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29 Mar

Day Trips: A Drive To Salisbury & Lakeville

The quaint little towns of Salisbury and Lakeville are just a short twenty minute drive from The Manor House along Route 44.

Downtown Salisbury

Downtown Salisbury

Quintessential New England towns with unique stores, coffee shops, and sidewalks for strolling are perfect spots for a day of visiting town libraries, unique shops, scenic lakes, and pubs for a drink and a bite to eat.

The scones and other sweets baked on site at Sweet William’s Bakery are delicious along with their wide variety of coffees, cappuccinos, and lattes. Outside tables in the warmer months allow for relaxing and people watching alfresco.

Sweet William Bakery


There are so many places to dine. I enjoyed lunch one day at the Country Bistro where they also serve breakfast and dinner and have a spot for your umbrella on a rainy day.

Country Bistro Salisbury

We have also enjoyed the Boathouse Restaurant where you can order from a large menu that offers steak to sushi and The Woodland.

Salisbury, like Norfolk and Canaan, has a history dating back to the Revolutionary War when iron ore was mined for building cannons for the patriots fight for independence. Stop by the historic Scoville Memorial Library for information on walking tours.

Salisbury history

If you’re interested in more information on this period in Connecticut’s history you can also stop by the Beckley Furnace in Canaan on your way back to the Manor House and catch a tasting at the Land of Nod Vineyard.

And of course while you’re in Salisbury there is always Lake Wononscopomuc. Try saying that three times.

.Lake at Lakeville

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