Plan your visit! Come for the market, stay for all the other things to see and do in Norfolk! Make it a weekend of fun for all the family or come by yourself…there’s something for everyone. And save the date! The town’s first annual WINter – A weekend in Norfolk, February 24 and 25, 2018. Two days of fun for all, indoors and out, food crawl, live music, art exhibits, curling and hiking (on feet, snowshoes or skis), stained glass window tours, kids activities and more.
First watch the Norfolk video by Tom McGowan! Then…
- Station Place Café, 10 Station Place, Norfolk (860-542-2555) Coffee, sandwiches and more, Friday through Tuesday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
- Infinity Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road West (Rt. 44), Norfolk (860-542-5531) Dinner, lunch, happy hour, special events; call or see website for hours, info.
- Wood Creek Bar and Grill, 14 Greenwoods Road West (Rt. 44), Norfolk (860-542-1200) Drinks, lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Feast your eyes
- Browse the exhibits and learn more about Norfolk’s history at the Norfolk Historical Society museum (open 1 to 4 on Saturdays and Sundays, June through September), or by appointment the rest of the year.
- Visit the Norfolk Library, which always has an art show, plus a book sale in late August. (Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays 1 to 4 p.m.).
Enjoy some good music
- Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Picnic on the lawn, enjoy a serenade before the music starts; see website for box office and concert locations, programs, other details.
- Infinity Hall Dine at the Bistro, go upstairs for the stars; see website for concerts, ticket information, other details.
Celebrate being outdoors
- Hike the Norfolk Land Trust trails (download a few maps or buy a new trail guide at the library for $10).
- Hike and picnic on top of Dennis Hill (2 ½ miles south of Norfolk on Rt. 272) or by the waterfall at Campbell Falls State Park (4 miles north of Norfolk on Rt. 272).
- Climb the tower atop Haystack Mountain and enjoy the view (1 mile north of Norfolk on Rt. 272); picnic tables are lower down.
- Visit Great Mountain Forest, 201 Windrow Road, Norfolk, and explore the trails on foot or mountain bike.
- Go riding at Terra Cello Farm, 735 Norfolk Road (Rt. 272) (860-542-1115).
- Launch your kayak or canoe at Wood Creek Pond or Winchester Lake; both permit fishing (you still must have a license).
- Joseph Stannard, Station Place, Norfolk (860-542-5212), offers French country antiques, custom furnishings.
- Shoestring Antiques, 115 Greenwoods Road East (Rt. 44), Norfolk (860-542-1671), has something for everyone.
- Sigma Design Studio, 18 Greenwoods Road West (Rt. 44) (860-542-1970), specializes in antique silver and fine jewelry.
- The Artisan’s Guild, 10 Station Place, Norfolk (860-542-5055), has all sorts of one-of-a-kind handmade clothing, toys, bowls, cards….
- Mountain Spirit, at 20 John J. Curtis Road, Norfolk, beyond the bank (860-542-5662) can add a nice wine or cold beer to your picnic.
Fill up your tank or have that rattle checked
- George’s Norfolk Garage, 319 Greenwoods Road East (Rt. 44), Norfolk (860-542-5682).
Replenish your pockets
- National Iron Bank, 12 John Curtiss Road, Norfolk (860-542-5541): tellers open till noon Saturday, ATM open 24/7.
Need to rest now but not ready to go home?
Stay overnight at one of Norfolk’s fine B&Bs!
- Manor House, 69 Maple Avenue, Norfolk (860-542-5690).
- Mountain View Inn, 67 Litchfield Road (Rt. 272), Norfolk (860-542-6991).
- Blackberry River Inn, 538 Greenwoods Road West (Rt. 44), Norfolk (860-542-5100).
Fallen in love with Norfolk? Want to put down roots?
These real estate agents can all help you find the perfect place.
- Elyse Harney Real Estate (860-542-5500),
- Locust Lane Realty (860-542-6001),
- Betsy Little Real Estate (860-542-5020)
- Klemm Real Estate (860-309-3464) and
- Best & Cavallaro (860-480-5168)
Nourish your attachment!
Norfolk’s Natural Resource Inventory supplies real information to support your emotional attachment; a 12-Mb electronic version replete with photos is available for free download. And to find out what’s been going on, you also might check out the website for Norfolk Now, our monthly newspaper, or look for paper back issues in the post office and other places around town (sometimes you can find a current one that needs a home).
photo of Infinity Hall by Rebecca Ward