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Guidebook for Granby

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Guidebook for Granby

Local Restaurants and Eateries
Granby offers diverse cuisines including: Asian, American, Italian, Mexican, and Tapas.
8 MINUTES Everyone's Favorite - Google Review: Clean, good service, and background music did not intrude conversation or thinking.
Starbucks
10 Hartford Ave
8 MINUTES Everyone's Favorite - Google Review: Clean, good service, and background music did not intrude conversation or thinking.
9 MINUTES Rated "VERY GOOD" by the New York Times fine dining section critic Rand Richards Cooper. Travel Advisor: Sat nite - reservations suggested Pleased from start to finish! The service is lovely at The Barn. The entire staff is well-trained to serve you graciously. My husband ordered the hangar steak cooked to perfection. I had the lamb and it was a huge portion with lovely glazed carrots. I substituted the couscous for sautéed brussel sprouts, great decision for they were delicious. They also bring a lovely napkin pocket of bread with a dip - nice presentation for everything. We have enjoyed every meal here — high quality and lovely ambiance.
@ The Barn Restaurant
17 E Granby Rd
9 MINUTES Rated "VERY GOOD" by the New York Times fine dining section critic Rand Richards Cooper. Travel Advisor: Sat nite - reservations suggested Pleased from start to finish! The service is lovely at The Barn. The entire staff is well-trained to serve you graciously. My husband ordered the hangar steak cooked to perfection. I had the lamb and it was a huge portion with lovely glazed carrots. I substituted the couscous for sautéed brussel sprouts, great decision for they were delicious. They also bring a lovely napkin pocket of bread with a dip - nice presentation for everything. We have enjoyed every meal here — high quality and lovely ambiance.
9 MINUTES Trip Advisor: After a full day of garden work, we took our grandson to Wayback which is our favorite burger & shake place. Grandson & I had burgers - his was basic but, I decided to go with the sauteed onions and mushrooms - yum. Grandpa had his hot dog with everything on it. Milk Shakes are like Grandpa & I remember "back in the day" - thick & full of flavor. Grandson was interested in the "old" pictures on the wall, & it turned into a trip down memory lane for us, and a history lesson for him. As always, the staff are friendly & efficient, & the business is clean and comfortable.
Wayback Burgers
10 Hartford Ave
9 MINUTES Trip Advisor: After a full day of garden work, we took our grandson to Wayback which is our favorite burger & shake place. Grandson & I had burgers - his was basic but, I decided to go with the sauteed onions and mushrooms - yum. Grandpa had his hot dog with everything on it. Milk Shakes are like Grandpa & I remember "back in the day" - thick & full of flavor. Grandson was interested in the "old" pictures on the wall, & it turned into a trip down memory lane for us, and a history lesson for him. As always, the staff are friendly & efficient, & the business is clean and comfortable.
8 MINUTES Grass Roots is an artisan ice cream shop. They experiment constantly with countless flavors always tweaking and improving while using natural extracts, and real food to flavor our ice cream. Closed Sundays. Yelp: The most amazing ice cream place ever. Crazy flavors that actually make sense and some basic flavors as well. This is truly a special ice cream place. My wife and I drive 40mins just for this place and made sure it was our sons 1st experience with ice cream (it was also the first time we got him to use a spoon on his own). Everyone working here is always super friendly and the owner/ice cream magician is awesome. Love their t-shirt designs I get a new one every year.
Grassroots Ice Cream
4 Park Pl
8 MINUTES Grass Roots is an artisan ice cream shop. They experiment constantly with countless flavors always tweaking and improving while using natural extracts, and real food to flavor our ice cream. Closed Sundays. Yelp: The most amazing ice cream place ever. Crazy flavors that actually make sense and some basic flavors as well. This is truly a special ice cream place. My wife and I drive 40mins just for this place and made sure it was our sons 1st experience with ice cream (it was also the first time we got him to use a spoon on his own). Everyone working here is always super friendly and the owner/ice cream magician is awesome. Love their t-shirt designs I get a new one every year.
9 MINUTES Upscale Asian cuisine Small bar area. Yelp: As a former Southern California food critic, I have to say my New England choices for Asian cuisine have been plentiful but mostly disappointing--when we happened into Han Asian cuisine in Granby. This eatery was far and away the best Asian food we have had in six years in Connecticut. Owner James Chen is intimately involved in everything about his patrons' dining experience. James stopped by our table twice to make sure all was well and to approve our up-charge for pineapple rice, with our two Chinese dishes which were usually served with plain rice.I am totally confident in giving an unqualified recommendation to Han Asian Cuisine!
Han Asian Cuisine
10 Hartford Ave
9 MINUTES Upscale Asian cuisine Small bar area. Yelp: As a former Southern California food critic, I have to say my New England choices for Asian cuisine have been plentiful but mostly disappointing--when we happened into Han Asian cuisine in Granby. This eatery was far and away the best Asian food we have had in six years in Connecticut. Owner James Chen is intimately involved in everything about his patrons' dining experience. James stopped by our table twice to make sure all was well and to approve our up-charge for pineapple rice, with our two Chinese dishes which were usually served with plain rice.I am totally confident in giving an unqualified recommendation to Han Asian Cuisine!
10 MINUTES Great Ice Cream, farm zoo for all! Yelp: Don't let the remote location stop you from checking this place out-- the drive is scenic and serene! This place truly is as good as it gets. Freshness, flavor, large selection, gallons available, petting zoo, fair prices and sizes... but mostly I go for the supreme quality of the ice cream. The extra drive up to Granville is SO worth it. I mean, if you're gonna take on the calories in ice cream, it may as well be perfect right?!
Gran-Val Scoop
223 Granby Road
10 MINUTES Great Ice Cream, farm zoo for all! Yelp: Don't let the remote location stop you from checking this place out-- the drive is scenic and serene! This place truly is as good as it gets. Freshness, flavor, large selection, gallons available, petting zoo, fair prices and sizes... but mostly I go for the supreme quality of the ice cream. The extra drive up to Granville is SO worth it. I mean, if you're gonna take on the calories in ice cream, it may as well be perfect right?!
10 Minutes! 5 Star Trip Advisor Great time after time!! I have been here numerous times- with husband, other couples, elderly mom and her friend. The food has always been EXCELLENT. There really isn't a place in Granby or Southwick that compares to the quality of the meals. Time after time the meals have been consistently good. The food is full of flavor, portions are large, prices are less than some of the high end places in the area. The service is wonderful/friendly. They always greet us with a smile when we arrive and when we leave. I am not sure why some people are complaining. Everyone we see leaves very happy! We have had many things on the menu- the Shrimp Torino, wings (the biggest and best in the area, seriously), Pizza (love that I can build my own with the things that I like), the pasta dishes, the baked fish dinner, the sandwiches, etc., the list goes on. We have NEVER had a bad meal here. It is BYOB which makes it a nice affordable dinner option with friends. They will provide glasses or an ice bucket if requested. My only negative would be this place should NOT be considered a Pizza restaurant! Although they serve pizza and make deliveries they are so much more!!
Sotelo's Pizza & Restaurant
565 Salmon Brook St
10 Minutes! 5 Star Trip Advisor Great time after time!! I have been here numerous times- with husband, other couples, elderly mom and her friend. The food has always been EXCELLENT. There really isn't a place in Granby or Southwick that compares to the quality of the meals. Time after time the meals have been consistently good. The food is full of flavor, portions are large, prices are less than some of the high end places in the area. The service is wonderful/friendly. They always greet us with a smile when we arrive and when we leave. I am not sure why some people are complaining. Everyone we see leaves very happy! We have had many things on the menu- the Shrimp Torino, wings (the biggest and best in the area, seriously), Pizza (love that I can build my own with the things that I like), the pasta dishes, the baked fish dinner, the sandwiches, etc., the list goes on. We have NEVER had a bad meal here. It is BYOB which makes it a nice affordable dinner option with friends. They will provide glasses or an ice bucket if requested. My only negative would be this place should NOT be considered a Pizza restaurant! Although they serve pizza and make deliveries they are so much more!!
7 MINUTES Plant based Eats, Sweets, & Treats! 100% vegan, gluten free, organic/non gmo, soy & peanut free. We are primarily a grab n' go with hot soups, made to order salads, sandwiches, and juices. We have a cooler case full of prepared eats. Don't forget about our Sweeties, our mini cupcakes! Full size cupcakes and cakes are available by special order with 72 hours notice.
