The mother/daughter team who run it are just as dynamic and creative. Not to be missed!

Middle Quarter Mall
738 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798
203.266.4223
www.MaisonStGermain.com

Mill House Antiques

Fine English and American antiques, specializing in 18th- and 19th-century furniture.

www.millhouseantiques-ct.com

Monique Shay Antiques

Six barns full of French Canadian antiques! High quality tables, armoires, cupboards and accessories.

www.moniqueshay.com

Wayne Mattox

A second-generation antiques dealer and expert in American furniture and folk art with “historic appeal.” The engaging Mr. Mattox likewise directs a lively auction.

www.antiquetalk.com

Arts

Fine Line Art Gallery

This gallery’s mission is to promote the work of local artists. From paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel to prints, photography, pottery, and one-of-a-kind jewelry, it is a cooperative venture consisting of 12-16 award-winning artists who participate in its operation and host numerous shows and events each year. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm, or by appointment.

319 Main Street

203-266-0110

www.finelineartgallery-connecticut.com

The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation

This new foundation is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to advancing the careers of conservatory-trained operatic vocalists by offering a summer residency in vocal performance in the beautiful Litchfield Hills. Their Litchfield Hills Food, Wine and Opera Gala-A Musical Feast! was a huge success this summer, so we are looking forward to next summer’s repeat performance.
www.ctsummeropera.org

Eats

Dottie’s Diner

This vintage-inspired diner is one of the best breakfast spots in the corner. Enjoy perfect poached eggs, sausage, and crispy potatoes and a hot cup of coffee. Known for their delicious donuts, you can buy a dozen to take home. The place is always packed, but waiting times aren’t long. The staff is always cheerful and quick to respond to any request. It’s a great place to meet up with friends for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Open at 6am every day except Sunday, when they open at 7am. They stay open for dinner until 8:30pm on Tuesdays through Fridays.
 
740 Main Street South
Middle Quarter Mall
Woodbury
203.263.2516
www.dottiesdiner.com

El Camión Taco and Burrito Truck

This is the new kid on the block and definitely seems to be worth the visit. El Camión (Spanish for truck) currently serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas and plans to soon take advantage of locally grown produce. People are already lining up for the Truck’s fresh, healthy foods with bold flavors. Located in a parking lot near the intersection of Route 6 and 64 in Woodbury. Credit cards accepted.

917.608.8484
www.el-camion.com

Flanders Nature Center
Maple Sugar House

Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees at the nature center and around town. They have a lovely sugar house, which is open for tours.

Sugar House at Flanders Nature Center
and Land Trust
5 Church Hill Road
203.263.3711, ext. 12
www.flandersnaturecenter.org

Good News Café

Carole Peck’s focus on fresh, local ingredients coupled with exquisite meal presentation and impeccable wait staff, has made this restaurant a mecca for those who know what truly good food is all about. Examples of what you might find at this first rate restaurant include scrumptious seasonal (and vegetarian) dishes (wonderful soups and salads), unusual and intriguing dishes such as mixed game grille, consisting of quail, venison and wild boar. The interior is comfortable and elegant. The walls are decorated with an ever changing art exhibit. A must if you are in the area. Reservations.

694 Main Street South
203.266.4663
www.good-news-cafe.com

John’s Café

If a culinary adventure is what you’re looking for, head to John’s Café. This popular restaurant, situated in historic Woodbury, the antiquing capital of Connecticut, features fresh, innovative New American dishes, some with a Mediterranean flair. The Crispy Shoestring French Fries with White Truffle Oil and Parmigiano Cheese make a great starter, especially if you’re in sharing mode. The Mozzarella Bruschetta with Avocado, Pancetta, and Basil (with house-made mozzarella) is a light, savory appetizer, and the Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels with Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Hot Cherry Peppers, Garlic, and White Wine give you a pitch-perfect combination of tastes, both land and sea. With three kinds of delectable pizzas, as well as New England clam chowder, authentic Italian pasta dishes, and tasty seasonal salads, John’s can please just about any crowd you round up. Whether you order family style, choose the prix fixe special (appetizer, entrée, and dessert), or go with two appetizers and dessert, the friendly staff will make sure you’re happy. And don’t forget to try the dynamite house-made Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur—guaranteed to light up your night.

