Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Norfolk

Antiques

Joseph Stannard Antiques

Joseph Stannard Antiques offers impeccable French Country imports and a “savvy classic” line from the owner/artist himself.

Station Place, Norfolk
860-542-5212
josephstannard.com

Architects

KBJ Architect

Their goal is to provide architectural services that are responsive to the needs of the client, the site, and the environment.

PO Box 565, Norfolk
860-542-5626
kbjarchitect.com

Arts

Yale School of Music – Chamber Music Festival

Audiences from around the country come to the Northwest Corner to hear world-class artists at this chamber music festival. These professional musicians also serve as teachers and mentors to the Fellows who come to Norfolk each summer to study. Bring the family (kids are free), enjoy the spectacular natural beauty and, most of all enjoy the wonderful performances. The Fellows also perform on the Norfolk Fellows’ Performance Series which is offered free to the public throughout the summer. The festival takes place at the lovely Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate.

Music Shed
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
97 Battell Road
Intersection of Routes 272 & 44
Norfolk

860.542.3000

www.music.yale.edu/norfolk/

Causes

Aton Forest

Aton Forest, Inc. was formed to preserve the lands assembled by Dr. Frank E. Egler as a Research Natural Area and to continue the low impact, long-term ecological research that he pioneered. The organization also maintains an archive of Dr. Egler ’s written material and library, and curates a portion of his house and furnishings as an informal museum. The aim is to preserve and continue the physical and intellectual legacy of our founder.

They are always interested in volunteers to lend a hand. Volunteer activities include: trail work, gardening, naturalistic landscaping, archival work, outreach, graphic design, fundraising, and a number of research projects

P.O. Box 509, Norfolk
860-542-5125
contactatonforest.blogspot.com

Norfolk Land Trust

The Norfolk Land Trust (“NLT”), an all volunteer organization, was created in 1982 to encourage the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, Connecticut. Their resources include pristine water courses, beautiful wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and the plants and animals whose habitat it is. NLT is interested in helping preserve tracts of land which support conservation, recreation, scenic and local historical and cultural values. To date NLT has protected more than 4,000 acres of open space with conservation easements.

PO Box 363, Norfolk
860-307-8380
norfolklandtrust.org

Design

KBJ Architect

Their goal is to provide architectural services that are responsive to the needs of the client, the site, and the environment.

PO Box 565, Norfolk
860-542-5626
kbjarchitect.com

Ruthann Olsson

Strives to balance architecture with color, concept, scale, and functionality, while working with the client, architect, and tradesmen.

20 John Curtis Road, Norfolk
860-542-5095
ruthannolssoninteriors.com

Designers

Ruthann Olsson

Strives to balance architecture with color, concept, scale, and functionality, while working with the client, architect, and tradesmen.

20 John Curtis Road, Norfolk
860-542-5095
ruthannolssoninteriors.com

Food

Anstett’s Sugar Farm

The Anstett family welcomes you to tour the Anstett’s Sugar Farm, which has specialized in maple syrup for the past 30 years. Check the web site for hours and boiling times during the months of January through April. Hours are by appointment only during the off season; call to schedule a time. Contact them now for a taste of some of northwest Connecticut’s finest maple syrup! 

542 East Greenwoods Road, Norfolk CT

860-542-5013

www.AnstettsMapleSyrup.com

Norfolk Farmers’ Market

The Norfolk Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm, between May 18 – October 12.

Town Hall
19 Maple Avenue
Norfolk
norfolkfarmersmarket.org

Goods

Joseph Stannard Antiques

Joseph Stannard Antiques offers impeccable French Country imports and a “savvy classic” line from the owner/artist himself.

Station Place, Norfolk
860-542-5212
josephstannard.com

Landmarks

Blackberry River Inn

Also known as Mosley House-Farm, this colonial mansion, constructed in 1763, was renovated in the 1920s. Up until 1939, the property was used as a farm and known as Blackberry River Farm, after which it was transformed into an Inn.  In 1971 the Inn was sold to a local corporation, which modernized the property.  In 1993, an investor from New York bought the Inn. Today Blackberry River Inn is operated as a bed and breakfast.

538 Greenwoods Road, West, Norfolk
860-542-5100
Blackberryriverinn.com

Haystack Mountain Tower

The Haystack Mountain Tower is a 34-foot high stone tower at the summit of Haystack Mountain. Erick Kennsett Rossiter and Rossiter & Muller designed the tower, built in 1929. It cost approximately $50,000 and was made from stone cut from the mountain.  The tower allows visitors to see Long Island Sound, the Berkshires, and peaks in Massachusetts, New York, and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Route 272, Norfolk
860-482-1817
ct.gov

World War I Memorial

Designed by Alfredo S.G. Taylor, the monument honors Norfolk’s World War I veterans and heroes. Dedicated on Armistice Day in 1921, the monument features three archways rising from a triangular base with long benches. A replica of the Liberty Bell hangs in the niche below the intersection of the archways. The monument is topped with a stone design that appears to resemble an eternal flame.

Intersection of North Street (Route 272) & Greenwoods Rd. (Route 44), Norfolk
ctmonuments.net

Lodgings

The Manor House

Built in 1898, The Manor House is perfect for relaxing getaways and memorable escapes – whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just need a change of scenery. Enjoy the picturesque New England countryside at the small 9-room inn, tucked away on 5 acres of lawn and gardens in Connecticut’s lovely Litchfield Hills.

They have many scenic outdoor areas for you to enjoy during your visit- including patios, a gazebo, and paired Adirondack chairs scattered throughout our expansive lawn and country gardens. Two of the suites also offer private balconies, where you can enjoy your morning coffee or take in spectacular sunset views over the trees.

The Manor House Inn is less than 2 1/2 hours from New York City and Boston. It’s on a quiet street, yet just steps away from a full service restaurant, country store, miles of hiking trails and more.

69 Maple Avenue, Norfolk
860-542-5690
manorhouse-norfolk.com

Outdoors

Anstett’s Sugar Farm

The Anstett family welcomes you to tour the Anstett’s Sugar Farm, which has specialized in maple syrup for the past 30 years. Check the web site for hours and boiling times during the months of January through April. Hours are by appointment only during the off season; call to schedule a time. Contact them now for a taste of some of northwest Connecticut’s finest maple syrup! 

542 East Greenwoods Road, Norfolk CT

860-542-5013

www.AnstettsMapleSyrup.com

Loon Meadow Farm

Loon Meadow Farm’s Horse & Carriage Livery has fun horse drawn sleigh rides. The size of your sleigh or wagon is up to you. Comes with blankets and hot cider.
www.loonmeadowfarm.com

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