The Sweet Beet
498 Salmon Brook St
7 MINUTES Plant based Eats, Sweets, & Treats! 100% vegan, gluten free, organic/non gmo, soy & peanut free. We are primarily a grab n' go with hot soups, made to order salads, sandwiches, and juices. We have a cooler case full of prepared eats. Don't forget about our Sweeties, our mini cupcakes! Full size cupcakes and cakes are available by special order with 72 hours notice.
9 MINUTES 25 Years and Family Owned Lox Stock and Bagel began in West Hartford in 1990 by Tom and Nancy Bryant when their boys were young. Now 25 years later, the whole family is involved in running all three Lox Stock and Bagels. Visit one of our three locations for the freshest oven-baked bagels you’ve ever tasted. We always give a Bakers’ Dozen! You can choose from a tempting variety of traditional bagel flavors such as sesame, plain, poppy, onion or egg. Or you can try some of our famous specialty bagels such as cheddar cheese, chocolate chip or our double dipped everything bagel! We also feature fresh 100% Columbian coffees.
Lox Stock & Bagels
10 Hartford Ave
9 MINUTES 25 Years and Family Owned Lox Stock and Bagel began in West Hartford in 1990 by Tom and Nancy Bryant when their boys were young. Now 25 years later, the whole family is involved in running all three Lox Stock and Bagels. Visit one of our three locations for the freshest oven-baked bagels you’ve ever tasted. We always give a Bakers’ Dozen! You can choose from a tempting variety of traditional bagel flavors such as sesame, plain, poppy, onion or egg. Or you can try some of our famous specialty bagels such as cheddar cheese, chocolate chip or our double dipped everything bagel! We also feature fresh 100% Columbian coffees.
9 MINUTES Yelp Review: Count me as one that was skeptical. Good Mexican food in Granby? But we came here recently, and my dining companion declared it better than Puerto Vallarta (a pretty good mini-chain). Strong words. There's a lot to like about this place. Good service, nice atmosphere, family-friendly, yet still enough for adults to indulge. A big and varied menu. I really enjoyed the Rancho burrito. Filled with good ground beef, it was really tasty, particularly with the guacamole in ample supply. One dining companion had a shrimp dish -- another big hit. While another got a chicken dish that was almost a like a Chicken Marsala with mushrooms. It was delicious.
Rancho Viejo
9 Bank St
9 MINUTES Yelp Review: Count me as one that was skeptical. Good Mexican food in Granby? But we came here recently, and my dining companion declared it better than Puerto Vallarta (a pretty good mini-chain). Strong words. There's a lot to like about this place. Good service, nice atmosphere, family-friendly, yet still enough for adults to indulge. A big and varied menu. I really enjoyed the Rancho burrito. Filled with good ground beef, it was really tasty, particularly with the guacamole in ample supply. One dining companion had a shrimp dish -- another big hit. While another got a chicken dish that was almost a like a Chicken Marsala with mushrooms. It was delicious.
12 MINUTES Yelp: Ladies and gents, I give you the best Ramen in the state of CT. A title recently held by another (in my mind at least) the crown has now passed to Tiger Belly Located in a little unassuming strip mall in the middle of nowhere Tiger Belly serves "The Darkness" their name for a bowl of Ramen that has so much depth and so much flavor that you don't mind driving to nowhere to get it. I shall return a few hundred times!
Tiger Belly Noodle Bar
9 Mill Pond Rd
12 MINUTES Yelp: Ladies and gents, I give you the best Ramen in the state of CT. A title recently held by another (in my mind at least) the crown has now passed to Tiger Belly Located in a little unassuming strip mall in the middle of nowhere Tiger Belly serves "The Darkness" their name for a bowl of Ramen that has so much depth and so much flavor that you don't mind driving to nowhere to get it. I shall return a few hundred times!
11 MINUTES Drive Thru now open! DD needs no explanation! :) Google Review: Clean, not busy & staff make the correct orders when you order coffee. The prices are reasonable & your in & out in no time. This is exclusive to the Granby DD.
Dunkin' Donuts
7 Mill Pond Rd
11 MINUTES Drive Thru now open! DD needs no explanation! :) Google Review: Clean, not busy & staff make the correct orders when you order coffee. The prices are reasonable & your in & out in no time. This is exclusive to the Granby DD.
15 MINUTES Yelp Review: Oh. Wow. I was blown away by the quality donuts here. Everything is so fresh and dense and HUGE. These donuts are monstrous. Do not come here if you're watching your diet. But then again, I highly suggest you stop the diet for a morning and treat yourself...because every calorie is worth it. Seriously. Get in your car. NOW! Every donut here is excellent. The glazed crullers are by far the best.
Mrs Murphy's Donuts
538 College Hwy
15 MINUTES Yelp Review: Oh. Wow. I was blown away by the quality donuts here. Everything is so fresh and dense and HUGE. These donuts are monstrous. Do not come here if you're watching your diet. But then again, I highly suggest you stop the diet for a morning and treat yourself...because every calorie is worth it. Seriously. Get in your car. NOW! Every donut here is excellent. The glazed crullers are by far the best.
9 MINUTES Longtime​ Granby favorite! Yelp: We have been eating at NE Pizza for 13+ years. The staff is the best. Always friendly and courteous. The food is consistently good and made fresh. Best homemade soup in the area.
New England Pizza & Restaurant
518 Salmon Brook St
9 MINUTES Longtime​ Granby favorite! Yelp: We have been eating at NE Pizza for 13+ years. The staff is the best. Always friendly and courteous. The food is consistently good and made fresh. Best homemade soup in the area.
8 Minutes Stir-Fried Ice Cream Yelp: Friendly Service and a fun experience. The ice cream was delicious. You get to pick your flavor and they create it right in front of you. Kids loved it. I will be returning back
Icy Rolls Granby
10 Hartford Ave
8 Minutes Stir-Fried Ice Cream Yelp: Friendly Service and a fun experience. The ice cream was delicious. You get to pick your flavor and they create it right in front of you. Kids loved it. I will be returning back
6 Minutes Travel Advisor: Family-Owned & Run, Delicious Breakfast Spot! We love this place! Love the quirky decorations & friendly staff, and have not been disappointed yet with the awesome breakfasts they serve. They're only open Thursday-Sunday until 1. My husband ordered Renee's Special, eggs Benedict on homemade hash; he chose the special Pork hash. I had a delicious omelet. We brought home French toast for my daughter; the slices were between 1.5 - 2 inches thick! Looked very good.
Dave's Restaurant
569 Salmon Brook St
6 Minutes Travel Advisor: Family-Owned & Run, Delicious Breakfast Spot! We love this place! Love the quirky decorations & friendly staff, and have not been disappointed yet with the awesome breakfasts they serve. They're only open Thursday-Sunday until 1. My husband ordered Renee's Special, eggs Benedict on homemade hash; he chose the special Pork hash. I had a delicious omelet. We brought home French toast for my daughter; the slices were between 1.5 - 2 inches thick! Looked very good.
8 Minutes ~ Open Table Review - From the moment we entered LaFigata, we were impressed by the décor, warm welcome and overall vibe of the bustling restaurant and welcoming aroma. We were seated almost immediately and our waitress (Natalie) was immediately attentive and knowledgeable. We had the meatball appetizer (will definitely have that again!), a white pizza and the Bolognese - all were excellent! We finished with carrot cake for dessert with a dessert coffee. This will be a regular dinner spot for us for sure! Well done!!
La Figata
9 Bank St
8 Minutes ~ Open Table Review - From the moment we entered LaFigata, we were impressed by the décor, warm welcome and overall vibe of the bustling restaurant and welcoming aroma. We were seated almost immediately and our waitress (Natalie) was immediately attentive and knowledgeable. We had the meatball appetizer (will definitely have that again!), a white pizza and the Bolognese - all were excellent! We finished with carrot cake for dessert with a dessert coffee. This will be a regular dinner spot for us for sure! Well done!!
8 minutes - Highly rated restaurant group in the Granby area.
Verdura Tapas & Wine Bar
10 Hartford Avenue
8 minutes - Highly rated restaurant group in the Granby area.
Wonderful lunches, Homespun atmosphere, friendly talkative staff!
Lost Acres Orchard
130 Lost Acres Road
Wonderful lunches, Homespun atmosphere, friendly talkative staff!
Drinks & Nightlife
Lots of Craft Brew, Wineries and Taverns near by!
10 MINUTES Local favorite with great craft beer. Yelp: I've visited this place 3 or 4 times in the last year or two and have been impressed each time. There's a nice deck in back for outdoor dining or beer drinking, and the inside has a lively bar with high-top tables and a quieter side dining room. Service is reliably pleasant and professional, and the pub food (nachos, sandwiches, pizza) is great. They also take pride in preparing some creative dinner meals, which are excellent (last night we had the special: portabella "steaks". with mashed root vegetables (delicious), as well as a grilled romaine salad (nice, but a bit under-grilled for my taste).