693 Main Street South
(Route 6)
Woodbury
203.263.0188
www.johnscafe.com

Labonne’s Market

With the feel of a larger supermarket, yet with the intimacy of a grocery store, Labonne’s manages to straddle the two by providing a well-organized shop where you can buy a range of foods. Their meat and fish department is extensive, with a large selection of prepared foods at their deli. They have a wide variety of made to order gift baskets starting at $25 and they can provide local delivery. They also sell fresh sushi made daily on the premises. Fairly nice bakery section.

238 Main Street South
203.263.1940
www.labonnes.com

New Morning Natural & Organic

We’ve all been waiting for them to finally move to their new, expanded location and it’s finally happened. You can pretty much find anything you are looking for if you are in the market for organic and natural foods, supplements, gifts, all natural skin care products, prepared foods, bulk grains, seeds and nuts, fresh produce, eco-friendly products, meats, and baked goods. Check their website for daily specials of ready-to-eat natural and organic foods served at The Provender, their prepared foods counter. They offer a range of classes and lectures as part of their mission to educate people on achieving a sustainable, healthy lifestyle (again, check their website as some of these classes require a fee and registration).

129 Main Street North
203.263.4868
www.newmorn.com

Ovens of France

If you appreciate tasty, fresh breads, pastries, pies, tarts, then you have reached the heavenly Ovens of France. They also make daily soups and great coffee. Most people tend to pick up the goodies and bring them home, but if you want to relax and indulge, you can sit at a table outside and savor a cup of fresh brewed coffee (their cappuccino is the best!) and a freshly made croissant.

660 Main Street South
203.263.2540

Woodbury Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 3 – 6 pm
July 7 – September

Hollow Park,
43 Hollow Road

Woodbury Sugarshed

Sugarhouse is open to the public. Saturdays and Sundays from the end of February through the end of March for maple syrup demonstration hours, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open daily year round. Phone ahead.  

41 Washington Road
203.263.4550
info@thefarmwoodbury.com
www.woodburysugarshed.com

Goods

Farm Fresh Home

From recycled industrial objects, refurbished furniture, and beautiful plates and glasses, as well as new, environmentally friendly, and local. Takes a bit of time to really see everything.

107 Main Street North (Route 6)
203.263.6400

Green Acres Agway

Adirondack chairs, garden supplies and pet food, all in one place.

www.greenacresbiz.com

Maison St. Germain

Woodbury may be known as the Antiques Capital of Connecticut—with its plethora of  great antiques shops specializing from French Canadian to 20th Century Modern—but one of our favorites is this unassuming and delightful vintage shop. It hosts an explosion of colors, shapes, and textures. You won’t walk away empty-handed once you peruse the space bursting with all things vintage— from painted furniture, art, clothing, kitchen items, jewelry, and home accessories, all at affordable prices. The mother/daughter team who run it are just as dynamic and creative. Not to be missed!

Middle Quarter Mall
738 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798
203.266.4223
www.MaisonStGermain.com

Monique Shay Antiques

For French Canadian antiques, this is the place to go. Six barns full of quality tables, armoires, cupboards and accessories.

920 Main Street South
203.263.3186
www.moniqueshay.com

The Golden Button

This Arts & Crafts Studio offers all sorts of classes and workshops to children and adults, such as painting, sewing, felting, crochet, and even healthy cooking. Many of their wonderful local artists teach the classes. The retail shop is full of beautiful handmade one of a kind pieces, where over 40 area artists sell their hand crafted wares. Kate Gorham, the owner—and an artist herself— has always supported local crafts people. Kate believes in “The Hand-Made Pledge” that states that you try to buy items that are hand-made or made in the United States whenever possible. “I opened this store to sell my own items but when the idea materialized I realized this is a great opportunity to develop an artist community.” The Golden Button’s focus is on inventory that is environmentally friendly, and uses recycled materials, including pottery, jewelry, soaps and lotions, knitted items, printed items, sewn items… as well as yarn, fibers and  different supplies for crafting and creating your favorite projects. Birthday Parties, Arts and Craft Showers, Bachelorette Parties and private seasonal parties can also be held there.

