As the Autumnal cool in the air replaces the heat of the Summer the urge to enjoy the landscape of New England calls to us all. Woodbury Ct is the perfect day trip for weekenders and homesteaders alike. An ideal melding of antiques, history and outdoor trails makes this a great location for a Saturday adventure.
Getting an early start will require some breakfast fortification that can be found at the various diners and restaurants. Dotties Diner with its famous cinnamon donuts highlighted in Gourmet Magazine is a must.
The Woodbury Flea market is located at the intersection of Rt 64 and Rt 6 . Open at 7:30-2pm on Saturdays and 10-2pm on Sundays an array of antiques and treasures are displayed in a field that is walkable and has adequate parking.
The town of Woodbury was founded in 1672. A beautiful array of historical buildings line the Main Street making this a wonderful place for a walking tour. A booklet on the history of the homes can be checked out of the Woodbury Library. The Glebe House Museum is located directly off Main Street on Hollow Road and is a very important historical landmark. This is where the founding of the Episcopal Church in the United States took place. A rare garden designed by the famous English horticulturist Gertude Jekyll also graces the property. The museum is open from 1-4pm.
The Main Street is also lined with such a high concentration of antique stores that Woodbury has been known for some time as the “Antiques Capital of Ct”. The antiques dealers here take special pride in the fact that they helped to establish the CT Antiques Trail and have continuously provided beautiful merchandise to designers and collectors alike. The Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association website is a great reference for shops and hours of operation.
Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust located at 5 Church Hill Road has trails for hiking,walking and wildlife observation. Pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery. The founder of the nature center- Natalie Van Vleck was one of the very first women cubists in the United states. Her paintings can be viewed in her studio located on the same property.
Ending the day with one of the many top shelf restaurants is a must. Carole Peckʼs Good News Cafe offers nouvelle cuisine that is sure to please the most discerning foodie. Bon appetit!