Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Bethlehem

Causes

The Bethlehem Land Trust is a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They are dedicated to the conservation of open space, agricultural land, forests, water resources, and native plant and animal life, all of which contribute to the rural character of our community. The Bethlehem Land Trust is funded entirely by the generosity of individuals and businesses in the area that share an appreciation of the unique character of our town and wish to ensure it remains unspoiled.

Bethlehem Land Trust volunteers make a difference in their communities by helping protect open space, restoring habitat, and building and maintaining trails. They also need volunteers to help with our fundraisers, legal advice, grant writing, and much more. 

Bethlehem Land Trust
P.O. Box 322, Bethlehem
203-266-5595

Farms

March Farm is a third generation family farm. Enjoy their Farm Store, Hayloft Playscape, Pond Side Animal Yard, Farm Hiking Trails, seasonal Hayrides, Corn Mazes & Harvest Festivals. Pick your own apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, and strawberries.

March Farm
160 Munger Lane
203-266-7721

Food

The Italian word, Oliva, for ‘olive’ symbolizes the many culinary aspects of the mediterranean. For 31 years, Oliva on Main has celebrated Mediterranean and Northern Italian food. They use fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Find their gourmet Mediterranean products including hummus, baba ghanouj, and more at a store near you.

Oliva on Main
15 Main St. South, Bethlehem
203-266-5558

The Painted Pony restaurant established in 1989 has been a staple in the community and surrounding towns through Litchfield Hills for decades. It is known for its prime rib and beautiful country setting and patio, as well as a catering hall for up to 200 people for all your events.

Painted Pony Restaurant
74 Main St. South
203-266-5772

Gardens

This spectacular property includes an 18th-century residence, barns, and formal parterre garden.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
9 Main St. North, Bethlehem
203-266-7596

Pursuits

Strives to provide agricultural education and improve agriculture and rural living.

Held at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds and offering cooking demonstrations, live band, informative lectures, and diverse food vendors.

CT Garlic & Harvest Festival
304 Route 61 (Main St. North), Bethlehem
203-733-4976

Located in Bethlehem, a 20-acre horse farm offering a rustic yet elegant venue.

Wyndcrest Estate
68 Kasson Rd., Bethlehem
203-528-7724

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