Cambridge House Brew Pub
357 Salmon Brook Street
10 MINUTES Local favorite with great craft beer. Yelp: I've visited this place 3 or 4 times in the last year or two and have been impressed each time. There's a nice deck in back for outdoor dining or beer drinking, and the inside has a lively bar with high-top tables and a quieter side dining room. Service is reliably pleasant and professional, and the pub food (nachos, sandwiches, pizza) is great. They also take pride in preparing some creative dinner meals, which are excellent (last night we had the special: portabella "steaks". with mashed root vegetables (delicious), as well as a grilled romaine salad (nice, but a bit under-grilled for my taste).
5 MINUTES Antique colonial setting with Tavern. Great pizza and Italian menu. Facebook: 4.9 of 5 stars 47 reviews. Trip Advisor Review: The Coach Stop Is Really Worth It! Great pick. Comfortable, friendly, great staff. The food is excellent. Everyone at our table was pleased. Compliments on the prime rib. I had the Barramundi Roulades and they were delicious. The portions are huge. Bread basket great. Wine list reasonable. These folks are quality oriented. Share a carrot cake! We will go back.
The Coach Stop
6 Hartland Blvd
5 MINUTES Antique colonial setting with Tavern. Great pizza and Italian menu. Facebook: 4.9 of 5 stars 47 reviews. Trip Advisor Review: The Coach Stop Is Really Worth It! Great pick. Comfortable, friendly, great staff. The food is excellent. Everyone at our table was pleased. Compliments on the prime rib. I had the Barramundi Roulades and they were delicious. The portions are huge. Bread basket great. Wine list reasonable. These folks are quality oriented. Share a carrot cake! We will go back.
6 MINUTES Voted 3rd Best Farm Winery in CT! These folks that have worked hard to produce a great product in a lovely setting. Lost Acres Vineyard is located in North Granby CT. In the 1700's Lost Acres was a political no-man's land known as "the Wedge." In the early 1800's, the Wedge's free spirited, independent minded, cider distilling hill farmers populated the area. Owners Kevin Riggott and Michelle Niedermeyer, have extended this tradition into grape wine. The essence of Lost Acres Vineyard is farming - wine is made in the field. A former apple orchard, Lost Acres Vineyard reclaimed this land which now contributes to the agricultural spirit and the natural beauty of Granby.
Lost Acres Vineyard
80 Lost Acres Road
6 MINUTES Voted 3rd Best Farm Winery in CT! These folks that have worked hard to produce a great product in a lovely setting. Lost Acres Vineyard is located in North Granby CT. In the 1700's Lost Acres was a political no-man's land known as "the Wedge." In the early 1800's, the Wedge's free spirited, independent minded, cider distilling hill farmers populated the area. Owners Kevin Riggott and Michelle Niedermeyer, have extended this tradition into grape wine. The essence of Lost Acres Vineyard is farming - wine is made in the field. A former apple orchard, Lost Acres Vineyard reclaimed this land which now contributes to the agricultural spirit and the natural beauty of Granby.
16 MINUTES Yelp: The Westfield River Brewing Co. has everything a proper New England establishment should offer. Great brews, awesome food, and a location w/seasonal views for travelers. The atmosphere was awesome, it's an old post and beam barn with many nooks and crannies, you could be as intimate or social as you pleased. It made me picture an old New England tavern. The beers were amazing, we tried their pumpkin seasonal, their Mexican lager and their stout. The stout, in particular, was amazing.
Westfield River Brewing Company
707 College Hwy
16 MINUTES Yelp: The Westfield River Brewing Co. has everything a proper New England establishment should offer. Great brews, awesome food, and a location w/seasonal views for travelers. The atmosphere was awesome, it's an old post and beam barn with many nooks and crannies, you could be as intimate or social as you pleased. It made me picture an old New England tavern. The beers were amazing, we tried their pumpkin seasonal, their Mexican lager and their stout. The stout, in particular, was amazing.
22 Minutes ~ 4.8 Stars on Google Reviews - Great beer. Love the hammer of the gods beer series. Palate mallet is superb. Great all year round beer offerings and the seasonal specials are not to be missed. The employees are helpful and friendly. The renovated tap room is much roomier and more comfortable than the old room. Keep up the good work.
Back East Brewing Company
1296 Blue Hills Ave
22 Minutes ~ 4.8 Stars on Google Reviews - Great beer. Love the hammer of the gods beer series. Palate mallet is superb. Great all year round beer offerings and the seasonal specials are not to be missed. The employees are helpful and friendly. The renovated tap room is much roomier and more comfortable than the old room. Keep up the good work.
29 Minutes ~ 4.6 Stars Google Reviews - Connecticut brew house with several interesting craft offerings. In particular, the milk stout and the Irish Red are really above average and they're worth trying if you're in the area. Evan, the bartender, enhanced the experience. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy and run down, but if you can't ignore that, it's worth the stop. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
Thomas Hooker Brewery
16 Tobey Rd
29 Minutes ~ 4.6 Stars Google Reviews - Connecticut brew house with several interesting craft offerings. In particular, the milk stout and the Irish Red are really above average and they're worth trying if you're in the area. Evan, the bartender, enhanced the experience. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy and run down, but if you can't ignore that, it's worth the stop. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
9 Minutes Review: FANTASTIC food and GREAT customer service. we got a spicy crispy chicken sandwich with cheese which was superb; you can get the chicken flavored in a variety of sauces. all sandwiches come with fries, tater tots, or onion rings. the fries were great. we also got their italian sub, which they basically make as a giant sandwich (serves like 8) and slices it into individual prices (you can also buy the whole giant sammi!), so that sub is not customizable but they have individual sandwiches you can order to your specifications. mac n cheese was also tasty. DECENT PRICES for the area. WE WILL BE BACK!
Four Dads Pub
18 Hartford Avenue
9 Minutes Review: FANTASTIC food and GREAT customer service. we got a spicy crispy chicken sandwich with cheese which was superb; you can get the chicken flavored in a variety of sauces. all sandwiches come with fries, tater tots, or onion rings. the fries were great. we also got their italian sub, which they basically make as a giant sandwich (serves like 8) and slices it into individual prices (you can also buy the whole giant sammi!), so that sub is not customizable but they have individual sandwiches you can order to your specifications. mac n cheese was also tasty. DECENT PRICES for the area. WE WILL BE BACK!
Parks & Nature
1 MINUTE Views for miles and miles! Walking trails just .5 miles from Windy Top. Review: North Granby’s Mountain Road is decidedly not flat. While driving up it, I began to think, “Hm. This could be a problem.” There is a pullout for hiker parking at the trailhead and whoa. The view! Of all the trailheads in Connecticut, this one may have the best view. This is facing northeast and one can see Springfield and the Mt. Tom Range in Massachusetts and a huge swatch of the Connecticut River Valley.
Mary Edwards Mountain Property
200 Mountain Rd
1 MINUTE Views for miles and miles! Walking trails just .5 miles from Windy Top. Review: North Granby’s Mountain Road is decidedly not flat. While driving up it, I began to think, “Hm. This could be a problem.” There is a pullout for hiker parking at the trailhead and whoa. The view! Of all the trailheads in Connecticut, this one may have the best view. This is facing northeast and one can see Springfield and the Mt. Tom Range in Massachusetts and a huge swatch of the Connecticut River Valley.
25 MINUTES The 165-foot-tall (50 m) Heublein Tower (pronounced HIGH-bline) located in Talcott Mountain State Park in Connecticut (USA) provides panoramic views of the Hartford skyline and the Farmington River Valley that are particularly spectacular in the fall. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
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Heublein Tower
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25 MINUTES The 165-foot-tall (50 m) Heublein Tower (pronounced HIGH-bline) located in Talcott Mountain State Park in Connecticut (USA) provides panoramic views of the Hartford skyline and the Farmington River Valley that are particularly spectacular in the fall. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
42 MILES Kent Falls State Park is a public recreation area located in the town of Kent, Connecticut, within the Litchfield Hills region of the southern Berkshires. The state park is home to Kent Falls, a series of waterfalls on Falls Brook, a tributary of the Housatonic River. The falls drop 250 feet in under a quarter mile. The largest cascade drops more than 70 feet into a reflecting pool, before traveling over the lesser falls.
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Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road
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42 MILES Kent Falls State Park is a public recreation area located in the town of Kent, Connecticut, within the Litchfield Hills region of the southern Berkshires. The state park is home to Kent Falls, a series of waterfalls on Falls Brook, a tributary of the Housatonic River. The falls drop 250 feet in under a quarter mile. The largest cascade drops more than 70 feet into a reflecting pool, before traveling over the lesser falls.
