Salisbury, Connecticut

Category: Travel

on: Nov 8, 2015

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Salisbury, CT

Salisbury is the northwestern most corner of CT (10 minutes form the borders of NY and MA) … an hour west of Hartford … 2 hours north of NYC.  Salisbury is the home of the Scoville Library, the nation’s first children’s free public library … It is also the home of Harney & Sons Tea, one of the biggest tea sellers of the world and managed by Michael Harney, son of the late John Harney, who was the tea master to the Queen of England

Travel: the 80-mile road trip from Chester, CT to Salisbury via Middletown, CT takes under
2 hours

Neighboring Towns: in NY: Wassaic, Amenia, Millerton … in CT: Lakeville, Sharon, Norfolk, Kent, Goshen, Falls Village (15-20 minutes), Canaan (20 minutes), Cornwall (30 minutes) … in MA: Egremont

What to bring: camera, walking shoes, outdoor gear for hiking or cycling if that appeals to you

Popular Community Event: The Winter Festival in Salisbury is in February the week before Valentine’s Day

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• Woodland
• Pastorale Bistro & Bar
• Country Bistro
* “Old Mill” in nearby South Egremont, MA (20 minutes from Salisbury)
* 2 bakeries including Sweet Williams Bakery… scones!

Nature and Outdoor Recreation:
* Bear MTN (tallest peak in CT at 2,380’) for hikers in good shape
* “Lion’s Head” (beautiful Northwestern views of Twin Lakes, the Berkshires & Litchfield Hills
* Mount Riga
* Mohawk State Park in Cornwall (25 minutes from Salisbury)
* Skiing: Catamount (30 minutes from Salisbury) and Butternut Ski resort in Great Barrington
* Ski Jump for the Junior Olympians (across from the Earl Gray Bed & Breakfast)
* Swimming: Twin Lakes … Lakeville Lake …Lake WononskopomucSalisbury 3

Arts/Music, etc:
* Aglet Theater (staged readings)
* TriArts Playhouse in Sharon, CT (10 minutes away) plus shops, boutiques & year round farmers market
* Movie House in Millerton, NY… also 52 Main in Millerton, NY has music on Saturdays
* Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk (25 minutes from Salisbury)
* Great Barrington has performing arts (20 minutes from Salisbury)
* Eric Sloan Museum in Kent; national register of historic places (30 minutes from Salisbury)


* Earl Grey Bed & Breakfast: Patricia & Richard Boyle inn keepers; warm, gracious, and welcoming private rooms plus a cottage with a private garden.
Richard is an author and expert on American Impressionism (former Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Chief Curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum)
• White Hart Inn – offers live music and periodic programs with visiting authors/speakers