122 South Pomperaug Avenue
info@goldenbuttonshop.com
goldenbuttonshop.com

Landmarks

Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden

Set in historic Woodbury’s village center, the Glebe House Museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut. The simple but elegant 18th century farmhouse is furnished as the home of the Reverend John Marshall, who lived in here during the American war for Independence. In 1926, famed English horticultural designer and writer, Gertrude Jekyll was commissioned to plan an “old fashioned” garden to enhance the newly created museum.  The Glebe House garden includes 600 feet of classic English style mixed border and foundation plantings, a planted stone terrace, and an intimate rose allée.
49 Hollow Rd.
www.theglebehouse.org

 

Jabez Bacon House

The Jabez Bacon House is an architecturally significant three-story Georgian house built circa 1760 for the man reputed to be Connecticut’s first millionaire. Acknowledged as one of the finest 18th century houses in Connecticut, the Jabez Bacon house combines an extraordinary level of fine workmanship with well-preserved and uniquely beautiful features in superb original condition. Jabez Bacon was a self-made merchant who bought the property in Woodbury in 1758 at the age of 28.  He was a partner in the Derby Fishing Company, which owned ships and traded along the eastern seaboard.  Bacon had a store, now a private home next door, and was said to have sold supplies to the yankee peddlers for all of western Connecticut and into New York and Massachusetts.
30 Hollow Road
www.jabezbaconhouse.wordpress.com

Outdoors

Flanders Nature Center
Maple Sugar House

Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees at the nature center and around town. They have a lovely sugar house, which is open for tours.

Sugar House at Flanders Nature Center
and Land Trust
5 Church Hill Road
203.263.3711, ext. 12
www.flandersnaturecenter.org

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust was founded in 1963 by Natalie Van Vleck, artist, farmer, businesswoman and environmentalist. Her legacy is a vision become reality of a place where others could experience the beauty of art in nature, learn about the importance of protecting the environment and sustain the rural traditions of the land she loved. The Nature Center promotes the understanding and appreciation of nature and supports the conservation, preservation and management of natural resources. The Nature Center holds in trust more than 2,100 acres of open space in Woodbury, Bethlehem, Southbury and Middlebury, Connecticut, including seven nature preserves and sanctuaries. Each of the properties has its own character and attributes, from historic buildings, stone walls and marked trails to expansive vistas of woodlands, lakes, ponds, streams, fields and a bog. These pristine, undeveloped areas offer moments of reflection, relaxation and recreation.

596 Flanders Road
Woodbury

203.263.3711
www.flandersnaturecenter.org

Woodbury Ski and Skate Park

It is the closest Connecticut ski area to New York City and the largest tubing park close to Manhattan. Known as the first ski mountain to open in New England, the 100-acre property has 18 trails from five lifts, 20 tubing runs and four lifts, two of which are magic carpets, and night skiing. Lights and snowmaking on 0.36 miles of cross-country trails. This year-round ski destination offers down-hill skiing, snow tubing, snow boarding, cross-country skiing, and skateboarding. There is a ski shop and food service.

Rte. 47 in Woodbury
203.263.2213
203.263.2203
www.woodburyskiarea.com 

Woodbury Sugarshed

Sugarhouse is open to the public. Saturdays and Sundays from the end of February through the end of March for maple syrup demonstration hours, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open daily year round. Phone ahead.  

41 Washington Road
203.263.4550
info@thefarmwoodbury.com
www.woodburysugarshed.com

Pursuits

Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut

Alliance Française is a non-profit organization that promotes French culture and language. In addition to language lessons, they also offer cultural and economic discussions, French literature discussions, scholarship awards, language skill games, and lectures discussing French films. Membership is open to everyone interested in French. To become a member, contact them at the website below.
31 Parkland Drive
203.263.4096
www.afnwct.org

The Golden Button

The Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio is for people of all ages. Offering classes, workshops and custom events, it’s a warm and friendly place to be. From painting nights for adults (with cocktails and snacks) to children’s birthday parties, machine sewing classes, crochet, hand sewing, woodland arts, needle felting, and even family art nights, there’s something for everyone. The founder, Kate Gorham, is a painter and crafter, herself, working in many different mediums from paint to fibers. Kate always welcomes you with a smile, is very creative, and really fantastic with kids and adults. As a teaching artist, she passes on her passion and experience to her students inspiring them to create and enjoy the process. To sign up for classes or workshops, book an event, or to commision paintings, crochet items and other treasures from Kate, contact her at info@goldenbuttonshop.com. See our article on the studio here.

The Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio
122 South Pomeraug Avenue
Woodbury
203.910.9948
info@goldenbuttonshop.com
goldenbuttonshop.com