8 MINUTES Over 4400 acres of wildlife refuge. Just an 8 minute drive ( and a 1-minute walk) from Windy Top. The McLean Game Refuge is a nature preserve with the overwhelming majority of the land being in the town of Granby. The Refuge is known as a beautiful and prolific birdwatching site. Many species of birds including pileated woodpecker, blue-headed vireo, winter wren, hermit thrush and Blackburnian warbler are commonly seen. Vegetation in the area varies with the terrain, but can include chestnut, oak, beech, birch, maple, and hemlock. Shrubs include huckleberry, blueberry, and mountain laurel. There are over 20 miles of hiking trails as well as two horse trails.
McLean Game Refuge
Salmon Brook Street
8 MINUTES Over 4400 acres of wildlife refuge. Just an 8 minute drive ( and a 1-minute walk) from Windy Top. The McLean Game Refuge is a nature preserve with the overwhelming majority of the land being in the town of Granby. The Refuge is known as a beautiful and prolific birdwatching site. Many species of birds including pileated woodpecker, blue-headed vireo, winter wren, hermit thrush and Blackburnian warbler are commonly seen. Vegetation in the area varies with the terrain, but can include chestnut, oak, beech, birch, maple, and hemlock. Shrubs include huckleberry, blueberry, and mountain laurel. There are over 20 miles of hiking trails as well as two horse trails.
5 MINUTES The Diamond Ledges are located in McLeans Game Refuge near the Holcomb Farm so there is no camping. There are no access issues here because I don't think people are aware that anyone climbs there. I don't see any problems as long as you respect the rock and respect the land. The motto for this area is "Take only pictures, leave only footprints." The wall is about 50 feet high and you can TR from several locations. Very secluded location, Typically Shady. It's granite with an excellent Arete. 20 West to Simsbury Road, then onto Broad Hill Road. Follow Broad Hill Road until it turns to dirt. Park in the first large parking lot on left. Then walk back across the road into the woods.
Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Rd
5 MINUTES The Diamond Ledges are located in McLeans Game Refuge near the Holcomb Farm so there is no camping. There are no access issues here because I don't think people are aware that anyone climbs there. I don't see any problems as long as you respect the rock and respect the land. The motto for this area is "Take only pictures, leave only footprints." The wall is about 50 feet high and you can TR from several locations. Very secluded location, Typically Shady. It's granite with an excellent Arete. 20 West to Simsbury Road, then onto Broad Hill Road. Follow Broad Hill Road until it turns to dirt. Park in the first large parking lot on left. Then walk back across the road into the woods.
Drake Hill Flower Bridge
Salmon Brook Park
Essentials ~ Groceries - Liqour - Drug Store - Walk-in Clinic
All the basic needs are just a few minutes away.
9 MINUTES Great selections including a salad bar. Google Review: This is an awesome market. We typically stop here when we are traveling from RI to NY. The bathrooms are typically clean which is a core metric for my reviews. The fresh market typically has a nice selection of healthy to not so healthy food that is easy to take on the road. As far as shelf goods it’s a typical market. Good selection and never a long wait to get checked out. Highly recommend stopping here for a quick break and refresher!
Geissler's Supermarket
9 Bank Street
9 MINUTES Great selections including a salad bar. Google Review: This is an awesome market. We typically stop here when we are traveling from RI to NY. The bathrooms are typically clean which is a core metric for my reviews. The fresh market typically has a nice selection of healthy to not so healthy food that is easy to take on the road. As far as shelf goods it’s a typical market. Good selection and never a long wait to get checked out. Highly recommend stopping here for a quick break and refresher!
9 MINUTES Extraordinary family-owned hardware store since the 1930s. Yelp: This is a great hardware store. Very friendly and knowledgeable. It's small but that carry a lot of things and if they don't have something they are more than happy to order it for you and call when it comes in.
Beman True Value Hardware
20 Hartford Ave
9 MINUTES Extraordinary family-owned hardware store since the 1930s. Yelp: This is a great hardware store. Very friendly and knowledgeable. It's small but that carry a lot of things and if they don't have something they are more than happy to order it for you and call when it comes in.
10 MINUTES - Walk in Urgent Care Clinic. Google Review: The staff from the receptionists to the doctors are all friendly and were very helpful!! Best place to go hands down and there is never a huge wait. Highly recommend them!!
Doctors Treatment Center The
7 Mill Pond Rd
10 MINUTES - Walk in Urgent Care Clinic. Google Review: The staff from the receptionists to the doctors are all friendly and were very helpful!! Best place to go hands down and there is never a huge wait. Highly recommend them!!
10 Minutes - Yelp: We were in the area and needed some last minute party favors. Their tequila and whiskey selection was well stocked with variety and affordably priced. What did surprise me though was their choice in beer. Like Jess L. mentioned, they have a random selection of CT beers as well as regional beers. I do recall seeing offerings I wouldn't normally come across, say in Greater Hartford stores. Be smart and poke around as the beer selection is scattered-- maybe you'll even be rewarded with a rare find. If all else fails, talk to the staff -- they are knowledgeable and friendly.
Wine Etc.
8 Mill Pond Rd
10 Minutes - Yelp: We were in the area and needed some last minute party favors. Their tequila and whiskey selection was well stocked with variety and affordably priced. What did surprise me though was their choice in beer. Like Jess L. mentioned, they have a random selection of CT beers as well as regional beers. I do recall seeing offerings I wouldn't normally come across, say in Greater Hartford stores. Be smart and poke around as the beer selection is scattered-- maybe you'll even be rewarded with a rare find. If all else fails, talk to the staff -- they are knowledgeable and friendly.
8 Minutes - Beer Advocate: I can't recommend this place strongly enough. Is it small? Yes. Does it have the biggest beer selection you'll ever see? No. Does it have a great selection of unique beers and the best service I've ever had in a liquor store? 100% yes. I'd been primarily frequenting another much larger store for years for no other reason than it was close and big. A friend referred me to Village Cork & Keg and there's been no turning back. Think boutique vs. Walmart. Sean (owner) knows his stuff and loves talking beer (and other spirits) with his customers. He's put me onto some good stuff, all of which is competitively priced.
Village Cork & Keg
10 Hartford Ave
8 Minutes - Beer Advocate: I can't recommend this place strongly enough. Is it small? Yes. Does it have the biggest beer selection you'll ever see? No. Does it have a great selection of unique beers and the best service I've ever had in a liquor store? 100% yes. I'd been primarily frequenting another much larger store for years for no other reason than it was close and big. A friend referred me to Village Cork & Keg and there's been no turning back. Think boutique vs. Walmart. Sean (owner) knows his stuff and loves talking beer (and other spirits) with his customers. He's put me onto some good stuff, all of which is competitively priced.
8 Minutes - Yelp: Went here searching for some Dogfish Pennsylvania Tuxedo, and was very pleasantly surprised with the selection of beer. While the space is a touch small, their selection is very diverse, with numerous beers that are harder to find. The employee I spoke to was very friendly and helpful. This is definitely my new beer store.
Granby Liquor World
9 Bank St
8 Minutes - Yelp: Went here searching for some Dogfish Pennsylvania Tuxedo, and was very pleasantly surprised with the selection of beer. While the space is a touch small, their selection is very diverse, with numerous beers that are harder to find. The employee I spoke to was very friendly and helpful. This is definitely my new beer store.
15 Minutes Review: Stopped in on Saturday for the first time. Wow. My husband and I walked around checking out the whole store. Love that the store is so bright and the aisle are wide. The meat and fish department are really nice and everything looks fresh. As a lover of cheese they have so many different kinds. They even had Boursin pepper cheese my husbands favorite and a hard cheese to find. They have a tomato bar! This will definitely be our new go to place to shop!
Big Y World Class Market
1313 Hopmeadow Street
15 Minutes Review: Stopped in on Saturday for the first time. Wow. My husband and I walked around checking out the whole store. Love that the store is so bright and the aisle are wide. The meat and fish department are really nice and everything looks fresh. As a lover of cheese they have so many different kinds. They even had Boursin pepper cheese my husbands favorite and a hard cheese to find. They have a tomato bar! This will definitely be our new go to place to shop!
