Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Lakeville (Salisbury)


Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center

The performing arts hall of The Hotchkiss School was designed by and completed in 2005. With views of Lakeville’s Lake Wononscupomuc, the hall is home to the Hotchkiss Concert Series, hosting free classical concerts September through May. Guest artists have included The Fine Arts Quartet, Amerigo Trio, Nordic Voices, The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and Midori. The hall is also home to Hotchkiss Summer Portals concerts, once again free and open to the public during June and July. Past guests have included Melvin Chen, Miró Quartet, Brentano Quartet, Ida Kavafian, and the Ying Quartet. This is a fabulous venue and the concerts are spectacular.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road

The White Gallery
This art gallery features contemporary and emerging artists. Owners and co-directors Susan and Tino Galluzzo have always loved fine art and in 2002 they opened the gallery. Some of the artists they represent are Tim Cahill, Ann Chernow, Avery Danziger, Mary Close, and Victor Leger. Representing more than 21 artists, the gallery has prints, photographs, abstract paintings, paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and photo mosaics.
The White Gallery
342 Main Street
Lakeville, CT 06039
Tremaine Gallery

Situated at The Hotchkiss School, The Tremaine Gallery is a museum-quality exhibition space located in the main building. With education at the heart of its mission, the gallery hosts six shows a year, encompassing a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Along with the exhibitions, there are gallery talks with artists.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road


Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut

For 28 years, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut has participated in working to build stronger communities.  They treasure their volunteers, donors from the past and present, and those who work to create lasting impacts for hard-working local families.  Without our wonderful community, Habitat for Humanity could not provide the opportunity of affordable home ownership and help families to achieve their dreams of a brighter future.


Yoga at Space

The studio is situated in a beautifully renovated carriage barn. And Sara Getz  is amazing as lead teacher. A variety of traditional Yoga classes for all levels of students.

228 Sharon Road
(Route 41)


Deano’s Pizza

After you’ve indulged in a few hot slices, complete your indulgence by enjoying some delicous SoCo Creamery premium ice cream. Stop by this casual yet classic pizzeria today!

24 Millerton Road, Lakeville CT


Labonne’s Market

This easy to navigate alternative to the mega grocery store has an impressive deli, a large selection of prepared foods (their sushi is fresh and made daily on the premises) as well as an excellent meat and fish department.

22 Academy Street

Pastorale Bistro & Bar

BUSINESS CLOSED – You’ll find yourself going back to this local favorite for thick cut French toast and Eggs Benedict or for another hot, steaming bowl of mussels. The atmosphere is warm and casual with high-end food that tickles the palate.

223 Main Street

Sweet William’s Bakery

This is the real deal. The folks here bake everything on-site and with everything made entirely from scratch using fresh, high-quality ingredients. An extensive selection of coffee is available, perfect with their baked goodies such as cookies, scones, muffins, biscuits, layer cakes, cheesecake, tarts, tea breads, biscotti, pound cake, pies, candied nuts, cupcakes and much more (are you full yet?).

19 Main Street

The Country Bistro

BUSINESS CLOSED – While The Country Bistro’s atmosphere is simple, its delicious fare will not disappoint. The wheat berry tabouli with feta cheese is especially delightful. This small, charming bistro in the heart of Salisbury’s shopping area also has a full service bar. Irresistible desserts. Catering and takeout are available. Reservations suggested.

10 Academy Street

The Woodland

Reservations are a must if you want to experience excellent food at one of the area’s most popular, well-reputed restaurants. The menu is extensive and varied (for a thrill, try the sushi).  Fun bar scene. Impeccable service.

192 Sharon Road

Whippoorwill Farm

Flavorful and lean grass-fed beef as well as pork and chickens are available at this well reputed farm located on scenic Salmon Kill Road. No hormones or antibiotics are used. The beef is dry aged for full flavor and tenderness, then vacuum wrapped and frozen for freshness. They now accept credit cards. Call ahead to check when they are open.

189 Salmon Kill Road


Lakeville Interiors

A decorating and retail business run by two talented sisters, Ashley Merz Marchand and Courtney Merz Saulnier, this decorating emporium is known for its customized products and wide-ranging, inspired design services. Their lovely 10,000 square-foot store, showroom, and workroom is located on Holley Street, a small street just off of Route 44, also known as Main Street (or Millerton Road) in Lakeville. Hidden from view off the main thoroughfare, it is well worth the detour. See our article HERE.
Personal consultations and home visitations are available. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for completion of window treatments, pillows, bedding — basically everything except furniture that can be made in the Lakeville Interiors workroom. It takes 8 to 10 weeks for new, upholstered pieces to arrive. Areas served: Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.

Lakeville Interiors
7 Holley Street, Lakeville

Instagram: @lakevillinteriors

Old Farm Nursery

A phenomenal set up and business; well worth a visit to look at Judy and Pat Murphy’s stunning gardens surrounding their house (yes, visitors are invited to walk the property). But this, mostly, is a serious nursery specializing in landscape design and installation. A huge variety of trees, shrubs and perennials make this farm indispensable to the area.


This is a popular place, well loved for its imports from around the globe.

Peter Becks Village Store

Even if you aren’t a fisherman, boater, or swimmer, there’s something for you at this outdoor apparel store. Hikers stop by for all kinds of camping and backpacking gear.


This shop carries high-quality pet food and pet paraphernalia.



Interlaken Inn

74 Interlaken Road


Bear Mountain

This is the tallest peak in Connecticut. Undermountain Trail is the a popular trail and part of the legendary Appalachian Trail. It’s a long and steep hike, but there are streams, waterfalls, and woodlands, so take your time and enjoy. It is about a 5 to 6 mile round trip, best to plan the day around it.

Lion’s Head

Another all-day excursion, this is a challenging walk. The reward is the gorgeous view from the top. Along the way, enjoy the wildflowers and the songbirds.

Salisbury School Rink

Ice skating.

251 Canaan Road


Hotchkiss School Rinks

Ice skating.

11 Interlaken Road



Colleen, a skincare expert, has been practicing in the region for 15 years. Facials, waxing and more.

24 Millerton Road

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