Shopping
9 MINUTES Classic New England mill pond village with Christmas Shop and Gift Store. Yelp: Enjoyed our spontaneous visit here while driving home from Massachusetts. Very quaint setting with lots of outdoor garden sculptures & furniture (Adirondack chairs, etc.). Multiple gift shop buildings selling country decor, soaps, ladies clothing, jewelry, Vera Bradley, Alex & Ani, children's toys, furniture, clocks, replica vintage tin signs and much more. I enjoyed the Christmas building the most...very impressive. Department 56 villages, Christopher Radko, Steinbach nutcrackers, large selection of mangers, string lights, wreaths, tree toppers, decorations, etc.
Old Mill Pond Village
383 Salmon Brook St
9 MINUTES Classic New England mill pond village with Christmas Shop and Gift Store. Yelp: Enjoyed our spontaneous visit here while driving home from Massachusetts. Very quaint setting with lots of outdoor garden sculptures & furniture (Adirondack chairs, etc.). Multiple gift shop buildings selling country decor, soaps, ladies clothing, jewelry, Vera Bradley, Alex & Ani, children's toys, furniture, clocks, replica vintage tin signs and much more. I enjoyed the Christmas building the most...very impressive. Department 56 villages, Christopher Radko, Steinbach nutcrackers, large selection of mangers, string lights, wreaths, tree toppers, decorations, etc.
8 MINUTES Fine country bakery just minutes away. Famous Granby orchard with cafe, hot apple cider in season, pick your own apples. In 2012, due to growing demand, the building was expanded, including the porch, which now wraps around the end towards the orchard. Lunch is served on the porch from May through October, featuring soups, salads, panini, quiche, decadent desserts and more. Whenever possible, it is a true farm to table experience - with fresh herbs and veggies from the garden and fruits from the orchard making their way on to lunch plates within hours - or sometimes minutes - of harvest.
Lost Acres Orchard
130 Lost Acres Road
8 MINUTES Fine country bakery just minutes away. Famous Granby orchard with cafe, hot apple cider in season, pick your own apples. In 2012, due to growing demand, the building was expanded, including the porch, which now wraps around the end towards the orchard. Lunch is served on the porch from May through October, featuring soups, salads, panini, quiche, decadent desserts and more. Whenever possible, it is a true farm to table experience - with fresh herbs and veggies from the garden and fruits from the orchard making their way on to lunch plates within hours - or sometimes minutes - of harvest.
5 MINUTES Fresh vegetables, famous for specialty garlic and tomatoes. Yelp: A very nice farmstand in the Granby countryside. Yes, garlic is all over the place, (the aroma of garlic and fresh basil was intoxicating) but we also saw veggies of every description - tomatoes (regular and heirloom), peppers, onions, zucchini, eggplant, corn, leeks. We also saw some very nice peaches and artisan bread. The real star of the show was the gent (had to be an owner) who was manning the store today. We told him this was our first time here, and he carefully explained how the store was laid out - freshly picked stuff up front, three day picked stuff over there, etc .
The Garlic Farm
76 Simsbury Road
5 MINUTES Fresh vegetables, famous for specialty garlic and tomatoes. Yelp: A very nice farmstand in the Granby countryside. Yes, garlic is all over the place, (the aroma of garlic and fresh basil was intoxicating) but we also saw veggies of every description - tomatoes (regular and heirloom), peppers, onions, zucchini, eggplant, corn, leeks. We also saw some very nice peaches and artisan bread. The real star of the show was the gent (had to be an owner) who was manning the store today. We told him this was our first time here, and he carefully explained how the store was laid out - freshly picked stuff up front, three day picked stuff over there, etc .
12 MINUTES Grocery, wine, prepared meals...Classic New England Country Store. Famous for its gourmet brand of aged cheese. Yelp: The Granville Store has something for everyone. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The most delicious Cheese you will eat by far. (extra sharp is a tangy, smooth treat.) We tried a variety of foods and everything was good including coffee and desserts freshly made. Best Oatmeal cookies and Mac n Cheese! A few tables inside but there was a picnic table across on the Green, couldn't ask for a better New England atmosphere. Well worth the drive to step back in time, enjoy good eats and relax.
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Granville Country Store
11 Granby Road
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12 MINUTES Grocery, wine, prepared meals...Classic New England Country Store. Famous for its gourmet brand of aged cheese. Yelp: The Granville Store has something for everyone. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The most delicious Cheese you will eat by far. (extra sharp is a tangy, smooth treat.) We tried a variety of foods and everything was good including coffee and desserts freshly made. Best Oatmeal cookies and Mac n Cheese! A few tables inside but there was a picnic table across on the Green, couldn't ask for a better New England atmosphere. Well worth the drive to step back in time, enjoy good eats and relax.
13 MINUTES Old fashioned toy store with very few if any battery operated toys. Family owned since the 1940s. Yelp: This toy store looks far smaller than it is. It's like entering a vortex and you're sucked in by all the amazingly wonderful products they have to offer. Toys your parents played with. Educational science and circuit board kits. Puzzles. Board games. Crafting kits for the fiber and wood arts. Art supplies. More dress up clothes than I've seen in a long time, and all of them high quality. Lego, musical instruments etc. Necker's focuses on toys that encourage imaginative play and growth, something we don't see enough of these days with all the electronic gadgets and batteries!
Necker's Toyland
1591 Hopmeadow St
13 MINUTES Old fashioned toy store with very few if any battery operated toys. Family owned since the 1940s. Yelp: This toy store looks far smaller than it is. It's like entering a vortex and you're sucked in by all the amazingly wonderful products they have to offer. Toys your parents played with. Educational science and circuit board kits. Puzzles. Board games. Crafting kits for the fiber and wood arts. Art supplies. More dress up clothes than I've seen in a long time, and all of them high quality. Lego, musical instruments etc. Necker's focuses on toys that encourage imaginative play and growth, something we don't see enough of these days with all the electronic gadgets and batteries!
10 MINUTES Everyone loves Cumby's! Great gas prices, convenience store with great coffee and hot food self-service.
Cumberland Farms
19 Hartford Ave
10 MINUTES Everyone loves Cumby's! Great gas prices, convenience store with great coffee and hot food self-service.
4 MINUTES Sweet Pea Dairy Store. Cow & Goat milk. Fresh eggs. Self service.. make your own change! Granby Classic! Corn Maze in the Fall!
Hayes Dairy
151 East St
4 MINUTES Sweet Pea Dairy Store. Cow & Goat milk. Fresh eggs. Self service.. make your own change! Granby Classic! Corn Maze in the Fall!
11 MINUTES One of the finest nursery/ garden centers in the area in season. The spring market is mid-April to late June. The fall market is mid-September to Halloween. Check Facebook for more information.
Meadow View Farm
120 College Hwy
11 MINUTES One of the finest nursery/ garden centers in the area in season. The spring market is mid-April to late June. The fall market is mid-September to Halloween. Check Facebook for more information.
7 MINUTES Our History: In June of 2010 Allen and Becky Clark purchased the 75-acre orchard from Hal and Nora Law. Since 2010, Allen and Becky have continued to honor what the Law family had begun, after several months, the rehabilitation of the Apple Store and the Creamery have been completed, this farming family’s dream has come true. We offer: Farm to Table Cafe & Catering, 2017 CSA Farm Share, Our Bakery, Ice Cream Land & The Orchard
Bushy Hill Orchard
29 Bushy Hill Road
7 MINUTES Our History: In June of 2010 Allen and Becky Clark purchased the 75-acre orchard from Hal and Nora Law. Since 2010, Allen and Becky have continued to honor what the Law family had begun, after several months, the rehabilitation of the Apple Store and the Creamery have been completed, this farming family’s dream has come true. We offer: Farm to Table Cafe & Catering, 2017 CSA Farm Share, Our Bakery, Ice Cream Land & The Orchard
7 MINUTES Come visit our farm where we make some of New England's finest maple syrup and other maple products.Organically grown fruit and vegetables during harvest available, including Pick-Your-Own.Website: www.sweetwindfarm.net
Sweet Wind Farm
339 S Rd
7 MINUTES Come visit our farm where we make some of New England's finest maple syrup and other maple products.Organically grown fruit and vegetables during harvest available, including Pick-Your-Own.Website: www.sweetwindfarm.net
11 MINUTES On 50 acres in the center of Granby, CT, Maple View Farm is home to horses, cows, goats, pigs and chickens in addition to the farmers who, for 3 generations, have lived on and farmed the property. Founded in 1950, the farm has been a dairy, provided pony rides and today continues to board horses, offer horseback riding lessons and weekly summer sessions to kids. The pastured-based operation provides meat, veggies, eggs and other local products to their neighbors through the Farm Store on the property. The Boglis are committed to taking care of their 50 acres of land in the center of town so it can be farmed by their own children and grandchildren for years to come.
Maple View Farm
192 Salmon Brook St
11 MINUTES On 50 acres in the center of Granby, CT, Maple View Farm is home to horses, cows, goats, pigs and chickens in addition to the farmers who, for 3 generations, have lived on and farmed the property. Founded in 1950, the farm has been a dairy, provided pony rides and today continues to board horses, offer horseback riding lessons and weekly summer sessions to kids. The pastured-based operation provides meat, veggies, eggs and other local products to their neighbors through the Farm Store on the property. The Boglis are committed to taking care of their 50 acres of land in the center of town so it can be farmed by their own children and grandchildren for years to come.
60 MINUTES Really cool place to visit, walk around, and shop. This place is huge and I could have easy spent all day here. All of the shops are really nice and the prices were reasonable. I was happily surprised that it is much, much more than candles. My granddaughter was hard to get out of the toy shoppe. There is also a candy shoppe, home goods store, local food products section, and a huge Christmas store. Of course there are also candles for sale throughout the store. My favorite part was the section where you can either pour your own candle or create a dipped candle.
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Yankee Candle
25 Greenfield Rd
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60 MINUTES Really cool place to visit, walk around, and shop. This place is huge and I could have easy spent all day here. All of the shops are really nice and the prices were reasonable. I was happily surprised that it is much, much more than candles. My granddaughter was hard to get out of the toy shoppe. There is also a candy shoppe, home goods store, local food products section, and a huge Christmas store. Of course there are also candles for sale throughout the store. My favorite part was the section where you can either pour your own candle or create a dipped candle.
8 Minutes Multi-dealer shop with 25 vendors, there is a large selection of antique postcards, jewelry, and books, this antique gift shop also carries old dining sets, sheet music, furniture, and artwork. Opened in 1990, this shop has a strong customer following.
Salmon Brook Shops
563 Salmon Brook St
8 Minutes Multi-dealer shop with 25 vendors, there is a large selection of antique postcards, jewelry, and books, this antique gift shop also carries old dining sets, sheet music, furniture, and artwork. Opened in 1990, this shop has a strong customer following.
5 MINUTES -Take a drive by the Friends of Holcomb Farm’s CSA Barn, 111 Simsbury Road, and see, as Margaret Mead said it best, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” The Holcomb Farm CSA and CSA Farm Store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from mid-June through mid-September. You do not have to belong to our CSA to shop at our Farm Store. At the Holcomb Farm CSA Farm Store, we offer one-stop-shopping for locally-sourced and artisanal foods from a variety of farms, bakeries, dairies, bottlers, and other food purveyors that operate in Granby and throughout the region.
Holcomb Farm CSA Farm & Farm Store
111 Simsbury Rd
5 MINUTES -Take a drive by the Friends of Holcomb Farm’s CSA Barn, 111 Simsbury Road, and see, as Margaret Mead said it best, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” The Holcomb Farm CSA and CSA Farm Store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from mid-June through mid-September. You do not have to belong to our CSA to shop at our Farm Store. At the Holcomb Farm CSA Farm Store, we offer one-stop-shopping for locally-sourced and artisanal foods from a variety of farms, bakeries, dairies, bottlers, and other food purveyors that operate in Granby and throughout the region.
10 Minutes Yelp Review: I had seen ads for this place for a long time and thought it was a little weird. A garden center that specializes in Hosta? It wasn's so strange when I realized I needed some hosta and all the varieties at the local nurseries were the same, boring plants. We were passing through Granby and I remembered O'Brien and we happily left with some distinctive Hosta. The selection was pretty amazing, I think the ad says 900 variety of hosta, I don't doubt it. The shop is unique because it is a house and the plants are just set up all over the property and you can just walk around and pick what you like. Looking for some new shade friendly plants? ,O'Brien's was worth the trip.
O'Brien Nurserymen LLC
40 Wells Rd
10 Minutes Yelp Review: I had seen ads for this place for a long time and thought it was a little weird. A garden center that specializes in Hosta? It wasn's so strange when I realized I needed some hosta and all the varieties at the local nurseries were the same, boring plants. We were passing through Granby and I remembered O'Brien and we happily left with some distinctive Hosta. The selection was pretty amazing, I think the ad says 900 variety of hosta, I don't doubt it. The shop is unique because it is a house and the plants are just set up all over the property and you can just walk around and pick what you like. Looking for some new shade friendly plants? ,O'Brien's was worth the trip.
11 MINUTES - Appropriately located in a former milking shed, our farm store is stocked with our goat milk soaps in full and travel sizes in a variety of scents, hand knit washcloths and back scrubbies, body butters, detergent, lavender wands, bath salts, soy candles, Belgian linen and soap dishes. Gift baskets and sets are readily available from small hostess gifts to large customized spa baskets and everything else in between! Facebook Review: It's a great place. I love their soaps! The animals are all adorable and so friendly. I could stay there hours just petting and visiting them. The people there are lovely. Very friendly and kind. I will certainly go back.
Lyric Hill Farm
134 Hungary Rd
11 MINUTES - Appropriately located in a former milking shed, our farm store is stocked with our goat milk soaps in full and travel sizes in a variety of scents, hand knit washcloths and back scrubbies, body butters, detergent, lavender wands, bath salts, soy candles, Belgian linen and soap dishes. Gift baskets and sets are readily available from small hostess gifts to large customized spa baskets and everything else in between! Facebook Review: It's a great place. I love their soaps! The animals are all adorable and so friendly. I could stay there hours just petting and visiting them. The people there are lovely. Very friendly and kind. I will certainly go back.
8 MINUTES ~ 4 OUT OF 5 **** Yelp Review: This is a well organized consignment shop and since they went into their new location they have even more room to display a lot of items. It's great for kids and even some adult stuff to.
Top Drawer Consignment Boutique, LLC
15 Hartford Ave
8 MINUTES ~ 4 OUT OF 5 **** Yelp Review: This is a well organized consignment shop and since they went into their new location they have even more room to display a lot of items. It's great for kids and even some adult stuff to.
Arts & Culture
Granby and the immediate area has a plethora of artists with private studios There are near by Historic Buildings, Music Halls and Living Museums.
3 MINUTES Historic 19th-century library given to North Granby by a famous Connecticut family. Prior to Frederick H. Cossitt’s death on September 23, 1887, he had orally expressed a desire to build a library in his birth town of Granby as well as Memphis, Tennessee. Although this desire was never reduced to writing, his heirs honored his desire and gave $10,000 to the town of Granby and $75,000 to start a library in Memphis. The library in Granby, Connecticut was opened in 1891 in a new building with 1300 books on the shelves. It was located across the street from the house where Frederick H. Cossitt was born 80 years earlier and on property that was once owned by Rene Cossitt.
Frederick H Cossitt Library
388 N Granby Rd
3 MINUTES Historic 19th-century library given to North Granby by a famous Connecticut family. Prior to Frederick H. Cossitt’s death on September 23, 1887, he had orally expressed a desire to build a library in his birth town of Granby as well as Memphis, Tennessee. Although this desire was never reduced to writing, his heirs honored his desire and gave $10,000 to the town of Granby and $75,000 to start a library in Memphis. The library in Granby, Connecticut was opened in 1891 in a new building with 1300 books on the shelves. It was located across the street from the house where Frederick H. Cossitt was born 80 years earlier and on property that was once owned by Rene Cossitt.
36 MINUTES The music hall at Infinity Norfolk seats 300, ensuring each and every seat provides front-row entertainment. ensuring each and every seat provides front-row entertainment.
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Infinity Hall Norfolk
20 Greenwoods Road West
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36 MINUTES The music hall at Infinity Norfolk seats 300, ensuring each and every seat provides front-row entertainment. ensuring each and every seat provides front-row entertainment.
33 MINUTES The Warner Theatre is an Art-Deco style movie palace located at 68-82 Main Street in Torrington, Connecticut. It opened on August 19, 1931 as part of the Warner Bros. chain of movie theaters. Today it operates as a mixed-use performing arts center. It is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also a contributing property in the Downtown Torrington Historic District. The theater has been deemed the "finest surviving Modernistic theatre in Connecticut."[2]:11
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Warner Theatre
68 Main Street
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33 MINUTES The Warner Theatre is an Art-Deco style movie palace located at 68-82 Main Street in Torrington, Connecticut. It opened on August 19, 1931 as part of the Warner Bros. chain of movie theaters. Today it operates as a mixed-use performing arts center. It is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also a contributing property in the Downtown Torrington Historic District. The theater has been deemed the "finest surviving Modernistic theatre in Connecticut."[2]:11
5 MINUTES Specializing Granby native Aaron Draper Shattuck, 19th-century landscape artist, David Kimball was the former curator of collections for the Marine Historical Association. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Ct. David has over 40 years of art conservation experience with museums and Historical Societies through out New England.
Stagecoach Gallery
585 Salmon Brook St
5 MINUTES Specializing Granby native Aaron Draper Shattuck, 19th-century landscape artist, David Kimball was the former curator of collections for the Marine Historical Association. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Ct. David has over 40 years of art conservation experience with museums and Historical Societies through out New England.
15 MINUTES Old Newgate Prison is a former prison and mine site on Newgate Road in East Granby, Connecticut. It is now operated by the state of Connecticut as the Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine Archaeological Preserve. The site includes a colonial-era copper mine, and the remains of the state's first official prison, which was used between 1776 and 1782 to house prisoners of war from the American Revolutionary War. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.
Old Newgate Prison
106 Newgate Rd
15 MINUTES Old Newgate Prison is a former prison and mine site on Newgate Road in East Granby, Connecticut. It is now operated by the state of Connecticut as the Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine Archaeological Preserve. The site includes a colonial-era copper mine, and the remains of the state's first official prison, which was used between 1776 and 1782 to house prisoners of war from the American Revolutionary War. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.
8 MINUTES This beautiful old brick Meeting House has stood on Washington Hill for 165 years. It was built 1833, dedicated on October 16, 1834. It stands at the junction of Routes 179 and 219, in the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, and was the mother church of the North Canton Methodist Church, which celebrated its centennial in 1972. This is an unusually beautiful building and is one of the very few prime examples of an early Methodist Meeting House remaining in Connecticut. Barkhamsted is extremely fortunate that it remains practically unchanged from the way it was first built and retains all its antique beauty.
Washington Hill Church
8 MINUTES This beautiful old brick Meeting House has stood on Washington Hill for 165 years. It was built 1833, dedicated on October 16, 1834. It stands at the junction of Routes 179 and 219, in the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, and was the mother church of the North Canton Methodist Church, which celebrated its centennial in 1972. This is an unusually beautiful building and is one of the very few prime examples of an early Methodist Meeting House remaining in Connecticut. Barkhamsted is extremely fortunate that it remains practically unchanged from the way it was first built and retains all its antique beauty.
69 MINUTES Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See Yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles, and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.
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Historic Deerfield
80 Old Main Street
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69 MINUTES Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See Yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles, and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.
51 MILES Bull's Bridge is a single-lane vehicular wooden covered bridge across the Housatonic River in the town of Kent, Connecticut, close to the state border with New York. The first instance of a bridge at this location was constructed by Jacob and Isaac Bull in 1760, which gave the bridge its name. Popular legend suggests that George Washington crossed the bridge with the Bulls' assistance while still under construction. The current bridge was built in 1842 from timber, with additional supports added in the 19th and 20th centuries. Built with a Town lattice design, the bridge has reinforced trusswork visible on the interior.
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Bulls Covered Bridge
248 Bulls Bridge Rd
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51 MILES Bull's Bridge is a single-lane vehicular wooden covered bridge across the Housatonic River in the town of Kent, Connecticut, close to the state border with New York. The first instance of a bridge at this location was constructed by Jacob and Isaac Bull in 1760, which gave the bridge its name. Popular legend suggests that George Washington crossed the bridge with the Bulls' assistance while still under construction. The current bridge was built in 1842 from timber, with additional supports added in the 19th and 20th centuries. Built with a Town lattice design, the bridge has reinforced trusswork visible on the interior.
38 MILES The West Cornwall Covered Bridge (an earlier incarnation was known as the Hart Bridge) is a wooden covered lattice truss bridge carrying the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike over the Housatonic River in the town of Cornwall, Connecticut. Records indicate that a bridge may have been in place in this location as early as 1762. A previous bridge was destroyed in the flood of 1837 and a new bridge was constructed in 1841. This bridge would also be destroyed and the current bridge would be completed circa 1864. Utilizing the central pier from the previous incarnation, despite the Town lattice being able to withstand the weight and single span, the bridge has two spans.
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West Cornwall Covered Bridge
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38 MILES The West Cornwall Covered Bridge (an earlier incarnation was known as the Hart Bridge) is a wooden covered lattice truss bridge carrying the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike over the Housatonic River in the town of Cornwall, Connecticut. Records indicate that a bridge may have been in place in this location as early as 1762. A previous bridge was destroyed in the flood of 1837 and a new bridge was constructed in 1841. This bridge would also be destroyed and the current bridge would be completed circa 1864. Utilizing the central pier from the previous incarnation, despite the Town lattice being able to withstand the weight and single span, the bridge has two spans.
49 MILES Comstock's Bridge, also known as the Comstock Covered Bridge, is a covered bridge located in East Hampton, Connecticut. The bridge was built in 1840 to span the Salmon River and is one of only three historic covered bridges in the state. The main span is a Howe truss, 80 feet (24 m) long, with a roadbed 12 feet wide. A secondary span, 30 feet in length, connects the bridge to the eastern shore. The bridge underwent major restoration work in the 1930s after a truck crashed through the floor; it is now closed to traffic and is accessible from a small public park. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1976
Comstock covered bridge
14 Bridge St
49 MILES Comstock's Bridge, also known as the Comstock Covered Bridge, is a covered bridge located in East Hampton, Connecticut. The bridge was built in 1840 to span the Salmon River and is one of only three historic covered bridges in the state. The main span is a Howe truss, 80 feet (24 m) long, with a roadbed 12 feet wide. A secondary span, 30 feet in length, connects the bridge to the eastern shore. The bridge underwent major restoration work in the 1930s after a truck crashed through the floor; it is now closed to traffic and is accessible from a small public park. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1976
57 MILES William Gillette's "castle", called Seventh Sister and renamed "Gillette Castle" by Connecticut State in 1943, was built between 1914 and 1919 with an addition completed in 1924 on a 184-acre tract at the top of the southernmost of a chain of hills known as the Seven Sisters. Gillette died having no children, and his will precluded the possession of his home by any "blithering saphead" who has no conception of where he is or with what surrounded". The State of Connecticut took over the property in 1943, renaming it Gillette Castle State Park. Waterfalls​ and a covered bridge featured.
Gillette Castle Visitor Center
57 MILES William Gillette's "castle", called Seventh Sister and renamed "Gillette Castle" by Connecticut State in 1943, was built between 1914 and 1919 with an addition completed in 1924 on a 184-acre tract at the top of the southernmost of a chain of hills known as the Seven Sisters. Gillette died having no children, and his will precluded the possession of his home by any "blithering saphead" who has no conception of where he is or with what surrounded". The State of Connecticut took over the property in 1943, renaming it Gillette Castle State Park. Waterfalls​ and a covered bridge featured.
6 MINUTES Facebook Review: We had a wonderful experience at Silver Street Glass. The owners, Annuka and Mark, are welcoming, kind, patient and incredibly talented artists. They had a challenge in teaching us the art of glass blowing as I am deaf and had brought a child there to learn as well. They didn’t bat an eye...but did everything possible to make our experience fun and informative. We love the ornaments we made and look forward to returning. Be sure to check out the gallery of their work to find a one-of-a-kind gift (or something for yourself). http://www.granbyartists.org/Artists/Ritalahti/portfolio.html
Silver Street Glass, LLC
105 Silver St
6 MINUTES Facebook Review: We had a wonderful experience at Silver Street Glass. The owners, Annuka and Mark, are welcoming, kind, patient and incredibly talented artists. They had a challenge in teaching us the art of glass blowing as I am deaf and had brought a child there to learn as well. They didn’t bat an eye...but did everything possible to make our experience fun and informative. We love the ornaments we made and look forward to returning. Be sure to check out the gallery of their work to find a one-of-a-kind gift (or something for yourself). http://www.granbyartists.org/Artists/Ritalahti/portfolio.html
5 MINUTES - Wildlife photos and art, lectures on photography & photo destinations. Open Weekends, May thru October. http://fiddleheadfoto.com/
Fiddlehead Foto
114 East St
5 MINUTES - Wildlife photos and art, lectures on photography & photo destinations. Open Weekends, May thru October. http://fiddleheadfoto.com/
5 MINUTES - Art Of Lamp studio designs and fabricates sculptural lighting. If you are unfamiliar with the discipline, it is the art of combining light and three-dimensional work. The artist, Jean-Luc Godard focuses on organic designs and minimalist concepts. His creations directly respond to the surrounding environment and his everyday experiences serve as a starting point for those works. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily http://www.granbyartists.org/Artists/Godard/bio.html
Art Of Lamp
46 Simsbury Rd
5 MINUTES - Art Of Lamp studio designs and fabricates sculptural lighting. If you are unfamiliar with the discipline, it is the art of combining light and three-dimensional work. The artist, Jean-Luc Godard focuses on organic designs and minimalist concepts. His creations directly respond to the surrounding environment and his everyday experiences serve as a starting point for those works. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily http://www.granbyartists.org/Artists/Godard/bio.html
7 MINUTES - Avis has been an active potter for more than 30 years exploring various ceramic techniques. Starting to study pottery at Stetson University in 1961 she found the medium that would demand her devotion. She produces hundreds of stoneware pieces each year that are designed for everyday use. For these, careful attention is given to durability and function as well as beauty. The range of this work includes single items such as lamps, teapots, bowls, mugs and, plates as well as entire wedding registries. Open Daily, 9 to 5:00 pm http://www.honeyhillpottery.us/
Honey Hill Pottery
31 Barndoor Hills Rd
7 MINUTES - Avis has been an active potter for more than 30 years exploring various ceramic techniques. Starting to study pottery at Stetson University in 1961 she found the medium that would demand her devotion. She produces hundreds of stoneware pieces each year that are designed for everyday use. For these, careful attention is given to durability and function as well as beauty. The range of this work includes single items such as lamps, teapots, bowls, mugs and, plates as well as entire wedding registries. Open Daily, 9 to 5:00 pm http://www.honeyhillpottery.us/
60 Minutes 5 Stars Fun day trip excursion! I recently went here with my boyfriend and we had a blast, despite the fact that it was during COVID. The staff did their best to make everything safe but immersive and educational. I was very impressed with the amount of space and how maintained the fields and pastures were. While walking through the village I did feel as though I was transported back in time. I would have liked to come here prior to covid to see what it was like but it did not disappoint today. Highly recommend!!
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Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
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60 Minutes 5 Stars Fun day trip excursion! I recently went here with my boyfriend and we had a blast, despite the fact that it was during COVID. The staff did their best to make everything safe but immersive and educational. I was very impressed with the amount of space and how maintained the fields and pastures were. While walking through the village I did feel as though I was transported back in time. I would have liked to come here prior to covid to see what it was like but it did not disappoint today. Highly recommend!!
Entertainment & Activities Fun Things to do
There are lots of choices besides hiking our hills... Tubing, Skiing, Swimming & Skating...Also an old fashioned Drive In Theater and a "Story Tellers Cottage"!
11 MINUTES Local YMCA with 2 large pools and a Subway!
Farmington Valley YMCA
97 Salmon Brook St
11 MINUTES Local YMCA with 2 large pools and a Subway!
15 MINUTES At Ski Sundown we strive to offer the best mountain experience. We work hard on keeping the mountain well maintained, fresh, and exciting. We want as many people to enjoy our creations as possible, that’s why we offer such a variety of Freestyle which may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, mogul terrain, and other created or natural terrain features. Whether you are an advanced, intermediate or beginner skier or boarder we have terrain to suit your needs and ability level. 100% snowmaking on EVERY trail, excellent grooming, and reliable conditions. We offer day and night skiing in a beautiful mountain setting close to home!
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Ski Sundown
126 Ratlum Road
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15 MINUTES At Ski Sundown we strive to offer the best mountain experience. We work hard on keeping the mountain well maintained, fresh, and exciting. We want as many people to enjoy our creations as possible, that’s why we offer such a variety of Freestyle which may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, mogul terrain, and other created or natural terrain features. Whether you are an advanced, intermediate or beginner skier or boarder we have terrain to suit your needs and ability level. 100% snowmaking on EVERY trail, excellent grooming, and reliable conditions. We offer day and night skiing in a beautiful mountain setting close to home!
31 MINUTES There is a variety of rides and all are different! The Superman is on the top of my chart - the drops are just unbelievable! Others that are worth it are the Batman, The Joker and the MindEraser. The Goliath is also a must but your head hurts after cause you keep hitting it in the holders. There is also a water park but they close at 7pm so we decided there is not enough time to enjoy it.
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Six Flags New England
1623 Main Street
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31 MINUTES There is a variety of rides and all are different! The Superman is on the top of my chart - the drops are just unbelievable! Others that are worth it are the Batman, The Joker and the MindEraser. The Goliath is also a must but your head hurts after cause you keep hitting it in the holders. There is also a water park but they close at 7pm so we decided there is not enough time to enjoy it.
20 MINUTES Wear bathing suits or shorts; or whatever you are comfortable swimming in. It's also a good idea to wear something on your feet: Sneakers, Teva's, water shoes, or wetsuit boots. Don't wear heavy boots. Leave all unnecessary items that you don't want to lose, at home(eyeglasses, watches, rings, favorite hats, and jewelry are commonly lost during tubing.) Our P.F.D.'s (life jackets) get a lot of use and are always wet. We do wash them weekly but they still smell. You can bring your own coast guard approved P.F.D. (life jacket) to wear instead of using the ones that we supply. If you bring your own it must be a coast guard approved P.F.D. (life jacket).
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Farmington River Tubing
92 Main Street
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20 MINUTES Wear bathing suits or shorts; or whatever you are comfortable swimming in. It's also a good idea to wear something on your feet: Sneakers, Teva's, water shoes, or wetsuit boots. Don't wear heavy boots. Leave all unnecessary items that you don't want to lose, at home(eyeglasses, watches, rings, favorite hats, and jewelry are commonly lost during tubing.) Our P.F.D.'s (life jackets) get a lot of use and are always wet. We do wash them weekly but they still smell. You can bring your own coast guard approved P.F.D. (life jacket) to wear instead of using the ones that we supply. If you bring your own it must be a coast guard approved P.F.D. (life jacket).
45 Minutes There is nothing like it in the world – a hot air balloon ride is truly a one-of-a-kind experience! Come enjoy a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight with CT Ballooning. Whether you to choose to fly over Connecticut or elsewhere in the Northeast, it will be an experience you will not soon forget. Hot air balloon rides are scheduled daily at sunrise, weather permitting all year. Your entire balloon adventure will last between 3-4 hours, while your actual flight time is approximately 1 hour. During the flight, we'll travel between 3 and 15 miles depending on the wind speed and direction.
CT Ballooning, LLC
304 4 Rod Rd
45 Minutes There is nothing like it in the world – a hot air balloon ride is truly a one-of-a-kind experience! Come enjoy a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight with CT Ballooning. Whether you to choose to fly over Connecticut or elsewhere in the Northeast, it will be an experience you will not soon forget. Hot air balloon rides are scheduled daily at sunrise, weather permitting all year. Your entire balloon adventure will last between 3-4 hours, while your actual flight time is approximately 1 hour. During the flight, we'll travel between 3 and 15 miles depending on the wind speed and direction.
15 MINUTES The International Skating Center of Connecticut is a world class, twin-rink training facility located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The Facility also features Open Skating Hours, Special events like birthday parties, the J.A.M. Pro Shop and the Sk8ters Cafe, a full-service​ restaurant featuring rink-side dining. Come join us on the ice and see why so many National, International, Olympic and World Champions have made us the World's Home Ice!
International Skating Center of Connecticut
1375 Hopmeadow St
15 MINUTES The International Skating Center of Connecticut is a world class, twin-rink training facility located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The Facility also features Open Skating Hours, Special events like birthday parties, the J.A.M. Pro Shop and the Sk8ters Cafe, a full-service​ restaurant featuring rink-side dining. Come join us on the ice and see why so many National, International, Olympic and World Champions have made us the World's Home Ice!
17 Minutes : One of the few drive-ins left in Connecticut. 2 movies for 10 bucks... Convenient food and decent prices! It was a fun and a new experience for me. Great place to bring kids to play on the lawn before the movie starts. The new digital projector seems to have made a big difference in picture quality. It's still not the biggest screen in the world, but I had no problem seeing the movies when we visited. Maybe I'm nostalgic. Where else can you see two movies under the stars, drinking root beer and eating onion rings? It's one of those Americana experiences that is rapidly disappearing.
Pleasant Valley Drive-in
47 River Rd
17 Minutes : One of the few drive-ins left in Connecticut. 2 movies for 10 bucks... Convenient food and decent prices! It was a fun and a new experience for me. Great place to bring kids to play on the lawn before the movie starts. The new digital projector seems to have made a big difference in picture quality. It's still not the biggest screen in the world, but I had no problem seeing the movies when we visited. Maybe I'm nostalgic. Where else can you see two movies under the stars, drinking root beer and eating onion rings? It's one of those Americana experiences that is rapidly disappearing.
Board and Brush Creative Studio - Simsbury